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Li'l Chuck


Sat 21 Sep 2019, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Church of the Epiphany, 33 Jollies Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: david thorpe

Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine is an authentic one man band performing “good time music with old time style”.

Having spent a lifetime rummaging through the drawers of 1930's - 50's music, Chuck’s songs are inspired by the sounds of the era - Blues, Early Jazz, Western Swing, Ragtime etc. and are uniquely presented in the style of street performers from those glory days. Sticking to the traditional one man band format, Chuck plays all the instruments simultaneously.

Captivating story telling intertwines effortlessly with heart stopping harmonica. Multiple guitar styles are underpinned by his left and right feet frantically pounding the kick and hi hat. The listener is left simply wondering, "How the hell does he do that"?

Originally hailing from the UK, Li’l Chuck has been stomping his music in NZ since 2003.

Li'l Chuck has performed at may high profile events around New Zealand. He recently played support for American legend Jimmy Buffet, Bluesman Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton and The Topp Twins.

His 2017 album Utility Blues hit No’6 on the official NZ albums chart & he was the feature artist on Jesse Mulligan's Radio New Zealand’s Friday live.

In an age where we are rushing around at breakneck speed, where everything is instant, sugar coated, airbrushed and overly polished, Li’l Chuck brings us down to earth with some organic, all natural, whole grain, naked goodness.

Li'l Chuck is running a Harmonica workshop in Hanmer Springs 20th - 22nd September. What a perfect opportunity to put on a great gig in a great venue in a great village!

For more information about the harmonica workshop please follow this link: