On Stage Manawatu June Newsletter

OnStage Manawatu

July 2021 Newsletter


Another great Cabaret style concert. The Swing Band kicked the show off with an old favourite, The Sheik and  Mahnoor gave us two vocals. Jim Lawrence accompanied his two vocals on piano. We are used to seeing him playing guitar so well done Jim. Peter Hales and Trevor Castle with the familiar backing trio brought back memories of a South Island trip when they played tunes they did on that tour. The country guitar and vocals of Tom Roberts always adds colour to our concert and Keith Jacob continues to find some golden oldies to bring to us. Colin Eglinton and friends had us tapping our toes and The Saxophone Quartet gave us three very polished numbers.


The second half opened with Peter Elliott singing with the OnStage Orchestra who then played Ma, He's Making Eyes at me. Peter then moved to the grand piano to sing two beautiful songs. Where does Don Fulton keep finding those folk songs that bring a welcome ring of laughter to the room. New group and members "Mud Chalice" gave a solid first up performance to conclude yet another great night out at OnStage Manawatu.


On Sunday 18th July the Swing Band and the Campbell Street Boys shared the programme at the Manawatu Marine Boating Club which has its Club House on the estuary at Foxton Beach. What a great venue and audience. The rooms and bar are on the 1st floor giving a panoramic view across the estuary to the river mouth, and as the sun began to set I couldn't help thinking how lucky we are to live and play in this country.


I look forward to seeing you all at our August concert which will be attended by the Dominion Secretary/Treasurer of the Association of Kindred Clubs, Bill Oram who will be accompanied by his sister Shirley...

 Keep up the feedback on the Cabaret BYO format. So far it has all been positive.


Alan Horsfall


Armani Whitehead-Wilson and Carson Taare
I saw her standing there The Airport Song
Simon Grant
By the Time I get to Phoenix If I Were a Carpenter
Mere Tipene Walker
Stardust Blessed Assurance
Erna Ferry and Vicky Lee
A selection from their recent show at the Globe Vocal Gold from the 50s gals
On Stage Manawatu Swing Band
Honeysuckle Rose Why don't you do right All of me vocals- Manhoor Hussein
The Bogtrotters
Separation Blues Took my girl out Walking
Bruce Chandler
Bésame Mucho Tears
Apiata Tipene and Friends
Matariki Ko Tane
Campbell Street Boys
Marie Galway Girls and Frech Letter

The Manawatu Overtones sang" Rolling in the deep, Everything and When I lift up my head"
John Guy and Friends
Campbell Street Boys
All you ever do is Bring Me Down Pizziricco Canadian Sunset
Gail Price - Chopin Nocturn As Time Goes By
Bruce Chandler El Cumbanchero & Beer Barrel Polks
Alan Parlane
Tinykwyre Vocal ensemble Korogushka, Tumbalalaika and El Vito
Anne Merriman and Brian O'Flaherty with songs from Fiddler on the Roof
Colin Eglinton with Murray and Rita a tribute to Stan Malton
Simon Grant Red Roses for a Blue Lady and Everybody Loves Somebody
Mini Group led by Gael Donoghue
Tom Roberts
MSC Swing Band Adios Muchachos Bésame Mucho vocal by Aleyda Mina Reachi Out
Janet Williams A Little bit of Heaven The Mountains of Mourne
Shirley Bloxham Recitation
MurrayJamieson and friends Until the Real thing comes along Blue Champagne
Brian O Flaherty and Anne Merriman sing Soulmates composed by Shirley Bloxham and acc. by Margaret Davis
Special Introduction by Don Fulton
Don Fulton sings My rambling' boy and Maids when you're young.
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