Andrew London & Friends
Featuring Wayne Mason and James Tait-jamieson
Andrew London is best-known as a writer of whimsical and satirical songs with titles such as ‘I Hugged My Mate’, ‘Country’s Buggered’ and ‘Let’s Talk About Me’ that reflect the national psyche, and gently lampoon many of mainstream New Zealand society's attitudes, obsessions and taboos.
Most of these have been recorded with either his Andrew London Trio or, up until 2012, Hot Club Sandwich; both trios owing much to jazz, blues and Western swing traditions. Downbeat USA, the World’s most widely read jazz magazine, has twice featured reviews of his albums.
Many London songs have contributed to motion pictures including ‘Second Hand Wedding’, ‘No Petrol, No Diesel’, and ‘No ordinary Sheila’, also European CD compilations, a Correspondence School English Syllabus, and National Radio's 'Greatest Song Ever Written’.
His groups have played music festivals all over New Zealand, Australia and Norfolk Island, even travelled to Saudi Arabia for the NZ High Commission to present a slice of Kiwiana to international audiences.
Now living on the Kapiti Coast, Andrew performs mostly with his partner Kirsten on bass and occasionally other collaborators including pianist Wayne Mason and multi-instrumentalist James Tait-Jamieson, both of whom will be joining him for this concert.