Here at Teacaddy central we’re getting mighty excited about these two up and coming gigs. Betty’s been dusting out her gladdest of rags and Billy’s twanging his braces and compulsively ironing his shirts.
We’re taking the whole band with us for these gigs which should prove a tad special dare I say. For those of you who don’t know who that includes they are; Shona Jaunas – Violin, Janet Holborow – Cello, Benny Fulton – Elec Guitar and Al Fraser – Bass. We’ve even managed to squeeze in partners and those with the newest additions to come along for the ride. The ultimate working holiday! Personally I’m looking forward to supping some Neudorf wine and soaking up a few of Nelson’s famous rays. Brrr. Winter in little ol NZ this year sure has cast us some curve balls. It’s hailing outside and I am eagerly anticipating all those extra duvets.
I do hope to meet some of you who live further South than the small tank in our Morris Minor allows.
Yep, well she’s a nippy one in Welly today, but nothing as fearsome as the minus 6 in deep South. That same deep south that awaits our pearly little extremities to set it’s icicles into.
Yes. Billy and Betty are hitting the road for a revue-style tour.
Should be fun. Got some grand music pals who promise so snuggle up to us in their sleeping bags and not fight over the stretch of random carpet we may be sharing.
Auckland’s Broken Heartbreakers and Bond Street Bridge are joining us as are Lyttelton Harbour’s lonesome road dogs The Eastern.
The concept is simple: each band promises a short yet swaggering set of their bluest ballads, then they join each other in a celebration sing-along of heartbreak and hope.
The Slow Song Revue traverses the country over New Zealand’s coldest months offering shelter from storms both meteorological and personal.
Here are the dates. We sure would love to see you on the adventures!
SLOW SONG REVUE TOUR
24 Jun 9pm WHAMMY BAR, Auckland
25 Jun 8pm ST PETER’S HALL, Paekakariki
26 Jun 8pm THE BOATHOUSE, Nelson
27 Jun 8pm FRANK’S CAFÉ, Greymouth
28 Jun 8pm MONSOON BAR, Franz Josef
29 Jun 8pm DUX de LUX, Queenstown
30 Jun 8pm BLUE DUCK LODGE, Milford Sound
2 Jul 8pm CHICK’S HOTEL, Port Chalmers
3 Jul 8pm GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY, ChCh