Local musicians put in the spotlight
Second Songs of Waikato Concert staged in Waihi
Tunes of Waikato’s second Songs of Waikato Concert for the year will take place at Waihi Memorial Hall on Saturday, June 25. Tunes of Waikato is a project run by charitable trust Waikato Rocks Trust that aims to organise concerts in all the districts of Waikato and showcase the rich musical talents we have. There are more than 100 songwriters in Waikato, but very few are known. Tunes of Waikato annually selects four youth (13-19 years) music groups/ solo/duo, from Waikato through auditions. The selection is made using a point system by four established people from the Waikato music community. Two songs of the four winners get recorded in a reputed studio and are placed on several online services such as Spotify and Music. They also promote the original music through an exclusive streaming website and app by the same name, Tunes of Waikato, where anyone in Waikato can upload their songs to the Waikato Music Library. For the Waihi showcase they have handpicked some of the best music groups/solo/duos from Waihi, Hauraki and some spread around Waikato. From hip-hop to indie, eight music acts are lined up to entertain you with amazing new music. Waihi’s favourite musicians Bree Rose and Paris Nelson, Classick J, Tony Lee, along with the four winners of the Tunes of Waikato competition, Andy and Clara, Natassja Kelly, Uncommon State and Sonorous, are ready to give their audience a fantastic musical night. There will be a bar on site with drinks and nibbles available for purchase. Upcoming Songs of Waikato Concert dates are Cambridge on July 16 along with Te Ku¯ iti, Raglan, Hamilton and others to be confirmed. Tickets for the Waihi show can be purchased at eventfinda.co.nz/2022/songsof-waikato-concert/waihi/ tickets. The event runs from 7pm-10pm. For more information check out Tunes of Waikato on Facebook or head to tunesofwaikato.waikatorocks. co.nz.