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Lil Chuck With Craig Smith - Stories,songsand A Stompin- Alone And Toget

Sun Oct 1st, 2017
50 Dundas,
Dunedin, Otago

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Craig Smith Queenstown ( roamin troubadour ) & Li'l Chuck Christchurch (The One man Skiffle Machine) Sunday Show 50Dundas St pre sales $12 at Relics Music Store or on eventfinda

Once upon a time in a town far, far away (ChCh) the pre quake bars echoed to the sounds of these two troubadours thrashing out the classics to the midnight revellers.
Then came earthquakes, babies, sensible shoes and international success.
After years apart and a few more K's on the clock, Craig Smith( roamin troubadour ) & Li'l Chuck (The One man Skiffle Machine) once again share the bill to bring you a very special show of stories, song and stompin'.Alone and together .

Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine
is an authentic one man band performing 'good time music with old time style'.

Having spent a lifetime rummaging through the drawers of 1930's - 50's music, Chuck’s mostly original songs are inspired by the sounds of the era - Blues, Early Jazz, Western Swing, Ragtime etc. and are uniquely presented in the style of street performers from those glory days. Sticking to the traditional one man band format, Chuck plays all the instruments simultaneously.

Captivating story telling intertwines effortlessly with heart stopping harmonica & multiple guitar styles underpinned by his left and right feet frantically pounding the kick and hi hat. The listener is left simply wondering, How the hell does he do that?

Originally hailing from the UK, Li'l Chuck first stomped out his music in Christchurch, New Zealand after relocating in 2003.

Li'l Chuck has performed at may high profile events around New Zealand. He recently played support for American legend Jimmy Buffet and Bluesman 'Blind Boy' Paxton, The Topp Twins and was the feature artist on Jesse Mulligan's RNZ Friday live.

Pre Childrens song‘n’book days Craig Smith was one of the South Islands hardest working troubadours covering just about every place imaginable about this island with his take on a range of subjects including environmental damage, greed and bigotry. For his acclaimed 2010 album ‘45 South’ Craig travelled to Los Angeles where he recorded with Stevie Wonder’s band as well as with members of the Christchurch Symphony orchestra .His solo performances are noted for his vocal approach as deft (and resonant) as his guitar playing. Here’s a rare opportunity to catch Craig in a couple of performances while taking a break from his new children’s book n song promotion .

acoustic/solo, alternative, blues, country/folk, pop, Lil Chuck One Man Skiffle Machine , Craig Smith

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