Harding brings Kiwiana

Last updated 10:10 07/11/2012
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Final hurrah: Hobnail are the headline guests at Mainly Acoustic’s final concert for the year on November 13.

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Mainly Acoustic Music Club presents two big concerts in November, the first free, and the second is the last club night of the year.

Mike Harding is a Kiwi through and through. Born in Eketahuna and now teaching in New Plymouth, he is touring the country with his Kiwimusicana.

Harding brings a wealth of New Zealand history in story and song in a toe- tapping, humorous show. Kiwimusicana is a solo, acoustic presentation of songs from the lighter side of Kiwi "culture", the daggier end of homegrown humour.

Songs from small towns and back- country roads, from the radio and rodeo, the city and the shed. Love songs, pub songs, pop songs, dog songs, down-the-hall-on-Saturday-night songs.

Kiwimusicana celebrates New Zealand, its people and their stories.

The concert, which includes local musicians, is in the Upper Hutt Library on Sunday, November 11, starting at 1.30pm. Harding will perform from 2pm.

Tuesday, November 13, is the club's final hurrah of the year at the Mayfair Cafe and brings Wellington folk rock band Hobnail to the club as main guests.

This long-time band of passionate players bring to Upper Hutt their recently issued fifth CD, and are pumping to perform a fistful of new and old songs and tunes.

The band consists of songwriter/ guitarist Rob Joass, Canadian singer/ guitarist Bonnie Riley, Jo Moir on fiddle and vocals, Caroline Easther on percussion and Hamish Graham on bass.

The show starts at 7.30pm with local musicians, Hobnail performing at 9pm.

Entry is $6 students and $13 adults.

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- Upper Hutt Leader

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