THE FRANK JOHN TRIO with WilkieMac

THE FRANK JOHN TRIO with WilkieMac

At Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan

Friday 2nd November

Doors open at 7pm, Gig starts at 7.30pm

$15 at the door.

Main Act

New Plymouth-based duo, Frank John & Erin Manu, is Taranaki’s foremost guitar duo. Originally from Amsterdam, guitarist Frank brings his technical brilliance to this duo. Born & raised in Taranaki, Erin provides the contrast with her Pacific rhythms and smooth and smoky vocals.

The couple has gained a reputation for breathing life into their interpretations of covers – “high energy bluegrass, lonesome blues, heartfelt ballads and country-swing” – with tight harmonies and solid arrangements of well-known standards, hidden gems and their own compositions.

Whether it’s a sizzling instrumental or the soulful delivery of a ballad, this partnership creates a unique sound, influenced by American Roots Music. With the addition of bass maestro, Rob Greenfield (classical/jazz), provides another layer and, at last, space for light to shine on Frank’s well crafted instrumentals.

Supporting Act

Raglan duo Lynne Wilkins and Michael Mackinnon are WilkieMac
Raglan duo Lynne Wilkins and Michael Mackinnon are WilkieMac

Duo Lynne Wilkins and Michael Mackinnon are based in Raglan, a small west coast town with a big reputation as a creative community. Inspired by songs that deliver on both melody and lyrics, WilkieMac will take you on a journey around the globe and spanning the centuries. The repertoire includes Wilkins’ own compositions, and a mix of contemporary writers’ works, traditional folk songs, and a few that just can’t be categorised! WilkieMac use a variety of instruments and vocal combinations to create a soundscape that will lift and inspire, get you singing along, tapping your feet; it will tug at your heartstrings, and draw you along the path of whimsy.

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