A group of popular Kiwi musicians – including former Hello Sailor members – will star at this year’s outdoor concert held in a spectacular setting in Gulf Harbour – the 16th fairway overlooking the Hauraki Gulf.
The headlining act of Summer Sounds Live on the Green is The Remnants of Hello Sailor, including Harry Lyon, Rick Ball and Paul Woolright. Their set includes Hello Sailor classics along with hits from The Legionnaires, The Pink Flamingos and Coup d’Etat. It is the first time the band members have played together since 2015, when they performed with Graham Brazier to a crowd of 10,000 at Hagley Park in Christchurch.
The support act is JT and the Saxman, made up of blues and soul guitarist JT and former Nairobi Trio soprano sax player Andrew ‘Saxman’ Dixon.
Last year was the first time that a fundraising gig for Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society (SOSSI) was held on the 16th fairway.
That show, Swing on the Green, featuring Peter Urlich, raised $7000 for SOSSI.
SOSSI chair Stephen Lyttelton says this year the money will be put towards establishing a visitor information hub near Shakespear Regional Park’s Te Haruhi Bay entrance.
Organiser Stuart Dwight of Smart Moves Group says this year’s concert, on Sunday, November 22, will be the best yet and includes a much larger bar operation.
Tickets are limited to 1000, with fans able to pre-purchase hampers or bring their own picnic. Tickets can be purchased at summersounds.online