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Hot Club Sandwich


Fri 1 Aug 2008, 8:00pm–8:00pm

Where: The Commerce Club, 277 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

Ticket Information:

  • Member or Student: $10.00
  • Non-member: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Hot Club Sandwich have been entertaining audiences all over Australasia for over a decade.

From the cafes and bars of their home town, Wellington, to jazz and Arts festivals in Wanaka, Nelson, Queenstown, Taranaki, Christchurch, Tauranga, Taupo, Rotorua, Manawatu, Sydney and Norfolk Island, their unique combination of swinging “Hot Club” rhythm, scorching improvised solos, tight three-part vocal harmonies and snappy lyrics gets feet tapping and funny-bones snapping.

Andrew London’s quirky, slightly satirical original songs have become the backbone of the trio’s repertoire.

The semi-autobiographical “Middle Class White Boy Blues” mocks the band’s efforts at this traditional genre, while “I Used To Be Your Rooster But I’m Just Your Feather Duster Now” will strike a chord with kiwi blokes of all ages. “Wake Up Baby” pokes some fun at couch-potato rugby fans, while “Poddy Understands Me”, and “Appliances” observe how our culture is addicted to technology.

“Welcome to Your Wedding” allows the band to purge some accumulated ennui at the blessed institution. “Enjoy Yourself or Get Out” reflects a narcissistic attitude occasionally encountered amongst (too) serious jazz musicians, and “I Don’t Recognise This Neighbourhood” bemoans the corporate homogenisation of small town New Zealand.

Guitarist Andrew London and bass player Terry “The Engine Room” Crayford are joined by multi-instrumentalist Nils Olsen who solos on clarinet, sax and flute.

Hot Club Sandwich have six CDs to their credit, 2007’s “Café Matrix” being the latest. 2004’s “Toasted” earned them a rare four-star review in the USA’s “Downbeat” magazine, the world’s most widely-read and longest-standing jazz publication.