He's a musician based on the Kapiti Coast near Wellington, New Zealand. He's primarily a songwriter and satirist and perform most often solo or 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 is very much to the fore, poignancy and pathos are often not far away.
He's also involved in other collaborations
Her plays at festivals, functions and venues all over New Zealand, but also make the occasional trip to Australia & Norfolk Island and have even played in Saudi Arabia.
Neil is one of the country’s premier harmonica players and blues performers. He has played numerous festivals around the country in the company of some of New Zealand’s best blues and jazz musicians, toured overseas and appeared on international stages with some of the biggest names in the blues.
Support acts for the night...
Murray Kilpatrick and Roy McGuinness
Murray and Roy. A breath of Auld Ireland. Two stalwarts of the Wellington folk scene appearing together for St. Patrick's. Making music that's greater than the sum of their parts.
Murray, has performed for us many times since the Club began be it as a solo performer, as part of Sage, as part of Sage Plus, as part of Blakewater Blues... as part of so many groups that have delighted us over the years.
Roy, singer and bon vivant, definitely knows his way around a stirring folk song. You may have met him at the Plimmerton open mic which he runs or at the Wellington Irish Sessions. He is one the great characters of the Wellington folk scene.
Together (plus an accordion) they will bring us a choice selection of balladry and Irish songs
Soft-spoken and with a gently self-deprecating sense of humour, Wilson Murdoch is one of Ireland's better exports. And, unlike Guinness, there is no risk of a hangover the next day.
Wilson has had a long association with Mainly Acoustic, as a committee member and as an editor of this website. If you're one of our regulars, you've probably seen him before. He sings some wonderful songs, singalong crowd favourites in a relaxed, easy manner with a good dollop of humour and the occasional funny story. An excellent addition to any Club Night.
Unsung tales of Aotearoa New Zealand. Country Blues Folk stories for generations to share. A deep and abiding love for the land and its people are Matthew Dower’s inspiration in his songwriting.
From superhero Seagulls saving the day to bantam weight wrestlers within the fray; surely there is something to take away; for all the family.