August/Septemeber 2011

Hi Folks

Just to keep you up to date on what we have been doing during August and September. A big weekend for us on the 12th, 13th and 14th August beginning with a Friday night gig at the Papakura RSA. Thank you to Anne McGarry for helping us get this gig and to the folks from Franklin Country Music Club for coming out to support us. It was great to catch up with Lynette, June and Marlene. Saturday morning we headed through to Te Aroha to see Annette’s Uncle Jim and Aunty Molly to entertain at the Rest Home where Molly was staying. We had lunch with Jim then headed to Hamilton where we would be attending the Kiwi Pro-am National Country Music Awards Concert. We were one of the top three finalists in the Best Group/Duo category. It was a great show with an awesome finale which featured Dennis Marsh, Eddie Low and Tony Williams singing How Great Thou Art. The overall results for 2011 were:

Group/Duo of the Year – The Topp Twins
Male Artist of the Year – James Ray
Female Artist of the Year – Tami Neilson
Country Music Legend Award – Dennis Marsh
Horizon Award – Vicki Evans

On the Sunday we made our debut appearance at the Sky City Casino Vue Bar. Which was very exciting. Thank you to everyone that came along to listen to us. We really do appreciate your support. We will be back there on Sunday the 13th November after the Te Awamutu Charity Concert.
Sadly on Monday the 15th Aunty Molly passed away. We attended Molly’s funeral on the Thursday where Annette sang two beautiful songs at the church service.
The 26th saw us back at the Dargaville RSA a little worse for wear but willing to give it all we had left.

At the beginning of September we got together with the boys from the Mountain Mist Band to practice for the show we are doing on the 15th October for the Kamo Club Spring Fever dance weekend. Once again we have Reba and Taylor Ryland joining us as our guest artists. This is going to be a great show.
On the 10th of September we had an awesome afternoon entertaining at the Blind Institutes afternoon get together.
We must wish our good friend Len Fields a belated Very Happy 80th Birthday for the 24th of September. Sorry we couldn’t make it to the celebration Len but we hope you had an awesome day.

We look forward to catching up in October. Take care and keep it country.

All the Best

Annette and Kim

July 2011