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Waiata and the Word South Island Tour


Sun 7 Apr 2013, 6:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Le Cafe, 12/14 London Quay, Picton, Sounds, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: moamusic

Kapiti-based song and spoken word cabaret troupe Waiata and the Word and its offshoot rock band Raumati Straights are to tour the South Island between Good Friday and April 7.

Venues and dates
Thursday, March 28: St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki, 8pm, $10 or koha for the cash strapped;
Friday, March 29: Golden Bear Brewing Co, Mapua, 6pm (no cover charge);
Saturday, March 30: Dharma Bums Club, Wairua Valley, Blenhiem;
Sunday, March 31: The Barrytown Hall, Barrytown, 8pm, $10;
Tuesday, April 2: Blue Ice Bar, Franz Josef, 10pm (no cover charge);
Wednesday, April 3: Cook Saddle Bar & Salon, Fox Glacier, (no cover charge);
Friday, April 5: Chick’s Hotel, Port Chalmers, 9.30pm, $10;
Saturday, April 6: Wunderbar, Lyttelton, 8.30pm, $10;
Sunday, April 7: Le Café, Picton, 7pm, $12 (includes a free beer).

Waiata and the Word’s musical styles range from jazz and rock to reggae and folk, with original songs by Troy Hunt (guitar, vocals), Phill Simmonds (mandolin, vocals), Sigrid Woolloff (guitar, vocals), Nigel Patterson (trumpet, clarinet, harmonica, tin whistle, harmonica, vocals), Paul “Boggy” Bognuda (saxophone, spoken word), and poems by Lindsay Rabbitt (spoken word), anchored by Tim Jaray (bass) and Luther Hunt (drums, guitar, vocals).

Selected tracks:

Waiata and the Word

Raumati Straights

Special guests for the Chick’s Hotel gig:
David Eggleton

Ants Ransley

(Bus from Dunedin leaves Countdown at 8.30pm and the Uni Library at 8.35pm, returning to town after the show.)

This ‘I’:
Waiata and the Word’s album This ‘I’ takes its title from a quatrain by 13th century Persian poet and mystic Rumi, and in part pays homage to The Beat poets and the father of American poetry Walt Whitman, alongside takes of what it means to be human in the 21st century.

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