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The New Variants



All Ages

Listed by

Richie Aslett

Introducing... The New Variants!

The New Variants name came about after deciding the 'temporary' name of 'Fredwood Max' needed replacing, so the band undertook a search of the World Wide Web for a 'topical' name that had not already been taken...

After many suggestions that had either been taken or were subsequently discarded 'The New Variants' was finally decided upon!

The New Variants comprise of long-time 'Taihape Musicians Club' members Fred & Cyn Hammer and Richard Aslett, joined in more recent times by 'Rangatua Rocker' Mike Bly on lead Guitar. Playing an eclectic mix of mainly cover songs (at this stage!) they have a huge selection of tunes to please all ears, from the 50's right up to today, with quiet duets, poppy dance numbers, four-voice harmonies, to out and out rocking good tracks! Don't miss their next LIVE performance, currently booked for Sunday the 13th of March, starting around 4pm at the awesome Awastone River Haven in Mangaweka!

PLEASE NOTE: Booking is essential as seat numbers are limited due to Covid Restrictions. Please contact Awastone on 06-382 5744 or e-mail to

The New Variants are...
Cyn Hammer - Keyboards, Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, sound effects
Richard Aslett - Drums & Percussion, Vocals
Fred Hammer - Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Mike Bly - Lead Electric Guitar & Vocals

A new 'Facebook' page is currently being compiled for 'The New Variants' and should be up and running shortly, yet for now, visit the Richard Aslett website or search on 'Eventfinder' for more information. Thanks!

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