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Shady Acres Humdinger Society

Shady Acres Humdinger Society

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  • Sat 27 May ’17, 3:00pm – 5:00pm


Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $30.00

Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Shady Acres Humdinger Society, who have managed to borrow a 1970s-era RSA clubrooms for the occasion. The show will take place at Southward Theatre on 27th May, and the Society is proud to present a lineup of top class local songwriters and entertainers. Guests include:

The Andrew London Trio. Ex-Hot Club Sandwich frontman Andrew London delivers satirical and humorous observations on Kiwi society's obsessions, taboos and foibles in a laconic and self-deprecating manner reminiscent of Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann and Tim Minchin. The spirit of Fred Dagg can occasionally be glimpsed moving through a repertoire of cunning rhymes and rhythms aided by Nils Olsen's jazz-inspired sax and clarinet solos and Kirsten London's swinging bass. The Trio has been dubbed 'Flight of the Concords for Rest Homes' on more than one occasion.

Wayne Mason is best-known from his time with Rocking Horse, the Fourmyula, and the Warratahs, but currently tours and performs under his own name when not selflessly contributing his considerable skills to other line-ups. Honoured by APRA for having written the Song of the Century ‘Nature,' he is a prolific writer with 16 albums to his name. Wayne’s songs reflect the landscape and people of Aotearoa and are rich with images garnered from a lifetime's touring the highways and backroads. He will be performing solo and with other Shady Acres guests.

Gravel Road are a Wellington-based contemporary country music band whose CD 'Heartland' is a collection of musical vignettes depicting people, places, and events drawn from New Zealand culture and history. Their sound features a range of instruments including electric and acoustic guitars, Papoose (a small acoustic guitar), banjo, harmonica, accordion, percussion and fretless acoustic bass. With a focus on strong vocal harmonies, they deliver a unique and compelling sound, ably led by ex-Hogsnort Rupert and Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band frontman Neil Worboys.

The Cattlestops burst on to the Kapiti music scene in 2006 when several local musicians, including guitarist Andrew London and bass player James Cameron, combined to play some country-rock and western swing standards. Focussing increasingly on the pair's songwriting abilities, two albums were produced to enthusiastic local acclaim. After a few years' hiatus, a new lineup was formed, which now includes Wayne Mason (piano), Lance Philip (drums) and Ross McDermott (lap steel guitar). A new album 'Dance in The Rain' was released in 2016.

The Shady Acres Humdinger Society meeting will be overseen by Society Chairman Cecil Stevenson, and the show MC'd by Andrew London. Shady Acres...it'll be a Humdinger.

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