TOURING IN FEBRUARY
Flora Knight and Sean Donald play traditional old time country music. Fiddle player and singer Flora Knight (The Eastern, The Lonesome Pine Specials) was raised in New Zealand, where singer and guitar picker Sean Donald (The All Day Breakfast Stringband) was raised in Canada.
Flora and Sean’s songs and tunes have been plucked from a time when the entertainment in rural communities was music and dancing at the local hall. When the men would ask women to dance, and people shared stories amongst themselves.
Flora and Sean have dedicated their young lives to gathering songs, fiddle tunes and stories from small communities around the world.
“…a superb set from Sean Donald and Flora Knight, fiddle and guitar, both singing. Close your eyes and it’s music from a crackling old American country and western radio show. “Does anyone here know Lefty Frizzell?” asks Knight. Frizzell would be three-and-a half-times Knight’s age if he were still alive.” ~ North and South Magazine
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TOURING IN MARCH
Rado and Raybon
Save the World
Leading comedians Raybon Kan and Nick Rado team up for a two hour show.
Nick Rado “… charm, timing, originality and above all funny…” (Headliners Club London), and Raybon Kan, the positive pessimist, winner of umpteen comedy awards. They’ll do separate stand ups in the first half of the show, then come together in the second to solve problems suggested by the audience.
Can these two save the world?
Rado is head writer for TV3’s 7 Days and guest comedy writer for TV3’s The project, and has won the NZ Comedy Guild’s Best MC award four times. Raybon (Best Comedian in Metro and North & South) has performed at major comedy festivals including Edinburgh, Melbourne and Montreal’s Just for Laughs.
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