Pete is going to do this one solo as it was organised before the Skiffy Rivets came along.Aongatete Music Festival is a small, informal, low-profile, low-key, modest, understated, relaxing, restrained, easy-going, friendly, laid-back event at an orchard, in Aongatete (just south of Katikati). It’s a perfect setting for a small-scale outdoor concert: there is a permanent stage, and – because it’s a small-scale event with only two or three hundred people attending – concert-goers can sit close to performers under the surrounding fig trees which – along with some strategically-placed gazebos – provide shade.
Rafters is the name of a popular acoustic music club held every month in the Auckland Unitarian Church, 1A Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011 , hosted by local identity Graham McGregor.
It’s always a pleasure to play at Rafters, nice acoustics, and good performers in the first half.
And we’ve been working up great new songs – so be sure to come along, and listen to us having fun – again.
We had the honor of opening this year’s main concert, after a day of relaxing in the sun and jamming with lots of musicians around the site.
Lott Larson and friends had done the stage up real nice in the hall, and with Paul Symons on sound we felt pretty good going into this gig – our first decent set as a band. Our .. er unique, sound got attention when we opened with an a capella chorus of Down in the Boondocks.
Our last song Who knows what tomorrow may bring seemed to come up pretty quick, and luckily the audience got on board and helped with hand clapping and singing, so it left us with a real high. (The great thing about musician audiences is they clap in time, unlike general public who can easily put you right off)
The concert continued with Jahna and the fabulous Township Kwelas – who would have thought a horn band could be so entertaining.
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