Golden Goose Bingo comes honking in

01:43, Jan 31 2014
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Lisa Lottie greats the crowds at the Buskers Festival in Queens Park, Invercargill.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Cameron Karwowski and Sequoia Cooper enjoying the Buskers Festival.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Mr Wizowski the Ring Man entertains the crowds.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Invercargill Mayor Tim Shsadbolt horsing around in a duel with Mr Wizowski.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Bazza entertains at the Buskers Festival in Queens Park, Invercargill.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Mr Spin entertains the crowd.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Mr Spin entertains the crowd.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
People enjoying the Buskers Festival in Queens Park.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Mr Wizowski in action.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Golden Goose: Keith Preene, host of Golden Goose Bingo which is on Friday and Saturday night in Invercargill as part of the Southland Buskers Festival.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Mr Spin with Julz Orr, of Dipton, in Wachner Place, Invercargill, as part of the 2014 Southland Buskers Festival.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Lisa Lottie performs in front of an enthralled crowd at Southland Boys' High School for the 2014 Southland Buskers Festival.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Mr Wizowski at the 2014 Southland Buskers Festival.
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
Lisa Lottie performs at the Southland Buskers Festival.
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LEFT: Dot Dot Dot performs an acrobatic trick at the 2014 Southland Buskers Festival. (Photo: Supplied) RIGHT: Mr Wizowski at the Southland Buskers Festival. (Photo: JOHN HAWKINS/Fairfax NZ)
2014 Southland Buskers Festival
LEFT: Lisa Lottie juggles seven hula hoops at the Southland Buskers Festival. (Photo: JOHN HAWKINS/Fairfax NZ) RIGHT: Mr Spin performs in Wachner Place, Invercargill. (Photo: NICOLE GOURLEY/Fairfax NZ)

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.

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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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