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Hamilton County Bluegrass Band

Hamilton County Bluegrass Band

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  • Sat 3 Sep ’16, 8:00pm – 10:30pm


Wellington Bluegrass Society, Peel Place, 54 Richmond Street, Petone, Lower Hutt


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult...(no additional fees apply)...: $30.00
  • Member or child...(no additional fees apply)...: $25.00

Since the late 1960s, the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band have been a unique part of the NZ entertainment scene.

Playing their vibrant, fast-paced and precise music based around a driving banjo sound, with great vocal harmonies, the band has continued to delight audiences throughout NZ and Australia.

Some 50 years later, and with occasional changes of band members, the band maintains a high standard of musicianship with each line-up change introducing exciting new additions to their repertoire.

In recent years, the band has been an integral part of the Topp Twins Summer Hoedown Tour, performing concerts in vineyards throughout NZ; were featured guests at the Redlands Bluegrass Festival in Brisbane, Australia in July 2012; and were one of the Australasian bands featured on the First Australasian Bluegrass Cruise in 2013. In 2014, the HCBB featured on the Dame Malvina Major Diamond Jubilee Tour, and were guests at the Morrinsville Country Music Club’s ‘Spectacular’.

In 2015 they visited the real outback of Australia, taking part in the White Cliffs Music Festival, which was a unique experience. They have recently released a 2-CD Anthology with Universal/EMI, containing a broad selection of their recording history, and are currently preparing for a new album of mostly original songs, prior to a trip to the Mountaingrass Bluegrass Festival in Harrietville, Victoria, Australia in November.

Their concert at the Wellington Bluegrass Society on Saturday 3rd September will feature two original members of the HCBB - Alan Rhodes (guitar) and Paul Trenwith (banjo). They will be joined by long-time friend Keith MacMillan on mandolin, bass player Tim Trenwith and Pam Crowe on vocals and guitar.

The many friends of the HCBB have also been delighted with the announcement that Paul Trenwith was this year awarded a QSM (Queens Service Medal) for his ‘services to country music’ and especially bluegrass music, with recognition of the role the HCBB has played in furthering bluegrass music in NZ.

- Accepted before the day
- Email bluegrass(at)paradise.net.nz
- Include your name, phone contact and the number of tickets you require
- You will receive a reply by email to confirm your booking
- There is no booking fee nor any additional fees for this event

- Door sales - on the day, at the venue, from 7:50 pm
- Seating is general admission
- Ticket includes complimentary tea and coffee
- free parking available by or near the venue
- licensed bar at the venue (no BYO allowed)

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