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Hopetoun Brown and the Genius of Finn Scholes
Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson have been playing together since their teens as the Supergroove horn section and in recent years this duo have performed as Hopetoun Brown using just voice, trumpet, trombone, percussion and bass clarinet. Together, they were 2017 Taite Prize finalists.
But for this tour they have teamed up with arguably the country’s finest trumpet player, Finn Scholes for a unique journey through rhythm and blues, soul and jazz.
These three multi-instrumentalists travel with a boot-load of exotic instruments. Bass clarinets, tubas and trombones, trumpets, saxophones and an assortment of strange keyboard instruments. Lead singer Tim Stewart’s large boots will rattle the floorboardss throughout the nation as the band work through their repertoire, including their new album Don't Let Them Lock You Up!
“It’s the pervading sense of fun together with a respect for antique jazz, blues, plantation work songs, doo-wop and funk that gives Hopetoun Brown their edge.”- Metro
Hats off to the Listener this week (March 17-23) for a top review for Hopetoun Brown’s latest recording.
You can also hear them in an interview/live with Jesse Mulligan on Radio NZ Live on Friday 20 April.
WHAT: Hopetoun Brown & Finn Scholes
WHEN: Sunday 22 April @ 2:30pm (Afternoon)
WHERE: Kauaeranga Hall, 437 Kauaeranga Valley Rd,
Door sales $22
Pre-book $20 at 021912993 or Kauaerangahallmusic@gmail.com or Lotus Realm, 714 Pollen St, Thames.
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