April Tribute Show Review 2013

Hi Folks

WOW. Thank you to everyone that supported our Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves Tribute and Country show on Sunday. Close to 200 people were at the Kamo club to enjoy an afternoon of country music with us. The Mountain Mist Band kicked the show off with the Bob Wills tune San Antonio Rose a song covered by many artists including Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves. Annette and I continued on with our tribute show performing some of the most popular songs recorded by Patsy and Jim. From “Walking After Midnight” and “Mexican Joe” to “I Fall To Pieces” and “He’ll Have To Go” two of the most successful songs recorded by these two legends of country music. We hope it brought back lots of great memories for everyone in the audience. Patsy Cline has been a big influence on Annette’s singing career as has Jim Reeves for mine. We finished the tribute show with the duo “Have You Ever Been Lonely” a song engineered several years after the deaths of Patsy and Jim by their respective producers Owen Bradley and Chet Atkins.

The second half called for a costume change for us both as we would be performing a mixture of traditional, modern and original country music. The Mountain Mist Band once again got the 2nd half going with a song called “Walkin’ The Dog” written and performed by our drummer, Richard Pinny, ably assisted by Derek on harp and Munta the dog on vocals as it were. You had to be there to believe it, great vocals, by Richard as well. We think Munta is on his way to stardom. Annette had to follow Munta and so beautifully with the classic Patsy Rigger song “Beautiful Lady”. As I said the 2nd half was a mixture of traditional and modern country duos and solos which included “Sometimes I Don’t Remember Being Young At All” the song that won for me the 2011 NZCMA Songwriters Award, we also covered my original song “Now He’s a Drifter” a duo song Annette and I will be performing at the NZCMA Entertainer of the Year Awards in October, “Candy Kisses” the George Morgan number one country hit, two Everly Brothers songs “Silver Haired Daddy of Mine” and “Ebony Eyes”. The audience joined in on a medley of good old country songs and shortened versions of “Don’t Fence Me In” and “Cool Water” plus “I Heard The Bluebird Sing” and “My Elusive Dreams” two of the most popular songs from our duo album “Something Between Us”. We finished the show with another original “Before You Say Goodbye” awesomely played by the Mountain Mist Band. These guys did a fantastic  job and are so good to work with. Thank you so much Richard, Ian, Tiny and Andrew. They are probably the reason we received an encore and brought the curtain down on the show with a song which is dear to our hearts and one which we really enjoy performing “Try A Little Kindness”.

Speaking of kindness for their kindness we must thank Susan Pinny for helping out on door sales for the show, Debbie Paterson for looking after the raffle sales and also the drawing of the prizes, congratulations to all the winners, Loie Heathcote for making sure our cd sales table ran smoothly, Susan Marsh for flyer distribution, Dennis  Pabirowski for making it all sound professional and of course the Mountain Mist Band. Thank you all for your support. It made our job so much easier and we could concentrate on giving the audience a great show, which I think we did if some of the awesome comments we have been receiving are anything to go by. It certainly gives us the confidence to continue putting on shows like this. Watch this space for upcoming show in a town close to you.

All the best and keep it country.

Annette & Kim