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From Castles, Croatia and Circus Tents to Hawera LibraryPlus

18 February 2014

From Castles, Croatia and Circus Tents to Hawera LibraryPlus

UK folk and Americana songwriters Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman will be playing live at Hawera LibraryPlus in Hawera, South Taranaki on Wednesday 5 March 2014 as part of their tour of New Zealand.

Described by NetRythms as “Genuinely uplifting” with “Intensely adept acoustic guitar styling” this guitar/ukulele duo showcase their song writing alongside fresh interpretations of often unexpected classic songs. With strong influences from country, folk, blues and jazz their sound has been described as a mix of Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Debbie Harry and Ry Cooder with a modern Nouvelle Vague twist.

They played a string of dates across Europe last year that took them from street festivals in Croatia, Germany and Italy to a circus tent in Austria and two tours of the UK. The duo also played a number of dates in New Zealand at the beginning of 2013 which prompted invites for a return visit.

Adam says, “It's great to be invited back to New Zealand again so soon. Everyone who came to see us was so positive about our music. We have a lot of friends and fans from last year to catch up with and we're looking forward to playing a host of new venues too”.

As well as touring, the duo have released two original albums over the last two years on the 'Big Village Records' label. FATEA Showcase described their latest release “The Firefly and the Half Diamond” as “an album full of great songs” and R2 Magazine called their debut album “Anytime Now” a “perfect summer soundtrack”.

A gig for all lovers of finely played acoustic music, acoustic guitars and ukuleles.
You can see them at Hawera LibraryPlus, High Street, Hawera on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at 1 pm. No charge. All welcome.

Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman have been performing musicians for 20 years, playing professionally from 2005. They have been regular guest artists at The National Theatre in London, appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music and played a UK theatre tour as part of the Bohemia Ukulele Band. They are signed to Big Village Records and have released two albums of original material over the last two years.

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