The Remnants are a folk/acoustic duo based in Christchurch, consisting of Rob Allan and Bruce Penno. Both Rob and Bruce have been playing guitars of various kinds for decades, in a number of different line-ups. From bands with as many as a dozen musos on stage, things have been pared back to just two -- The Remnants. The kaupapa of this duo is the never-ending quest for a clean, uncluttered, and delightful acoustic sound. On both vocals and guitars, this is a beautiful collision of different but complementary skills. Vocally, these two performers have contrasting vocal ranges and styles, resulting in an effective blending of vocal harmonies, and keeping things interesting as each takes the vocal lead in different songs. They also like to mix things up with guitar accompaniments, sometimes using two acoustic guitars, sometimes acoustic and electric, and sometimes guitar and bass.
The fruit of these endeavours is a set of classy, polished acoustic covers of folk and pop songs, with an emphasis on great musicianship and tight vocal harmonies. The music is cruisy and easy on the ear, but quite varied, traversing a number of genres, and including a decent dose of Kiwi music. Some of the artists that feature on their set list include Neil Young, Oasis, Dave Dobbyn, Bruce Cockburn, Crowded House, James Taylor, Jason Mraz, Bob Dylan, U2, and Opshop.
Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm. You will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
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. Folk Club and Irish Society members please remember to bring your current membership card as this is required for club licensing. Non-members sign in at the bar.