Golden Goose Bingo comes honking in

2014 Southland Buskers Festival

Last updated 14:43 31/01/2014

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He might have performed around the world but his current show is rooted in Kiwiana.

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Christchurch performer Shay Horay, as alter-ego Keith Preene, is in Invercargill for the Southland Buskers Festival with his show Golden Goose Bingo.

The show, as the name suggests, is based around a classic game of bingo in which the crowd participate.

However, it's not all numbers on paddleboards and cries of "bingo", character Keith ensures there are plenty of laughs along the way, Horay says.

New Zealand circa 1970s and 80s was an era that stuck out in Horay's mind as particularly representative of classic Kiwiana.

Golden Goose Bingo with Keith Preene pokes a bit of fun at the back catalogue of Kiwi stereotypes.

"There's probably a Keith sitting in the corner of every pub in New Zealand," he said.

The theme seems to resonate with Kiwi audiences; Horay has just come from the World Buskers Festival in Christchurch and is returning next month for some sold-out shows, he said.

He had also been approached by some television producers about making something for TV with Keith, he said.

For now he is performing in Invercargill for three nights, as well as some appearances as Rubber Band Boy, another popular act.

The show began last night and is on tonight and tomorrow night beginning at 8.30. There was even a meat pack to be won each night, he said.

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- The Southland Times


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