The Alpaca Social Club plays fresh sounds from exotic lands. The music has a flavour of Arabic, Celtic, funk, soul and gypsy jazz cultures. The two musicians at its core are pianist and accordionist Craig Denham and bassouki player and guitarist Jon Sanders. Fans describe their live show as “a pyrotechnic display of dazzling virtuosity” and “a quantum leaping musical curiosity”.
Cousin Alice creates a completely unique sound, gritty, sweet, and heartfelt, delivered with a shot or two of humour. Her voice has been likened by one listener to “a cross between Tom Waits, Peggy Lee and Marianne Faithfull.” Alice seduces audiences with her smoky voice. It’s a musical marriage to behold.
Alpaca Social Club have brought their own unique take to Alice’s music on and off for years now performing together when they have happened to find themselves in the same city or festival.
Tuesday 15 March 7:00pm Geraldine
Barkers Eatery, Talbot St (doors open at 6.30pm)
$40 (includes light supper) Tickets: Louk Clothing, Talbot Street, Geraldine (Cash Sales Only)
Wednesday 16 March 7pm Fairlie
$20 Heartlands Resource & Information Centre, Fairlie
Thursday 17 March Oamaru
Friday 25 March 7:30pm Ashburton
Ashburton Event Centre
GA $25; Group of 6+ $20 each fees apply
Saturday 26 March 7:30pm Balcairn
Balcairn Hall $25 www.balcairnhall.com
Tickets: Sally Mac’s, Amberley; Sefton Garage;
Stan’s 7 day Pharmacy, Rangiora
Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.