After a sell-out show in 2017, The Frank Burkitt Band is returning to the Whangateau Hall in March with a new set of music.
The Wellington-based group is made up of guitarist and lead singer Frank Burkitt, banjo and mandolin player Cameron Dusty Burnell, flautist Kara Fibley and James Geluk on double bass.
The show will take place on Wednesday, March 6, from 7.30pm as part of the band’s two month New Zealand tour to 33 destinations.
Frank says the band was keen to return to the Whangateau Hall after having a positive experience last time.
“We really enjoy playing a small intimate venue like the hall, and we’re hoping everyone who really engaged with our music will be back this time around,” he says.
The last show incorporated music from the group’s first album, Fools and Kings. However, this tour will bring mostly new material to the stage.
“We released our second album, Raconteur, last March and have just recorded a live EP called Lost
But Alive, so a lot of our set will be tracks from those, as well as some originals.”
He says the show will be energetic again, with plenty of talking to the audience about the music between songs, but will have a different sound this time around.
“I get bored with the same genre, so the later music has far more of a Wellington jazz influence from spending time there, whereas the earlier material was more folk-inspired.”
The band will perform for about 90 minutes, with local group The Pipi Pickers as the support act.
Following their NZ tour, the band will head to Australia and then the United Kingdom.
Tickets are available from the door, $15 each.
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