Craig Smith, aka The Wonky Donkey Man is coming to Shantytown Greymouth for an exclusive September weekend Sunday show. Thanks to the support of West Reap, Grey District Library and Shantytown Heritage Park.
The APRA award-winning Craig Smith will perform infectious songs from his much-loved books; ‘The Wonky Donkey’, ‘Kaha the Kea’ along with new releases the ‘Drizzly Bear’ and ‘Scariest Thing In The Garden’. Craig is one of New Zealand’s most successful children’s entertainers and authors, with over 1 million book sales, #1 hit titles, a gold status album and 8.8 million YouTube plays.
Join in the fun at this 1hr interactive live show packed with singing, dancing, and a whole bunch of laughs. Armed with his guitar and a team of puppets and characters, this Sunday treat is aimed at children aged 2 to 10, but irresistible to the whole family!
These shows will be part of Craig’s final appearances for 2019 as he takes a break from touring to focus on the launch of his long-awaited sequel to The Wonky Donkey…The Dinky Donkey, which lucky West Coast fans will be amongst the first to hear!
Tickets are only $5 + Booking Fee. On sale now at eventfinda.co.nz or in person with cash sales at West Reap Tudor St Hokitika or at The Grey District Library
Craig Smith – Wonky Donkey Live
Sunday September 8 th Shanty Town Heritage Park
Doors open 12.30 Showtime 1 pm
Ltd cash door sales $10 per person
About Craig Smith:
Craig Smith aka ‘Wonky Donkey Man’ recently won the APRA 2018 Childrens Song of the Year with ‘Scariest Thing In The Garden’. On this brief North Island tour he will be promoting his new album "Not Just For Kids 2" and his recent crowd-funded book "The Drizzly Bear" before he takes the rest of the year off after over a decade on the road.
The Wonky Donkey, originally published in 2009, has been a household name in New Zealand and Australia for almost a decade. Thanks to a viral video with more than 150+ million views globally since August 2018 of Scottish grandmother Janice Clark giggling and reading The Wonky Donkey to her grandson, the infectious rhyming story became a viral sensation and international #1 bestseller last year. Scholastic has since reprinted two million copies to meet global demand.
Keep an eye and ear out for the upcoming new Wonky Donkey tale, The Dinky Donkey, which is due for release towards the end of the year.
Craig Smith is full time musician and author living in Queenstown. Craig's success in music has been across many genres and includes his children's music as well as his stories in song being turned into children's books for which he has won several of NZ’s highest children's book awards.
His 4 albums have all been successful (one of them attaining gold status) but the one Craig enjoys playing the most is ‘Not Just For Kids’, where you will find his most popular creation, The Wonky Donkey.
Other favourite stories in songbooks include Willbee the Bumblebee, Kaha the Kea, My Daddy Ate An Apple, Square Eyes, Eating and Scariest Thing In The Garden. Craig has sold more than a million copies of his books worldwide.
Craig Smith Photos & Videos
The Scottish Granny – the viral video that sent The Wonky Donkey global!