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The Ukes of Hazard & The Ukuholics

When:

Fri 18 Jul 2014, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: The Boathouse, 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • on door: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: The Boathouse

A unique music offering coming up at The Boathouse in July is inspired by jams around the barbecue. The Ukes of Hazard and The Ukuholics have played on the same bill several times and members of the two combos have often enjoyed jamming together at parties and barbecues. This has inspired their approach to the gig at The Boathouse. “We wanted to capture that feeling in a performance,” says Ukuholics member, Co Ham. “That relaxed, warm evening, jandals on your feet, wine or beer in your hand feeling. Think beach barbecue without the sand flies.”
Ron Kjestrup of The Ukes of Hazard says the combinations have produced some great sounds. “We like how the women’s voices from The Ukuholics really enhance some of our songs and - for instance – Terry’s playing style has added to some Ukuholics songs. So now we have a whole new set in which we play together in different combinations. We hope people come along to enjoy a relaxed, social evening with a few laughs. I’d say ‘bring your chilly bin’ but The Boathouse has an excellent bar”.

The Ukuholics are Co Ham, Kaye Latham, Cathy Hiku and Jai Hiku (sitting in for Mike Gazeley). They say of themselves that they are a four piece drinking group with a ukulele problem. The Ukuholics have a distinctive take on a wide range of covers from 1940s popular songs to The Eurythmics highlighted by fine harmonies. Members of the band have a long history as musicians playing in a variety of bands in Dunedin and Nelson. They’ve appeared at venues all over the region including a memorable New Year’s Eve gig on D’Urville Island.
The Ukes of Hazard are Terry Telford and Ron Kjestrup who met at the now defunct travellers rest over beer and rugby. They’ve appeared at Marchfest, the Listen2This Hospice fundraisers at The Theatre Royal and have supported The Nukes and Uni and her Ukulele. Their Americana tinged set includes a mixture of covers and originals and features Telford’s excellent country style picking and more than a few bad jokes.

Friday 18th July at The Boathouse will start at 7.30 p.m. with the “barbecue” set followed by sets from both groups individually and finishing with another combined set.