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    The Andrew London Duo

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    The Andrew London Duo - returns to Balcairn Hall!

    Andrew London’s quirky songs will make you laugh out loud as you recognise yourself and everyone around you, and all the prejudices, obsessions and weird little idiosyncrasies we Kiwis put out on display every day.

    There are songs about politics, social status, shopping habits, teenagers, coffee culture, neighbours and small town protocol. And insights into the unpredictable and tenuous lives of traveling musicians, based on having played a thousand gigs from the woolsheds of Central Otago to the board rooms of Queen Street.

    Delivery is wrapped in an eclectic mix of jazz/blues/country and folk styles with Andrew’s swing-era guitar style accompanying, while partner Kirsten underpins solidly on bass and backing vocals, lyric-prompting and emotional counselling.

    His songs and recordings have gained 4-star reviews in Downbeat magazine (the World’s longest-running and most widely read jazz magazine), provided soundtracks to movies (Second-Hand Wedding, No Ordinary Sheila, No Petrol, No Diesel), been nominated for Tui awards and contributed to National Radio’s Greatest Song Ever Written and a Correspondence School English Syllabus. 

    The duo’s current show sees them tighter than ever, the songs more concise, with the accent on acerbic satire, self-deprecating humour and tongue-twisting wordsmithery.

    ‘I’ve never seen anyone sing so many words, so fast, without swallowing his own tongue. You guys are like Flight of The Conchords for Rest Homes’ said a Radio NZ caretaker. 

    Come and have a laugh at yourself (and them…they don’t mind) 

    Concert: Balcairn Hall, Ashby's Road, Balcairn

    One night only! 15th June 2024, 7:30 pm

    Tickets $30 available from:

    Includes our famous free country supper - alcohol free – raffles – CD sales  - ROAR – Bring a cushion!

    The profits from all performances go back to maintaining our local and historic Balcairn Hall and its surrounding property.

    Note about online bookings:

    We are trialing for the first time a new online booking service called ‘Humanitix’. 

    When you click the link to buy tickets you will be directed to the ticketing website where you will select how many tickets you want to buy. The service is free for you to use. 

    When you complete your purchase, you will be offered new payment options - you can use your personal credit card, Google Pay or Paypal  (which can accept Debit and eft pos cards if you are registered with them). You can also add a donation to the Hall if you wish. Or, if you would prefer to pay by internet banking as you have done in the past, select the ‘Invoice’ payment option and we will send internet banking details. 

    Once your payment is complete, we will send your tickets by email. Please make sure you retain the email and present it when you attend the show.

    If you experience any issues with the ticketing platform, contact David treasurer@balcainhall.com


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