Amiria Grenell grew up on a horsebreeding farm in Whitecliffs, Canterbury. With three older brothers all playing music, Amiria decided she could too, so at age 10 began playing the guitar and making up her own chords. Her first performances were at Folk Festivals
Amiria then performed locally around Christchurch at Mainstreet, The Dux, the Arts Centre Market, and local festivals. She also enjoyed gigs at The Gathering , Kaikoura Roots Festival , Parihaka Peace Festival, Destinations, Canaan Downs, Area 9 Festival, Lyttelton Summer Festival, the Christchurch Art Gallery , The Catlins River Festival and Christchurch Libraries for NZ Music Month. A highlight was headlining a Lazy Sunday event in the Botanic Gardens, with her band, as part of the Christchurch Summertimes.
Amiria's album "Three Feathers"won the Tui for Best Folk Album 2012, in the New Zealand Music awards.
This is one of the most "laid back" music festivals in new Zealand
In addition to the amazing "head line acts" there is ample opportunity for everyone to perform, be it at the BlackBoard concerts or late at night around the camp fire.
We have a gorgeous camping area on Waihi Bush Organic Farm, with 15 ha of virgin native bush, and a river with swimming holes. We have running tap water & composting toilets (smell free), and there are BBQs available.
This year there will be a new gourmet food stall with organic Espresso Coffee - not like last year.
There is lots of parking for cars and buses, with gravelled access.
Pets must be controlled at all times.
||Final Concert (Tango workshop)
The usual stunning line up of guests from New Zealand and around the world – details to be advised
There is a Bonfire session every night
(fire registrictions permitting)
Blackboard concerts & workshops every day
(dancing, singing, creativity, etc)
Registration on arrival
Adults $80 (includes camping) $40 per day
$20 for a single event Children (under 16) free
Prepay by direct credit to Waihi Bush Folk Club A/c # 38-9004-0776894-00 and receive a $5 discount if paid by 20th January.
For further enquiries or to be added to the mail-out
or phone David 03 6922889 fax 03 6930035
~May our impress on the earth be kindly and creative~
To look at the 6"4 frame of Melbourne based New Zealand Singer/Songwriter Tim Walker you might size him up as a boxer or a rugby player, and you would be absolutely right. But contrary to his physical immensity, Walker’s real talent lies in the art of the sensitive love song. His voice is soft, fine, emotive. His songs are lush love stories that would make even the most jaded person melt. The proof of the pudding lies in Walker’s debut album “You/Me”
Walker won the Musicoz International Artist of the Year award with his singles “Lullabies” and “Maybe Bay” from this album. He also made the finals for the best video and best acoustic singer/songwriter. No mean feat for an unsigned and relatively unknown artist from New Zealand. He would go on to play a string of shows in London the highlight being playing a set apart of the Olympic Celebrations at Kiwi House.
Walker wears his heart on his sleeve unabashedly and we are grateful for it.