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Sun 20 Jul 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

Songwriter / guitarist Simon Kerr once lived and played in Christchurch before moving to the deep south (Dunedin) and then, in late 2007, to that small Australian Village of Melbourne.

He is a self-confessed late starter, only taking up performing in his late thirties, and has now played gigs into the hundreds, from folk clubs and house concerts to music festivals and dodgy pubs in NZ and Australia. He released his debut album last year, and has been played on Radio in NZ, the USA and Canada.

Simon plays songs that he makes up; nothing bought from a record shop. A mix of folk, roots, alt. pop, reggae, and world music (strange tunings on the 12 string), it is fiercely intelligent (he is a trained social scientist), full of compassion (he is an empathetic human being) and laced with humour (he is a Kiwi living among Australians).

Variously described as:
- The Pink Floyd of folk music
- The thinking person's rock music
- One of Dunedin's best
- A prolific songwriter with power and grace

. . . and that . . .

- he has a deep and heartfelt connection to the land that puts soul in his lyrics and lifts them above the run-of-the-mill.

Simon promises an evening that will surprise and delight.

Support acts:
Vicki Johnson, Sophia Bidwell and Russell Gillies present twenty minutes of a bit of most things.