First Small Hall Sessions Weekend o Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa!

First Small Hall Sessions Weekend o Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa!

For New Zealand Music Month, Small Hall Sessions will be presenting three different artists each night in halls right across Hawke's Bay. No two nights will be the same.

All bar one of the acts will be performing their original material, no covers bands, just homegrown songs by homegrown artists. Locals performing songs that they have written. Right in the heart of Hawke's Bay.

Here's to a Small Hall Sessions way of kicking off the first New Zealand Music Month

Saturday 6th May - Elsthorpe Hall

First up will be The Cellars, an indie dream folk duo known for their evocative harmonies and vulnerable songwriting. Expect intimacy, advocacy and magic dragons.

The Munros are an eclectic indie pop/rock band fronted by husband-and-wife duo, Daniel and Hayley Munro, accompanied by percussionist extraordinaire, Rob Franks. Original songs, written and played with heart and grit, these guys have enchanted HB audiences for years now.

Dusty Rhodes and the Bluesmobile have been touring New Zealand for nearly thirty years. Loved for the integrity and vibrancy of their live shows they are considered one of NZ’s great live blues bands. With original members Dusty Rhodes and Tim Walton and drummer Dennis Maunder ( a veritable new-comer, having only joined them six years ago) this three piece will fill the hall with their energy, drive and passion for the Blues. 

Sunday 7th May  - Takapau Town Hall

On Sunday, we have Kita Turner-Low with original songs that are an acoustic mix of folk and punk from the depths of Greenmeadows

Fraser Mack is a musician who does the impossible on the guitar. He's best known for his unique covers of rock songs which leave the audience wondering where the rest of the band is! His originals range from melodic folk to classic rock and everything in between. After extensively touring Australia and New Zealand our local bloke is back in town.

Devils Elbow have held solid ground as a distinctively Hawke’s Bay band although they have achieved a significant national following, having toured widely. They have recorded 3 albums since they formed in 2007 and have toured, featured at many Festivals and received significant radio airplay both in NZ and further afield. Their music is rooted in alt-country with a bit of a punk attitude and an occasional garage rock flair. There’s a grittiness to their sounds, but it has the feel not of a big metropolis, but of a wider landscape, small towns and country roads.

To purchase tickets for this weekend and all the other fantastic Small Hall Session events to come, visit the link here