The Levin Folk Music Club is very pleased to welcome back Bob and Kate who are based in the Wairarapa but play gigs regularly around the North Island. The song list veers between swing sounds of Texas, mixed with the blues, bluegrass, something approaching jazz and some Pop songs served up in the Bob and Kate way. A good night out is always enjoyed by all.
Bob Cooper-Grundy has pursued obscurity now for some 40 odd years, having played with some famous people in London including the drummers of The Pogues and the Woodentops. He enjoys playing blues guitar and singing country songs.
Kate Marshall plays violin, accordion and flute and sings quite beautifully. She started with classical piano and singing in choirs and you don't have to listen that carefully to hear Bach and Mozart lurking behind Bob Wills and Memphis Minnie.
They have played at most of the folk clubs in the Wellington area, at the Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin Folk Festivals and at Jazz in Martinborough. You can catch them at many cafes and pubs in the region. Check out their Bob and Kate facebook page for details.
The first half of the evening is an open mic where each performer can do one song. Newcomers are welcome to add their name to the list if there is time available. Admission is $5 if you are a Folk Club member; $10 public. A light supper is served during the intermission.