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Kim Bonnington

Sun Sep 18th, 2016
The Irish Society Hall,
Christchurch, Canterbury

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The heavily anticipated debut EP by popular Wellington country musician, Kim Bonnington has finally arrived. This is your chance to hear songs from the EP performed live in a rare solo performance.

Kim is steeped in the deep tradition of country and bluegrass, you can hear the years of singing honky tonk music every time she opens her mouth. I love this woman!
Tami Neilson

Kim Bonnington has firmly established herself in the Wellington folk and country music scene as the girl with the golden country voice. Having spent the last three years travelling New Zealand silencing audiences with captivating harmonies in acoustic folk duo, Kim and Dusty, she is set to release her self-titled debut EP.

Produced by Rob Joass, the sound for the recordings evolved from sessions with The Hardcore Troubadours, Joass’ Last Waltz project, where Kim basked in the opportunity to take the lead and explore the grittier, country rock that is possible when fronting a full piece band.

In her early years, Saturday nights began with a quick nap on a beanbag while her parents played gigs in the small country halls around Nelson. When woken to join the post gig jam sessions, it was here Kim learnt her craft and established the substantial repertoire that she draws upon today. Reared on a solid diet of Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard and Gram Parsons, Kim’s roots are firmly planted in traditional country music, the country rock of the 1970s and the neo-traditional 1980s.

Nowadays as she shares the stage with the likes of Tami Neilson, Eb and Sparrow, Mel Parsons and Barnaby Weir, Kim is poised to share the wealth of her musical experience with the entire country.

“Kim's voice seems to have the history of classic folk and country imbedded within it something most singers could only dream of. Soulful songs stacked with integrity; meaningful and uplifting”. Barnaby Weir

$10 Members $15 Non-members $5 Students with ID

Doors open 7.00pm Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off street parking.

DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Please note: there is no Eftpos available on site.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also cash bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night.


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