It’s was well before Covid that Skiffy Rivets last played for Barebones, and they are excited about coming back.
When the Skiffy Rivets play, the good-time energy and vitality is infectious and you can’t help but enjoy yourself. The zing comes from the trio of Pete Parnham on guitars and vocals together with vocalists Sue Tearne and Holly Carrington who make up the Skiffy Rivets. They only have three voices and a choice of guitars to work with, but thanks to their versatility and their material, a performance is a delightful journey through Americana, folk, bluegrass, and swing, that leaves you wishing it could be extended.
The band’s CD Elbow Room still provides great songs for the performances, jostling alongside new material for a spot on the set list. This is a harmonised performance that is well worth seeing and hearing.
The Skiffy Rivets The Barebones Acoustic Folk Club Sunday 1 August 2021 3pm Auckland Irish Society, Rocky Nook Avenue, Mount Albert, Auckland 1022
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