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Waiata and the Word South Island Tour

When:

Fri 29 Mar 2013, 6:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Golden Bear Brewing Company, 12 Aranui Rd, Mapua, Waimea, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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
http://waiata-and-theword.bandcamp.com/track/see-you-in-the-sun
http://waiata-and-theword.bandcamp.com/track/wilted-willow
http://waiata-and-theword.bandcamp.com/track/last-buzz-home

Raumati Straights
http://youtu.be/MzhI_efgIjs
http://youtu.be/VJGvtMIKkNg
http://youtu.be/v3AycNdqfu0

Special guests for the Chick’s Hotel gig:
David Eggleton
http://www.myspace.com/davidversifiereggleton/music/songs/the-bloody-poetry-of-uncle-meat-69262907

Ants Ransley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI7BYUsAR0I
https://soundcloud.com/jombaofficial/of-kings-1

(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.

Digital download sites:
http://waiata-and-theword.bandcamp.com/
http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/80894/waiata-and-the-word.html

Album review:
http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/album/pi_albumid/1924