Songware is the new project of seasoned professional musicians Craig Denham and Jo Taylor.

Te Whare Toi o Te Kura Tawhito | Raglan Old School Arts Centre
5 Stewart St, Raglan

Thu 6 Apr | Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start Door sales $20

Jo has been in numerous musical incarnations in the folk and rock work. From the power house alt-folk all-girl band Brazen in the 90s to more recently The Johnnies (all girls, all Johnny Cash). Craig (Alpaca Social Club, Beyondsemble) is an intrepid musical journey man, and has played everything from early Cuban music, Gypsy Jazz, folk, funk to reggae and Celtic music.

Craig says: Some of the better known projects I’ve been involved with over the years include Ardijah (played keys for them for about six months), Ruia Aperahama (I was MD of his band for about four years – he’s the What’’s The Time Mr Wolf guy – and the Waiata Marley albums), Mamaku Project (I played accordion) and then my own Kiwi band Beyondsemble. I was in 13 bands at one time in Auckland trying to survive as a musician. That’s when I created Beyondsemble. It was an attempt to have a band that at least covered 70% of the styles I liked to play. Recently I was in Alpaca Social Club playing at the Auckland Folk Festival, and with Songware, we will play at Hamsterfest 2023.

Expect music with joyous harmonies, humour and driving grooves, and eclectic awesomeness.

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