31st May – Netherlands Society Hall – 8pm
A line-up of folk originals, starting with Bob Vincent and Our Monika, finishing with Tui Best Folk Album winners 2013 – Great North.
Their music has a country/folk feel, similar to Mumford & Sons, but to me more closely to Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros). Its has harmonies that will sink in deep, great guitar and Rachel’s voice lingers atmospherically while Hayden wins hearts with well composed lyrics. I am excited to see this band.
From TV3 .. by David Farrier:
“Tui-award winning alt-country band Great North is set to release their third album next month.
It’s been almost two years since they released Halves, an album that went on to win Folk Album of the Year at the 2013 New Zealand Music Awards.
Halves was also long-listed for a Silver Scroll and saw the band touring New Zealand.
The new album, Up In Smoke, features Hayden Donnell on lead vocals, guitar and piano, with his wife Rachel returning on bass and vocals.
New band member Ryan Attwood joins the band on Up In Smoke on drums.
The album was recorded with long-time collaborator and producer David Parker at his Oratia-based Little Monster Studios.
Great North has will be embarking on a national tour throughout May and June.
The band promises Up In Smoke is “bigger and bolder” than previous albums, while retaining the elements that have won them acclaim from New Zealand’s alt-country fans.
Raw Balance from Taupo is looking after the hungry bellies and knowing the pair ‘Vincent & McCormack’ they will stun your senses with classics like raw pizzas and falafels. They catered solely for The Rogue Fest and the response was wonderful!
Tickets on sale at Musicworks. $15 pre-sale and $20 on the door.
See you there. Remember to sign the VIP stamp book!