The Small Hall Sessions Bring Hb Music Month to Te Pohue

53 Ohurakura Road, Te Pōhue, Hastings

Celebrating Hawke’s Bay’s locally grown music in our local halls, we bring you three extraordinary artists.

First up tonight we have Nick Castles – Castles is setting out to captivate the locals in a more intimate setting. Typically performing in bands, this performance shows him testing the waters of his original music. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Chris Cornell, Myles Kennedy and Jeff Buckley, Castles aims to express, connect and inspire.

Danica Bryant There is probably no songwriter better suited to performing in the small halls of Hawke’s Bay than Alan Downes. Alan was raised in the tiny community of Patoka, and many of his songs reflect, with a grown up’s wit and wisdom, on the stories of his childhood. He also writes stories that he heard leaning over a fence chatting to a neighbour or about his first encounter with a girl, you guessed it, down at a dance at the local hall. Folk songs, about just the people who’ll come along to listen to them!

Stretch Much loved by audiences in Hawke’s Bay and around the country Stretch captivates audiences with his engaging banter and soulful, heartfelt songs. With the incredible cellist Paula Sugden coaxing worlds of melody from her 300-year-old cello, and Andrew Gladstone bringing his atmospheric approach to his vintage drum-kits, there is a chemistry and passion that sets their shows alight. This sound has seen Stretch open for some of the world’s greatest acts, Neil Finn, Jeff Tweedy, Cyndi Lauper and Elton John! His albums have gone Top-10 in the NZ Music charts, played to sold out audiences across the country.

With three great musical acts, a bar offering local wines & beer, inexpensive wholesome meals, and the comradery of your local community this will be a night to gather and celebrate what is wonderful about Hawke’s Bay.

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Te Pōhue Community Hall, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

53 Ohurakura Road, Te Pōhue, Hastings

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