New Zealand Music Month in Raglan

May is NZ Music Month and that means we have some great touring acts coming up at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre. 

Kendall Elise brings her band on Saturday May 14 on her ‘Let the Night In’ tour. On Sunday 15th there’s an afternoon concert from We Wayward Divas and on Friday 20th Live & Local will be a NZ Music Month special. 

Kendall Elise’s quirky touches and flawless vocal delivery have been turning heads since launching her career with ‘Heart Full of Dirt’, (selected as a top 3 finalist for the APRA Best Country Music Song 2017). Her new album, ‘Let the Night In’ was recorded at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios. Her contemporary take on Americana, country and rockabilly will be a great night out with this rising songstress and her band. May 14, 7.30pm, tickets from Under The Radar. 

 We Wayward Divas are a folk duo of Gilly Darby and Vikki Clayton, both born in the UK but now happily living in New Zealand. Both are famed for their beautiful voices, and between them play several instruments. These girls have impeccable pedigrees when it comes to musical careers. Between them and sometimes together they’ve worked with Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, John Martyn, Fairport Convention, Joan Armatrading, Ralph McTell, and they are too modest (old) to remember them all. Armed with nothing but their voices, charm and prosecco they thrill audiences everywhere with a stage act that is Ab Fab meets Miss Piggy. Lots of laughs, lots of guitar, lots of songs, lots of beautiful harmony. May 15, 4.30 pm, cash door sales. 

 Live & Local on Friday 20th will feature a number of acts from previous concerts in this popular local series.

For NZ Music Month there will be twice the number of acts, playing shorter sets with a theme of all New Zealand music. May 20 7.30pm, koha.