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Sun, 11 Oct


Blue Tongue Berries

Short Straw Sessions with The Frank Burkitt Band (NZ)

Join us for another Short Straw Session, a unique and intimate afternoon of live music in our stunning off-grid strawbale building the Hacienda. This October we feature a musical performance by The Frank Burkitt Band.

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Short Straw Sessions with The Frank Burkitt Band (NZ)
Short Straw Sessions with The Frank Burkitt Band (NZ)

Time & Location

11 Oct 2020, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Blue Tongue Berries, 445 Northwood Road, Seymour VIC, Australia

About The Event

The Frank Burkitt Band: Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. He has been performing for the last 15 years throughout the UK, New Zealand and Australia and his entertaining, rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing very much shape his music. When he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh with his partner and backing vocalist Kara Filbey, he formed an incredible string band, with blues and country mandolin player Cameron Burnell and jazz double bassist James Geluk. The Frank Burkitt Band have made incredible progress in the last 4 years, releasing their debut album Fools & Kings in 2015 and becoming a festival favourite throughout New Zealand. They have embarked on extensive national tours of New Zealand and Australia and released their second album Raconteur in March 2018 at Port Fairy Folk Festival (Aus). The album was produced by acclaimed producer Gerry Paul (Grada, Tim O'Brien, Mel Parsons) and recorded at The Surgery Studios, Wellington by award winning engineer Lee Prebble (Pheonix Foundation, The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties). Inspired by artists such as Van Morrison, James Taylor, Tim O'Brien and Pokey LaFarge, they play high energy, original music written by Burkitt and arranged by the band. 

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We are delighted to wecolme back the Frank Burkitt Band for their second performance at Blue Tongue Berries.

The Program

3:00pm Pre-Show Drinks

4:00pm First Set

4:45pm Intermission

5:15pm Second Set

Limited tickets. Show bookings recommended.

Blue Tongue Berries is a fully licensed venue, drinks will be available throughout the event.


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