June-September 2016

Hi Folks

Since May we have played at gigs for the Kamo Club Dance Section and the Whangarei RSA during June and July and will be back at the RSA on the 23rd September with some new material so we look forward to seeing you all there for a great night. We will also be back at these two clubs in November and December so keep an eye on our facebook page and website for dates and times.

On the 11th of August we had the privilege of performing at the Civic Honours award Ceremony. This year’s recipients were Rosemary Waters, Anthony Solomon, Stuart Clark and Jeff D’Arth. The awards recognise those citizens who by their personal leadership, inspiration, sacrifice or devotion to a cause, have made a significant contribution to the community. We had the honour of performing “Pearly Shell” for Tony Solomon and “Amazing Grace” for Stuart Clark and then provide listening music while recipients and their family and friends and invited guests had supper. You may have seen the write-ups in the local papers explaining each recipient’s contribution to the Whangarei District. It was an amazing experience to be a part of the awards.

hawera-1On the 10th of September we were guest artists at the 2ZH Country Music Clubs 25th birthday celebrations in Hawera along with Carylann Martin and The Legal Tender Band. The weekend celebrations commenced Friday night with a meet and greet and walk ups from past and present members including founding members Val and Ray Thurgood and Nancy Muller. Saturday was an early start for those that wanted to do more walk ups in the morning with an afternoon show made up of invited guests and club members. The evening show kicked off at 7:30 with more club singers leading into the guest artists. It was a great night and a great weekend. To finish the night off we invited all the muso’s back on stage and thrashed out a version of ‘Wagon Wheel” which went down a treat with the crowd. Thank you to Legal Tender (Carylann, Moira and Ian) the club band (Linsi, Terry, Johnny, Alan, Joe and David) awesome work on sound by Tui and Stage Management by Dennis. Thank you to Nancy and the committee for inviting us to perform we wish you all the best for the next 25 years.

We are off to Aussie on the 26th September to check out the Mildura Country Music Festival and to catch up with our Aussie dad, Dale. We also hope to catch up with a number of the Aussie acts that will be performing during the week as we have worked with quite a few of them at the Barham Stampede. So it should be a great week of country music. We will also be attending the Independent Country Music Awards where our good friend Justin Standley will be performing. Justin will be back at the Marton Festival in January 2017 so make sure you don’t miss it. We will also see you there. No doubt it will be here before you know it. I can’t believe it is only 3 months until Christmas. Where has the year gone?

Don’t forget we are also taking bookings for our 2017 Norfolk Island Country Music Festival Tour so be in quick to secure a place on the 1st flight. This will be our 10th anniversary tour and we have a fantastic week planned for everyone on our tour. Contact us or go to our web page for more info.
Take care and keep on keeping it country.

Best wishes
Annette and Kim