Special Events, Victoria Theatre & Cinema Devonport
Frank Burkitt Band & Albi and The Wolves
Double Bill Concert:
The Frank Burkitt Band Frank is a storyteller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. After years performing solo, he formed his incredible backing band when he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh. The Frank Burkitt Band play original music inspired by jazz, blues, folk, swing, soul and all things American Roots. A string band that have become popular throughout New Zealand thanks to their entertaining performances, strong musicianship and fantastic song-writing. Albi & The Wolves is comprised of Chris Dent (Albi), Pascal Roggen and Micheal Young who play acoustic guitar, electric violin and double bass respectively. Their performances are dynamic and their style is possibly the most soulful folk made in New Zealand. Each performance, be it a foot stomping bar or a theater, is laced with humor that translates from the banter to the music itself.
John Cooper Clarke
The people’s poet - British legend Dr. John Cooper Clarke will perform four New Zealand shows, including a special night at The Vic on Sunday April 22.
Special guest Andrew Fagan.
John Cooper Clarke has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.
Today he is as relevant and vibrant as ever; his poetry and performance is in school syllabus’ worldwide, his effect on pop culture and music is profound, and his trademark ‘look’ continues to resonate with fashionistas.