June is a TWO concert month!

NB: We are having TWO concerts this month. The first is a special guitar concert in coordination with the "From Medieval To Metal" exhibition at Whirinaki/Expressions.

Andrew and Kirsten London

June 4th: Andrew & Kirsten London + Supports

It's hard to not be aware of Andrew London. It's even harder to not notice his immense talent.

Based in Kapiti, he is primarily a songwriter and satirist and performs either solo or as a duo with Kirsten London on bass., or with his own Andrew London Trio. His songs explore social and political themes and although humour and satire are very much to the fore, poignancy and pathos are often not far away. 

He plays at festivals, functions and venues all over New Zealand, and has been known to make the occasional trip to Australia & Norfolk Island. He has even played in Saudi Arabia and released over a dozen albums, some with the Hot Club Sandwich trio, some with a country band called The Cattlestops, and some as the Andrew London Trio.

If you haven't seen him already, you're in for a treat. If you have seen him already, you're in for a treat as well.

Also performing:

  • Carol Bean
  • Ray Ahipene Mercer
  • Vince Cabrera
  • Steffen Goeres
  • Chris Brown and George Barris

June 11th: Legal Tender + Supports

Legal Tender is based around Ian and Moira Campbell. They have been performing their eclectic mix of rural folk covers and originals around New Zealand for more years than they care to remember.

They have collaborated with many other Kiwi musicians including various members of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Bullfrog Rata, The Andrew London Trio, Carylann and many others. They feature regularly at various country/folk festivals and concerts around New Zealand. With their blend of alternate rural/folk covers and their own down-home original songs they have entertained audiences from the Bay of Islands to the Deep south. Sensitive arrangements of various Americana artists like Guy Clarke, Hank Williams, Lori Mckenna are rendered with earthy integrity and powerful vocal harmonies.

Glenn Barclay

John and Susan Sutherland

Nikki Jacobsen

Nikki Grew up around the Country Music scene in New Zealand, in the 1970's when she began singing and learning the guitar from the age of 7.

Inspired by her parents' love for the genre and their own band which played around the RSA and Cossie clubs, Nikki began singing professionally at the Arizona bar in Wellington City for a number of years in the 90's.

Her love of Country developed due to the story-telling nature of the lyrics and the relatability of the songs. Her inspirations come mainly from the likes of Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and other traditional artists such as Tanya Tucker and Loretta Lynn. A notable and emotional moment in Nikki's life recently was having the opportunity to visit the gravesite of Johnny and June Carter Cash in Nashville, Tennessee.