February/March 2018

Hi Folks

We have had some great gigs during February and March. On consecutive months we have performed at the Whangarei RSA where we have had awesome support.

Usually we do 3 1/2 hours starting at 6:45 and playing until 10:15 but on both occasions we could have kept playing until 11:00 as the crowd was having so much fun. There are some awesome dancers popping up at these gigs and it is fantastic to see.

We also celebrated the Kamo Club Dance Sections 18th birthday on Wednesday the 7th March. Once again they put on a fantastic night which included some yummy birthday cakes. We hope to catch up with you all sometime during the year. We would also like to wish the Kamo Club all the best for their 75th Jubilee celebrations this coming Easter.

We have just completed our Good Friday gig for the NZ Motorhome National Rally being held at Barge Park here in Whangarei. More than 500 Motorhomes are on site which should equate to over a thousand people attending the Rally for the Easter weekend. We had a fantastic night entertaining everyone. They all got into the spirit of the night by dressing country, singing along and dancing the night away. There were quite a few familiar faces in the crowd and it was nice to catch up with old friends. These Motorhomers certainly get around as we have met many of them on our travels around the country from the Bay of Islands in the north to Marton in the south. We must thank Tony Harrison for supplying the sound system for the weekend. There are certainly some challenges with mixing sound in a massive marquee and Tony did an amazing job. It was also nice not having to set up and pack down gear. We will see Tony again at the BOI festival in May.

And speaking of the Bay of Islands festival we have had our first practice with “The Mountain Mist Band” for quite a while. We are looking forward to bringing some new songs and a different sound to the festival in May. We haven’t performed at the festival for about three years due to our tour hosting commitments to the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival which we do not have this year. We are certainly looking forward to performing once again with the band.

We are also gearing up for our trip to Australia at the end of July beginning of August. So looking forward to performing again at the Barham Stampede and the Lockington Country Music Festival. We will also be doing gigs at Kyvalley, Geelong, Colac, Weerite, Edenhope, Millicent and Adelaide before we head home. If you are in Victoria or S.A. checking out our web site come along and join us at one of these gigs. We would love to see you there. More details to follow soon.

That’s about it for now everyone. Take care and remember to keep it country.

Best wishes

Annette and Kim