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Shindig!

Shindig!



Tour Information
The Ockham Collective presents - Alt-Country-Bluegrass outfit - Shindig!

We invite you to an evening of Old-time country music from the American country/folk pantheon, feat. David Ward (Ruckus) banjo and vocals; Dave Kahn (Marlon Williams) fiddle and vocals.

With the driving clawhammer banjo and vocals of David Ward, (Wheel Of Experience) vital fiddle and mandolin of Dave Khan, (Marlon Williams, Reb Fountain) and solid foundation of Bassist Eamon Edmundson Wells, (Ruckus) Shindig Trio present stonking takes of old-time folk, blues and country tunes from the American pantheon. Inspired by the unvarnished song of early American folk and blues heroes such as Dock Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb and Leadbelly.

The careers of the David Ward and Dave Kahn are nothing but impressive - this will be an evening in the company of wonderful musicians:

DAVID WARD is a diversely creative guitarist and banjo player who composes for theatre and original projects. He has performed in numerous musical settings, touring extensively in NZ, Singapore, Australia, India, Germany and the U.S.A. He is perhaps best known for his long time collaboration with INDIAN INK THEATRE COMPANY for which he has twice won the CHAPMAN TRIPP THEATRE AWARD for “Most Outstanding Composer. David writes and performs in his original Jazz ensembles such as ONOMATOPOEIA and RUCKUS, Old-Time, Folk and Blues projects such as WHEEL OF EXPERIENCE and SHINDIG, as well as numerous roles performing as collaborator and sideman with many of New Zealand's most talented artists. In 2018 and 2019 David performed as a guest Banjoist with the AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA.

DAVE KHAN is a multi instrumentalist (Violin, Viola, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Synths) who over the past 20 years has garnered a firm reputation as a supremely creative collaborator, sideman and arranger for some of NZ’s most respected Artists. A few of these include MARLON WILLIAMS, REB FOUNTAIN, DON MCGLASHAN, DAVE DOBBYN, TIM FINN, GIN WIGMORE and THE TOPP TWINS.

EAMON EDMUNDSON-WELLS is a Double Bass Player who playing with some of New Zealand’s most successful musicians, and international touring artists. Most known for his work within the Jazz end of the musical spectrum, Eamon explores many different genres and approaches to music, some drenched in improvisation and freedom, others in stylistic integrity and faithful reproduction. Regardless of the approach He is a player that focuses on what’s fundamental to music; sound, texture, rhythm, harmony, connectivity between humans, and finding peace in the process of creating. Some Bands and Artists he has recently worked with are LEDA’S DREAM, TRIOGLODYTES, JON PAL INDERBERG, HAYDEN CHISHOLM, JEFF HENDERSON AND TOM CUNLIFFE.