February / March 2013

Hi Folks

February began with the annual hoe down at Paparoa organized by Tiny and Loie Heathcote. This year everyone gathered at the Paparoa Hotel garden bar for an afternoon of country music. Thank you to Tiny and Loie for inviting us to perform on the day. We had an awesome time.

On Saturday the 9th we were at the Kamo club to entertain. It was great to have a 4 hour gig at Kamo with a good crowd in to enjoy the dance music. We were back at the Kamo club on the 6th of March to celebrate the dance sections 13th birthday. It is always enjoyable to perform for these guys as this has become a regular gig for us and one which we look forward to.

On the 9th> of March we made our first appearance at the Thames Country Music Festival. Our lead guitarist, Ian Anderson , made the trip down with us and we were ably supported by local muso’s Mack and Howie on bass and drums respectively. The weather was fantastic and the market day on Saturday morning was great and the whole weekend very enjoyable. We must thank Robert and Judy for looking after us. The accommodation was awesome at the Coastal Motel. It was great to catch up with old friends and the odd relative as well.

At present we are getting ready for our show at the Kamo club on the 7th April. The first half of the show will be a tribute to Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves followed by a second half of originals, modern and traditional country music. It kicks off at 1:00pm and runs until 3:30pm and will feature the Mountain Mist Band also. Tickets are available from the Kamo Club or Kim ph. 459 6657. There will also be door sales. We look forward to seeing you there.

We are also preparing for the Bay of Islands festival on the 10th, 11th and 12th> of May and seats are selling fast for our Norfolk Island tour. Remember this year is the 20th anniversary of the festival. If you would like to join us book your seat now. Contact either ourselves or Chrissy at The Travel Centre on Norfolk and let her know you would like to be part of the Annette and Kim tour group.>

Take care and keep it country

Annette and Kim