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Tony Hale & Jon Hooker and Applecross

When:

Sun 10 Aug 2014, 7:30pm

Where: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • members: $7.00
  • non-members: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Split night - two great acts for the price of one - not to be missed!

Tony Hale and Jon Hooker

These two talented fingerstyle guitarists open tonight's concert with a unique reading of duets in the manner of Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis and Marcel Dadi, laced with solos mirroring individual repertoires and stylistic interests.

Jon is renowned for his clean and incisive touch. His influences range from English masters Renbourne and Jansch to the American Rag and Blues players. Arriving in 1986 from the UK, he has been in demand as a guitar tutor, a sensitive accompanist and as a member of Rua, Emeralds and Greenstone.

Recently returned from overseas, Tony has played in jug, bush and bluegrass bands and given workshops on Ragtime guitar and the Guitar stylings of Ralph McTell. He has tracks on the albums 1970 Mobil Song Quest and Folk '80 and produced the Gulls of Naxos for Lynn Clark in 1984.

Applecross are two Christchurch couples, Sue Galvin and Tony Kiesanowski and Gary Elford and Jane Edmed. We blame Jane and Sue's book club for our beginnings as we used to get together for a meal and then while the women went off book clubbing, the guys would play music together.

The women felt they were missing out so we started getting together for dinner and music more regularly and had such a good time, we started performing together.

We play a wide range of songs and tunes, from traditional to contemporary, country to old pop standards. Add a touch of quirky and laughter and there you have it. Sorry, we won't be categorised but we have a great time and hope you will too.

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