A chance to see a great Kiwi musician up close, Graham will be performing as our guest for March, 18th at 8.00pm . Always an entertaining performer, relaxed and comfortable playing some of his classics and some of his new work.
Totally worth getting along and sharing an evening of fine local live music.
Anthony John Clarke – Singer songwriter – Entertainer extraordinaire
The Belfast Telegraph described him “A born comic and a keen observer of the idiosyncratic; Brilliantly original. Magnificent”.
Folk Group Fairport Convention claimed him as “…. a National Treasure” Irish musician Colum Sands describes him as “the real drop.”
The tributes come thick and fast, and there are plenty with 11 albums to his credit and a huge following overseas, this seasoned troubadour and
wordsmith has graced the world folk scene for 25 years yet still sees himself as an apprentice songwriter.
Clarke last played New Zealand two years ago, where he charmed and mesmerised audiences in clubs, cafés and festivals with his songs, antics, anecdotes and wit. His songs range from poignant laments that touch the heart and leave a lump in the throat to songs dealing with the lighter side of life, full of mischief and mirth. His songs often bring on laughter and knowing smiles, confirming his eye on our behaviour is never too far off the mark.
Anthony John Clarke is highly entertaining and enormously engaging.
His concerts leave audiences charmed, beguiled and calling for more.
Audiences leave his show with laughter in their hearts and smiles that can’t be dampened. They have a lightness of being.
An acknowledgement that they’ve seen a truly gifted artist.
This year, same venue, Dave and Judy’s at Dairy Flat and Sunday 1st Feb from 10.00 am. Guitar players of any stripe welcome. Love to see you.
TOO Late: We had an excellent and great fun time; Thanks again to Dave and Judy and everyone who came and made it another fun afternoon.
Weekly jam nights begin tonite (04/02/15) !! Ponsonby Cruising Club from 7.00pm and as usual, every body is very welcome, we are making space for acoustic and electric and any other string based instrument that turns up. If you don’t have a guitar, come anyway, we can find something for you to play, or just watch the boats under the harbour bridge as the sun goes down over a cold beer
………….I understand why musical expression is called PLAYING !!
We had the AGM 16th November starting late ( 8.10 pm, )
Dennis has asked to step aside from the role of President, however there has been no volunteers or conscripts as yet to fill the vacancy. Therefore the status quo shall remain until further notice.
Our Financial report from the Chairman/treasurer was well received and we have sufficient funds in hand to pledge a significant sum to the Blues Bikes BBQ event planned for March, date to be confirmed.
All incumbent committee members were returned by acclimation and special thanks to Eric for taking up the challenge of manning the website.
Jambeque is set for Sunday 1st Feb. 2015 ., to be confirmed, thanks to Dave and Judy once again. Please watch for updates.
Year end barbeque is on 10th December at the Pons. Bring some food and a guitar or two.
Went to the Victoria theatre, Devonport last night to see Mark Mazengarb and Loren Barrigar playing their particular brand of acoustic guitar.
From the first note to the very end of their well deserved standing ovation and encore, there wasn’t a grumpy face in the audience.
If you need to get some foot tapping time with a pair of the worlds best, their last show in Auckland is at the Vic tonight, starting at 8.oo pm. Guaranteed quality smiling time backed by some superb finger pickin’ mastery.
…………..oh, and last night they had a guest spot with International star Tami Neilson who just happened to be in the crowd.
Mark’s agreed to do a workshop for us at the Pons, Wednesday evening, 7.30 19th November email Dennis for more info firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text to 022 657 3820