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Burgin & Hickman - A Sunday Double Shot of Great Songwriting


Sun 17 Jun 2018, 6:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Moon, 167 Riddiford Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
  • Unwaged: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Laura Collins

On a Winter Sunday we’ll be serving up a double shot of great song writing with Burgin & Hickman.

Paddy Burgin's ‘understated and finely crafted’ albums of ‘Kiwi urban folk’ songs have their roots in the character and landscape of NZ. 'timeless, tasteful, intelligent and rewarding' (Graham Reid about 'Old World').

Paddy will be joined by two members of the Wooden Box Band: singer songwriter Jessie Moss (late of Jessie James and the Outlaws) and Emily Clemmet (the Balkanistas, Cumbrio Bros). They plan to brighten proceedings with a smattering of harmony, trumpet, acoustic guitars and a dash of mandolin.

Paddy Burgin will be strumming his big cedar topped guitar and singing, mostly his own songs- found under logs in the garden or buried under old books in the library.

Bill Hickman will then bring his special brand of the smokier, darker edge of alt-country.

The second half of this double feature will be about Bill’s great tunes, strong gravel dragged voice, and country inflected acoustic guitar. You’ll know doubt hear tunes from his 2010 EP Ghost of Smoke ‘Over the space of just five songs he shows us what makes genuinely great roots music so utterly compelling’. (C.Haze, Spoke Magazine) and plenty that are in the pipeline for his upcoming 2018 album.

‘Bill Hickman is a magical craftsman of songs. He will leave you spellbound. A must see.’ (C. O’Shea, Americana Show, Radio Active).

Don’t be fooled into thinking this will be an evening of quiet melancholy, Bill’s ‘primarily acoustic approach is gutsy too’, this man has done his time ‘screaming and yelling with metal bands’ and knows how and when to kick it up a gear. Bill will have Paddy Burgin back up, this time on a Burgin built lap steel and mandolin and Hamish Grahaham ‘putting the car in drive’ on drums and bvs.

Burgin & Hickman – a double shot of great song writing.

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