Arts On Tour New Zealand is bringing the Andrew London Trio to Geraldine this month.
Audiences loved the trio’s lyrics and laid-back singing along with Nils Olsen’s sax and clarinet solos when they toured previously with Hot Club Sandwich.
Now, in the Sandwich tradition, they are joined by Andrew’s wife, Kirsten, on bass to pronounce on the minutiae of middle-class, middle-aged, Middle Earth concerns, delivered in a deceptively innocuous 1940s swing style.
More than 20 years of touring has enabled songwriter Andrew London to gather material from sources as diverse as the shearing sheds of Southland and the boardrooms of Auckland, allowing him to comment on pretentious socialites, modern parenthood, male insecurities, the internet and much more.
Expect intermittent forays into folk, blues, country and hip-hop – plus poignancy and pathos from the Beatle-esque harmonies provided by Kirsten London and Olsen.
Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand.
The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand and support from Interislander, and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts.
Old Lodge Theatre, Geraldine. 7.30pm, Wednesday, October 25; $25. Book at LOUK Clothing, Talbot St (no eftpos).