January/February 2010

Hi Folks

Well, it’s been an interesting start to the new year. We hope it has found you all happy and healthy and ready for an exciting 2010.

To bring you up to date on what we have been up to so far this year we had a great afternoon at the Kawakawa Vintage Railway concert on the 31st of January. A variety of entertainers performed for a very appreciative audience on an extremely hot day, it was a scorcher. Annette and I donated part of our cd sales to the Railway Restoration Fund so thank you to all those who supported us and the great work that the team up there is doing to preserve a very important part of Northlands history. Thank you also to Shirley May for organizing the day and inviting us to perform.

Due to circumstances beyond our control we could not fulfil our first gig of the year at the Dargaville RSA on the 12th of February so we apologise to everyone that missed us. We would like to thank Peter and Carleen Still for standing in for us at such short notice it was much appreciated. We are sure everyone would have enjoyed their company and made them feel at home. We did make to the Whangarei RSA on the 19th though and everyone seemed to have a great night especially an awesome couple from Whakatane who googled us before they came up to see who we were and what type of music we played. Friday the 26th saw us at the Paeroa RSA for the first time ever entertaining the locals. We had a great response to our music and hope to get back there in the near future. On the Saturday we went to listen to the Cream of the Country Awards auditions in Morrinsville for a couple of hours before Annette had to head back to Whangarei. Congratulations to Leeanne and Jan on their success in the awards, Jan was winner in the Gospel section and together they won the duo section and were runner-up to the Overall Winner our good friend Hayley Smith. Big congrats. To you to Hayley.

I stayed on in Te Aroha with Molly and Jim, Annette’s Aunty and Uncle, to do a guest spot at the Te Aroha club on the Sunday. What an awesome turn out they had, as usual. Always enjoy visiting Te Aroha everyone is so supportive. We really do appreciate it. Thank you to Myrie and the committee for inviting us down.

We are getting ready for the BOI Festival at the moment. The band is as keen as and looking forward to playing. I will definitely be at the festival and Annette may be there Saturday or Sunday. The week prior to the festival Annette and Alex will be in Canberra at a Boccia tournament, The Aussie Nationals I think. So we will be playing it by ear.

There are still places available on our Norfolk Island Tour and we would love to have you join us for an awesome week of country music and relaxation. It runs from 15th – 22nd May. So give us a call or download the brouchure off the web site.

Wow, we are into March already. Don’t know where the year is going, but it’s looking good lots of engagements coming in will tell you about those as they come up. We will also up date our “SHOW” page so you are able to see if we will be in a town near you.

Take care and Keep it Country

Annette and Kim

November/December 2009