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The Frank Burkitt Band

The Frank Burkitt Band

Sunday 3 March 2019 from 5.00pm

610 Kohanga Road, Onewhero

Tickets $25 adult / kids under 16 free

Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing very much shape his music.

When he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh with his partner and backing vocalist Kara Filbey, he formed The Frank Burkitt Band, with blues and country mandolin player Cameron Burnell and jazz double bassist James Geluk. This mix of styles and genres gives their show unique variety, alongside tight knit harmonies and well crafted arrangements. They will be joined by one man horn section Oscar Laven, a stalwart of the Wellington jazz scene.

2019 will see The Frank Burkitt Band embark on the longest tour of their lives. From January - June, they intend to take their music all around New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Yes, they are quite ambitious and slightly unhinged. They will be releasing a new live EP to coincide with their touring adventures. Learn more at www.frankburkitt.co.nz

A set with the band is like a trip through the top shelf of the best liquor cabinet – all malt whisky, moonshine and sunlight ... a tight-knit ensemble of power and delicacy and a rare treat.
- Shannon Beynan

Gates open at 5.00pm, music starts at 6.00pm. BYO picnic or buy a famous gourmet burger from the Onewhero Fire Force. BYO drinks/glasses and something to sit on.

Tickets are only available online or by calling 09 232 8805 or 027 232 8805.