Kapiti Observer : May 23rd 2011
27 KAPITI OBSERVER, MAY 23, 2011 ART AND ENTERTAINMENT GIG GUIDE TUESDAY, MAY 24 LUNCHTIME CONCERT, Karen Clarke and Leo Watson, noon, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha. WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 LUNCHTIME CONCERT, Kapiti Women's Choir, noon, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha. THURSDAY, MAY 26 LUNCHTIME CONCERT, Phill Simmonds, Boggy Beat, Lindsay Rabbitt, noon, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha. LASHINGS OF WHIPPED CREAM, 7.30pm, Otaki Players, Civic Theatre, Main St, Otaki, otakiplayers.org.nz, also Friday and Saturday. FRIDAY, MAY 27 LUNCHTIME CONCERT, Shayn ''Hurricane'' Wills, noon, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha. GREEN PARROTS, 8pm, Lembas Cafe, Poplar Ave, Raumati South, $10. SATURDAY, MAY 28 LUNCHTIME CONCERT, Bradley Garner, noon, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, koha. ORGANIST, Myra Wootton, 2pm till 4pm, Kapiti Coast Museum, Elizabeth St, Waikanae, free, also Sunday. THE CATTLESTOPS, Traffic Cafe, Arthur St, Otaki, 06 364 7764. MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY, with Henpicked and The Crimson Club, 8pm, St Peter's Hall, Beach Rd, Paekakariki, $15. SUNDAY, MAY 29 PLAY READING, The Birthday Party, 2pm, St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki, $10 koha for hall restoration fund, 902 8221. COAST TO COAST JAZZ, 2pm till 5pm, Kapiti Club, Marine Pde, Paraparaumu Beach, free, 04 210 0338. Parrots to perch up at Lembas Green Parrots fly in from Paekakariki to play their first Kapiti gig as a group on Friday at Lembas Cafe. Led by Paekakariki singer/ songwriter Kayte Edwards, the five-piece unit plays blues and country music in the tra- dition of Billie Holiday, Memphis Minnie, Louis Jor- dan and Tom Waits, and orig- inal songs by Edwards. Edwards is best known for her blues-based Wellington band, Kayte and the Barflys, and her album Emergence-ee and has been prominent on the folk circuit for years. The folk scene is where I learned to play, perform and jam while getting across stories,'' she said. Pianist Gilbert Haisman began his music career in pit bands for student revues with Roger Hall, Dave Smith, Cathy Downes and others. A published writer, he has led jazz groups, appeared in poetry evenings, produced shows, and plays piano for silent movies. Edwards describes the col- laboration between herself and Haisman as the hub'' of the band. I really enjoy playing with him and having him interpret my works in a Green Parrot' sort of way.'' Also originally from Paekakariki are Aden Mackay on guitar and drummer Jack Cromie who have been in jazz- funk band Pavlova. The line-up is completed by bass player Elliotte Fuimaono, a stalwart on the Wellington scene. There is a wide age spread in the band, Edwards said, from 50s to 20s''. It's great. We each bring our own different styles and interpretations of music the younger members may have never even heard.'' Friday, 8pm, Lembas Cafe, Raumati South, $10. Fiddler back from US to go on Kiwi country jaunt National treasure: Colleen Trenwith, front, Legal Tender's Moira Howard and Ian Campbell, and Andrew London of The Cattlestops. By MARGARET IRVINE Kiwi fiddler Colleen Trenwith returns from teaching country music in Tennessee for a fly- ing visit next month. The former Hamilton County Bluegrass Band mem- ber will team up with Kapiti musicians Andrew London, of The Cattlestops and Hot Club Sandwich, and Legal Tender's Ian Campbell and Moira How- ard for a series of shows called Tales of Tennessee. In concerts around the lower North Island, including Paraparaumu on June 12, Trenwith and the band will present a selection of stories and music accumulated over a 40-year career, focussing on her most recent experiences in and around Tennessee. As far as we're concerned, Colleen is a national treasure,'' Campbell said. She's trodden a path that most Kiwi musicians can only dream about -- especially in such an American-dominated genre as bluegrass music. It's an honour to walk out on the same stage.'' The repertoire will range from country, western swing and bluegrass tunes, popular- ised by artists such as Guy Clark, Gillian Welch and Ali- son Krauss, to original songs by London, well-known for his humorous and satirical slant on Kiwi culture. London will play guitar, banjo, piano and mandola, with Campbell on guitar and Howard playing bass. Tren- with may also play bass, and her legendary country fiddle. Trenwith was a founding member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band in the late 1960s. The group's musi- cal career saw it host its own television series Country Touch, tour Australia with country icon Slim Dusty, and travel to Nashville to play at the Grand Ole Opry -- the ulti- mate for any country musician. Prior to leaving New Zea- land, she spent several years on the Kapiti Coast, collabor- ating with local acts, includ- ing country rock duo Legal Tender, swing trio Hot Club Sandwich and five-piece band, The Cattlestops. In 2008 she took up an opportunity to study music at the University of East Tennessee, and after two years was enlisted as a fulltime tutor. Tickets are limited. Sunday, June 12, 3pm, Kapiti Club, Paraparaumu Beach. Tickets $20, from Lotto shop, Paraparaumu Beach.
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