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The Warratahs

The Warratahs

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  • Sun 20 Sep ’15, 8:00pm – 11:30pm


Sherwood, 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown


All Ages Licensed

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  • General Admission: $33.76

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The Warratahs

Folk icons The Warratahs - who celebrated 25 years with the release of their seventh album Runaway Days recently - are playing Queenstown's Sherwood on Sunday, September 20.

The Warratahs first album in nine years debuted at No 8 on the New Zealand musical charts.

The band was formed to play some of their favourite music - the likes of Jimmie Rogers, Hank Williams, Hank Snow etc plus a handful of their own songs with its brand of country/folk combined with the fire of 50’s style rock and roll. But the band quickly gained prominence with their own music and 86 000 sales of albums later, they are very much still alive.

Barry Saunders voice and songs and Nik Brown’s ability to set the music alight with his violin has remained the basis of the Warratahs sound.

Their first album Only Game in Town spent months in the charts propelled by two hits: Hands of my Heart and Maureen which both become classics.

Their second album Too Hot To Sleep included St Peters Rendezvous for which Barry won Songwriter of the Year.

In 1991 the band toured New Zealand with Billy Joel and a couple of years after with The Highwaymen and Johnny Cash.

They have also toured Australia. In 1999 the band was invited to play the Tamworth Music Festival in Australia and were a hit with audiences playing songs from their new album One of Two Things featuring the hit single Rescue Me.

The latest album - a remastered 19-track Warratahs collection - features Barry Saunders on vocals, guitar and harmonica, Nik Brown violin and mandolin, Maurice Newport drums and Nick Theobald bass and vocals.

The Warratahs will be joined by support act, rising Gore Singer Songwriter Jenny Mitchell.

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