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Renters United Fundraiser

Thu Sep 22nd, 2016

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Renters United presents...
A star studded line-up...
Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation)
French for Rabbits
Adam McGrath (The Eastern) and
Paddy Burgin and the Wooden Box Band.

For one night only. Show your support for renters rights and enjoy some of New Zealand's best musicians and songwriters.

All proceeds go towards Renters United's campaign for Warm, Dry, Safe Homes for all renters.

Samuel Flynn Scott is a founding member of Wellington indie-rock band The Phoenix Foundation and an award-winning songwriter and composer. His work with the Phoenix Foundation has produced six critically acclaimed and award winning albums as well as providing the scores to two of New Zealand's most successful movies: Boy and Eagle vs. Shark. He has also released two solo albums.

French for Rabbits are a Wellington/Dunedin based quartet led by Brooke Singer and John Fitzgerald. They have a developed a loyal fanbase around the world following their debut full length album Spirits and two of their songs featuring on the soundtrack to the TV show Vampire Diaries. Their live shows are a mesmerising experience, punctuated by the sideways charm of their lead vocalist – once described in concert as making a concert hall feel as comfortable as a living room.

Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed in Port Lyttelton. He travels the state highways and byways of New Zealand and parts beyond, slinging songs and offering up low rent barroom philosophy with his band of misfits and chancers, The Eastern. He hopes for the best, prepares for the worst and believes in the poetry of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and the fury of word on the page. His songs have gathered a clutch of good reviews in NZ and overseas, he's been nominated for a couple of serious music awards (including the Apra Silver Scroll), Graham Reid from the NZ herald called him 'NZ's toughest minded songwriter’ and Barry Saunders from The Warratahs simply described him as “The Truth”. With The Eastern and solo he has shared stages with and opened for Fleetwood Mac, Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jimmy Barnes and many more.

Paddy Burgin is a Wellington musician and guitar maker. By day he makes slide guitars, octave mandolins and other instruments for players all over the world. By night he writes and plays music as a solo performer or with any one of the several bands he is involved with. His latest album is called Old World. The name comes from track three, which is a tribute to the Pike River mining disaster on the West Coast.

Renters United — launched in 2014 in Wellington — is a member-led campaigning organisation, working to make renting better for all renters. It's focus in 2016 is on putting pressure on Wellington City Council to introduce a warrant of fitness for all rental properties in Wellington, including a campaign alongside the local elections this month.

acoustic/solo, alternative, country/folk, Samuel Flynn Scott, French for Rabbits, Adam McGrath, Paddy Burgin and the Wooden Box Band

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