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
If you haven’t been to the Fold yet, you are in for a treat. Run by the amazing Julie Lamb, The Fold is an intimate theatre style space on the 5th floor of Ranchhod House at 39 Webb St. It has a fabulous sound system, and lighting good for film and photos.
The way it works is this: the Saturday show is from 6-8pm then you wander down Cuba St and have a meal at one of the quirky cafes.
Here’s what people say…
“What a wonderful intimate wee place it is, with good sound and comfy seating to relax in while being crooned in the cocoon by the band for the evening.” Mary Livingstone, photographer
“What a great atmosphere this space has! 😎 if anyone is looking for an intimate performance space check out The Fold!“ Emma Davey, Musician
It’s going to be a privilege to play at the venerable Wellington Folk Festival over Labour Weekend. Our acoustic music is borrowed from Americana, swing, bluegrass and God knows where, so it will fit right into the amazing vibe of Wellyfest.
You won’t be sitting still at one of our concerts no matter how late you stayed up jamming.
During the weekend Pete will also run a slide guitar workshop where what you learn may surprise you.
Come and get into the Christmas spirit with the Skiffy Rivets at the East Coast Folk Club.
We’ll be having fun as usual, singing our hearts out, with a set of Americana and other songs we flogged from bluegrass, swing, folk and Christmas.
And as the famous Rogers Giles is so fond of saying, “You don’t have to clap if you don’t want to.”
Skiffy Rivets at East Coast Folk Club Torbay Senior Citizens Social Centre, 37 Watea Rd, Torbay, Auckland 0630 Friday 6 December 2019 8pm Door sales $10, Casual performers $7 No Alcohol please. Floor Spots first half.
If Auckland had a Grand Old Opry, Cafe One2One on Ponsonby Road would surely be it. This is where the real musos play, it’s where legends are created – at least in this little fishpond we call Auckland.
Chris Priestley, in his quiet way, has created a community around this venue and now you can experience the Skiffy Rivets as the friends in one of the wonderfully entertaining Mark Laurent and Friends Saturday nights.
The Skiffy Rivets find all sorts of songs and blend them into a performance you’ll remember where you sang along, applauded loudly, and maybe even reached for a tissue.
Skiffy Rivets founder Pete Parnham often can be seen at One2One playing upright bass, but with band the One2One crowd are going to see a different side of his musical personality – that of a singer, harmoniser, guitarist, and slide guitarist. Sharing the microphones is the compelling US born and raised vocalist Holly Carrington, and the talented vocalist and top harmoniser Sue Tearne.
The evening kicks off with a set from the engaging Mark Laurent and Brenda Lydiard. Entry is free, but you should show your appreciation in the koha jar and buy a drink to support the cafe.
Mark Laurent and Friends Saturday 4 May 2019 7pm Cafe One2One 121 Ponsonby Road Auckland