Come along for a wonderful concert by folk duo Gill and Kate, seen lately at Manawatu venues. Wandrella play a mix of clever “covers with a twist‟ and original songs which reflect their classical roots and eclectic musical influences.
After a chance meeting in December 2016 at a house concert in Levin, Gill Allen (keyboards & guitar) and Kate Ward (guitar, banjo and mandolin) began to create a blend of their music and vocals, to develop a style and synergy unique to Wandrella. Both being Baritones, allows either voice to cover the musical range with an interchangeable blend of vocal harmonies.
Kate has played solo Celtic and classical guitar and has opened for the Arizona Smoke Review in the UK and Paul Obana Jones in NZ. She was influenced by the finger picking styles of Stefan Grossman and Gordon Giltrap. She also plays in the duo "String Fusion‟ with Bill Nicholson, recording an album in 2015.
Gill recorded her first album “Colour Outside the Lines” in 2004. She has played and recorded several songs with local musician Kevin Watson and in 2016 teamed up with local musician Simon Burgess and formed the duo “Burgess and Allen”. Two main musical influences have been Elton John and Eva Cassidy.
Doors open at 7.40pm for ticket sales - cash only (we have no eftpos facilities).