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Midnight Youth, World Comes
Calling Summer Tour, Sideline
Bar, 8pm. R18, tickets $35.
Cabana Xmas Party, pizza and
acoustic jam, The Cabana, 8pm.
Waiohiki Christmas Celebration,
Waiohiki Marae, Napier, noon till
Jakob and Come to Dolly, The
Cabana, doors open 8pm.
HB Farmers' Market, Twilight
Christmas Market, Waikoko
Gardens, HB Showgrounds, 4pm
HandMade HB Artisan Market,
The Old Customhouse, Customs
Quay, Ahuriri, 10am till 3pm.
Black Barn, Open Air Cinema.
Concept clicked so
Slack Tarts are go
Having fun: Brad Gamble says being part of band Jay Jay and the Slack
Tarts means lots of laughs.
A temporary band with a par-
ody name were so successful at
their first gig, that they have
been forced to stay together --
and learn more songs -- to sup-
port Hikoikoi at The Cabana on
New Year s Eve.
Napier musician and rhythm
guitarist, Brad Gamble, says
they formed to perform at Air
New Zealand s charity event
Stars in the Skies and were such
a hit that Cabana owner Roy
Brown asked them to return.
It kind of rustled our feathers
up a bit and we thought we d
better learn some more songs for
a proper set, Gamble laughs.
We re a female-orientated rock-
type covers band and the name
comes from the fact that we
seemed to be learning a few
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
songs, because we like to get
people up and dancing.
Jay Jay and the Slack Tarts
consist of vocalist JJ Kettle,
drummer Steve Cottingham,
bassist Callan Fannin, guitarist
Jeremy Wilson and Gamble on
rhythm guitar. Once they came
together they had a few practice
sessions, where everything just
fell into place .
This is one of the most fun
bands I ve ever played with, we
laugh all the way through prac-
tice, especially when we screw
things up, he says. For me,
playing covers makes things
easy, but the others are more
part-time musicians so they re
not as used to playing as I am
and they feel the pressure more,
I think. For me, it s easier to
hear a song then play it.
It s a little odd for me -- I
didn t think I d end up playing
in a covers band quite so young!
But it s great for the audience
because they know the songs,
although we ve tried to fit in a
few slightly more obscure ones
to jog the memory banks. We
feel we ve chosen carefully for
maximum fun and I m really
looking forward to it.
Jay Jay and the Slack Tarts,
supporting Hikoikoi, Saturday
December 31 at The Cabana,
doors open 8pm.
Ticket winners named
The winners of tickets to the Open Air Cinema at
Black Barn were Bridget Dunn of Puketitiri, Viv
Vercoe of Napier and Neal Smith of Hastings. The
cinema begins its eighth season in Havelock North
on December 27.
Movies this season include outdoor adventure
from the Banff Mountain Film Festival, comedy
with Billy T: Te Movie, X-Men: First Class and
Midnight in Paris.
Entry: adults $18, children (5-12 years) $10.
The programme, with print-your-own- ticket
facility, is at blackbarn.com.
The winners of a double pass to the Summer
Vineyard Tour, featuring the John Butler Trio,
Aloe Blacc, Tiki Taane and Annabel Fay are Mark
O Regan of Hastings and Peter Grattan, Napier.
tea proves popular
Plans are well under way for
2012 s 1931 Hawke s Bay earth-
quake survivors morning tea to be
held on Sunday, February 12.
In recent years this annual
event has become more popular as
survivors of the earthquake have
taken time to commemorate this
shocking experience in their lives.
The afternoon tea will be served
at Napier Boys High School at
2pm after the doors open at
The occasion has some trad-
itions, including musical enter-
tainment, a guest speaker on the
history of the earthquake, and the
cutting of the mayor s cake by the
oldest and youngest survivors,
before the tea is served.
This will be an opportunity for
guests to meet up with people
from their old neighbourhoods.
The Hawke s Bay Civil Defence
Emergency Management Group
with the Napier City Council and
the Hawke s Bay Regional
Council, are the key organisers.
Napier Boys High School, Red
Cross and the Art Deco Trust will
assist with registrations and the
The Hawke s Bay quake,
centred north of Napier, lasted
more than two minutes and lev-
elled churches, schools, offices and
homes around the Bay, killing 256
people. It was followed by a fire in
Napier that destroyed most of the
central downtown area.
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