So we are at NZ Music month again, and at GANZ we have as our Guest, Grant Wills and friends. An evening long anticipated. Grant has been on the road for the last few months, earning his living as a Kiwi musician and has very graciously agreed to give us a piece of his precious time.
Grant has always been a willing and supportive friend of GANZ and we are really appreciative of his enthusiasm for all things musical and particularly, Guitar.
Come and be entertained, enjoy some excellent guitar slinging from a player who is always the performer and goes the extra mile for his music.
See much more of Grant on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/grant.wills.14
As always, we open the night with open mic and this month on the list is a group of players keen to share some Pasifika guitar and harmonies, Fangufangu Minoa ‘O Tonga ( Minor Sound Nose-Flute Of Tonga ) is a newly-formed Tongan music group, aiming to critically revive and refine antique Tongan musical instruments and musical styles (Tongan & European acoustic instruments) — merging them with their European counterparts, with a special focus on the near extinct Tongan minor tone, the distinguishing mark of ancient Tongan music.
Fonua-Moe-Tala ‘O Tonga means culture and language of Tonga, with culture as the device for the composition of refined knowledge and skills and language as a vehicle for their communication in time and space.
Definitely worth getting in for as they blend traditional Tongan music with an appreciation of modern blues and rock and are reviving traditional instruments in a modern context.
………….and also as always, Open mic is open !!!