You can dress it up in marketing metaphors, hyperbole, and poetic licence all you like, but we have consumer laws in New Zealand so here is the most important terms and disclaimer for the Skiffy concert at the Bunker on 16th November 2020. (Read aloud at high speed in chipmunk voice)
The Skiffy Rivets rely primarily on singing to achieve certain artistic and creative effects. These effects will constitute the entire show period. Entry is at your own risk and purely for your entertainment and no other purpose. Side effects may include, but are not limited to: rhythmic shaking of the limb extremities, issuing of involuntary musical sounds from vocal chords and flashbacks that may last for months in some individuals.
There! Now you are set…
The Devonport Folk Club The Bunker Monday 16 November 2020 Two-set concert begins at 8pm $20 cash
The alert among you may have picked up that this event was deferred from 17 August due that sneaky virus.
Bluegrass Society founder Andrew Bicknell QSM says he saw us at last year’s Wellington Folk Festival, but the Wellington Bluegrass Society is a busy intersection of acoustic music and it took a year before he could fit us in.
Still, that’s given us time to learn new material – we’ve cleared the shelves for the new season’s fashion. While hardship songs are still here to remind us of stuff we should never forget, flippant songs about being ripped off/jilted/drunk/saved are as trendy as specially ripped jeans.
Meanwhile classic songs about love gone wrong never go out of style, while the range is topped off with a modest specialty line of songs that take the piss.
Much to our delight, Cathy Dyer has agreed to give us a bass boost for as much of the set as we can manage.
All this adds up to one thing – you just gotta be there.
Skiffy Rivets Concert Wellington Bluegrass Society 54 Richmond Street, Petone 21 November 2020 8pm
On this particular Sunday there will be a good reason to stop in Ohau, that place just South of Levin you usually zip through. Just turn towards the hills and pulling for a waffle or coffee, and enjoy our Sunday afternoon acoustic set.
Country Kitchen Cafe serves good coffees, waffles, slices and meals and has provided the side room for acoustic concerts.
At a Skiffy Rivets gig, harmonies are not something used just for choruses, they are a full time job for the three of us. Rather, it is the audience who are likely to find themselves beefing up the choruses, as we reach out with our unique blend of songs borrowed from Americana, bluegrass, folk, and swing.
This month we are delighted to give the Levin Folk Club a special preview show before we appear at the Wellington Folk Festival at Labour Weekend. As the set progresses, guest Cathy Dyer will also add her upright bass to the mix.
A Skiffy Rivets set never dwells for long in one place, as we tend shift gears and genres with songs that will move you, make you laugh, have you singing and tapping your toes and wishing you’d brought your dancing shoes.
Try out our Skiffy Rivets’ live studio CD Elbow Room – it has the same effect. We are told it has become many listeners favourite road trip CD – always making the miles go faster and putting a smile on their face.
Skiffy Rivets in concert at Levin Folk Club Friday 11 October 2019, Doors open 7pm Horowhenua Scottish Society hall, 155 Bartholomew Road, Levin www.levin-folk-music-club.org.nz