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Hopetoun Brown And The Genius Of Finn Scholes

Fri Feb 22nd, 2019

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Some may recognise Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson as the horn section from local chart toppers Supergroove, others may have heard Atkinson on Radio New Zealand covering local music for the station. The duo are now known as Hopetoun Brown, a unique ensemble that relies on the big booted stomp and golden tonsils of lead singer Tim Stewart hollerin' over the deep down parps of Atkinson's bass clarinet and tenor sax.

The pair have wowed crowds at WOMAD, Splore Festival and the Waiheke Jazz Festival and some Banks Peninsula locals may have caught their recent Arts on Tour set in Akaroa last May. They've also been known to surprise revellers at Lyttelton's funkiest haunt Civil & Naval. Hopetoun Brown also recorded their first two albums with Ben Edwards above the port town so the Peninsula has almost become a second home for this tiny band with a big sound.

On Friday February 22nd they're bringing their show to Oban, Stewart Island and joining them is the amazing Finn Scholes. Arguably the finest young trumpet player in the country, he was recently hand-picked by Neil Finn for an Austral-Asian tour and he joins Hopetoun Brown on brass duties. Yet this musician brings so much more than an extra horn.

There will be stomping, dancing, singing and parpin' a plenty! Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these sea-borne musicians play!

blues, jazz, soul/funk, world, Hopetoun Brown, Finn Scholes

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