Kerrison gig on Music Month menu

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by Greta Yeoman

Former Opshop frontman Jason Kerrison is set to perform in Timaru this month.

The Auckland-based musician will play a solo show at Street Food Kitchen on May 31, as part of the venue’s New Zealand Music Month line-up.

Kerrison – who was the frontman of pop-rock band Opshop for more than a decade – has also been part of the Babysitters Circus, has judged on New Zealand’s Got Talent and recently performed at two fundraising concerts for the survivors of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

He has also released a series of solo EPs since Opshop disbanded in 2014.

Opshop won the APRA Silver Scroll in 2008 for its single One Day, from its second album, Second Hand Planet

Street Food Kitchen’s May music schedule began on Friday evening, with a show from Timaru duo Double Talk, while former ex-Fourmyula performer Wayne Mason and Rob Joass played in Geraldine.

Now-Christchurch-based musician Caitlin Joy will play at Street Food Kitchen on both May 10 and 12, and Dunedin act Rapture will perform on May 11.

Keep an eye on The Courier‘s “What’s On” and “Weekend Planner” guides for more gigs in May.