Musical Mangawhai presents a fundraiser for Te Whai Community Trust and the Hakaru Hall. A night of rustic blues with the Mojo Risers from Waiheke Island will feature local songstress Kiri Eriwata and bluesman Mark 'Fatt Max' Hill.
The Mojo Risers have been entertaining Island-goers with their freight-train acoustic blues folk-rock for over 20 years. Aaron Carpenter (guitar/harp/vocals) and Neal Ghoshal (guitar) regularly raise the roof during their gigs on Waiheke and are thrilled to team up with Mangawhai local Kiri Eriwata again after a few years hiatus.
Inspired by and playing tracks by artists such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, Tony Joe White, Neil Young and JJ Cale, The Mojo Risers also love to share their own songs. Kiri brings her own versions of soulful blues to the mix for a footstomping showdown event.
In 2017 Aaron Carpenter and The Revelators released and toured their album 'Pretty Lies' nationwide and Kiri Eriwata released her album 'Muse and Memorabilia' in 2016 to rave reviews. Yet this collaboration along with Mojo Riser Neal Ghoshal, is a take on the other side of the tracks, often improvised and off the cuff, you sometimes never know what to expect - which keeps everyone on their toes.
Mark Hill (AKA Fatt Max), is a London lad who has been making noise in New Zealand since 1998. "Blues music has been my influence for as long as I can remember. To me it is more than a genre or a category, it’s a way of life, an expression of all emotions no matter what the circumstances. Blues music in itself holds the key to what makes me tick. I am also inspired by the music and vibe of New Orleans, my adopted spiritual home."
Venue is the historic Hakaru Hall. 733 Settlement Road, 5mins from Mangawhai Village towards Kaiwaka.
Tickets are $25 + credit card fee ($3), children under 13 are free
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