Every Tuesday evening they slope from the shadows of the Port Hills.
One American, Justin Rogers on mandolin, guitar and vocals, one Aussie Gary Elford on guitar, acoustic bass and vocals. They meet up with a six toed Kiwi singer, banjo and guitar player Steve Stern to share their love of Bluegrass, Old Timey and Americana music as well as Jane’s chocolate chip cookies and Milo.
Playing together now for over three years they have formed into well-balanced instrumental and vocal trio, driven by Steve’s banjo playing and Justin’s sympathetic and innovative mandolin ornamentation. Gary’s contribution on guitar and bass pulls the whole thing together into the tight unit that is the Port Hillbillies.
They play a range of songs and tunes from toe tapping, recognisable standards to some obscure songs from other genres that are given the Port Hillbillies once over.
Hidden Talent are two Christchurch couples, Sue Galvin & Tony Kiesanowski and Gary Elford & Jane Edmed.
We blame Jane and Sue’s book club for our beginnings as we used to get together for a meal and then while the women went off book clubbing, the guys would play music together.
The women felt they were missing out so we started getting together for dinner and music more regularly and had such a good time, we started performing together. We play a wide range of songs and tunes, from traditional to contemporary, country to old pop standards.
Add a touch of quirky and laughter and there you have it. Sorry, we won’t be categorised but we have a great time and hope you will too.
Further info: https://www.facebook.com/PortHillbillies
Doors open 7pm.
Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.
Door sales cash only: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility, and Irish Society members please remember to bring your current membership card as this is required for new club licensing. Non-members sign in at bar.