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March 2021

Hall of Fame 2020

Hall of Fame

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What a fantastic time to be had in Invercargill over the past few days. Congratulations to Cheryl Anderson, Belinda Anderson, Vaughn Butenshaw, and Shaun Kirkpatrick for being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Had the best time playing a set with Bandit and catching up with the extended musical family. Thanks, Arun O’Connor for a loan of the guitar, should have taken you up on your offer!! Also, thanks to Bryan Townley for looking after the family at the Ascot. Lastly, happy birthday Mum. See you next year Invercargill. Cheers.

Annual Last Night 2020 - Southland Musicians Club

Theatre Restaurant 2020

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The musos club’s annual theatre restaurant show got underway last night with a full house enjoying a meal from Country Manor before our fabulous cast and crew opened the season of “You Know You’ve Made It When …” Here are some sneak pix from behind the scenes during setup and on opening night. If you’ve got tickets to this almost sold-out season, see you at the club on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you’d like to get along to the last two shows, there are limited tickets available at Little Fire Musicworks
Get in quick!

Pretty Wicked Head The Desperate Men

Pretty Wicked Head

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In the late 1980s, Pretty Wicked Head and the Desperate Men were the standard-bearers for Southland original music, touring nationally and internationally relentlessly and fearlessly for five hard years.

They showed the next generations of Southland original musicians that it was possible to stake a claim from here at the bottom of the world, and they remain to this day the only Invercargill band to be signed to an international record label while still based in Southland.

Here’s a video of Pretty Wicked and the Desperate Men when they were awarded the Graham Williamson X Factor Cars Legacy Award for lifetime achievement at the ILT Southland Entertainment Awards.

Chris Chilton Southland Musicians Club Invercargill Southland

What’s Up

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Viva el Presidente!

At the Southland Musicians Club’s AGM club president Trevor Daley (pictured) was returned to the position, unopposed, just like he has been every year since he was first elected in 1976!

That’s an uninterrupted run of 45 years, and a mighty achievement in anybody’s history book.

How many other administrators in any role have given that much service to a voluntary organisation? Not many, if any, I’m betting.

Trev, as we like to call the boss behind his back, and sometimes to his face, was recognised in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours when he was named a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

So cheers, Trev. You’re a bloody legend!

Gigs coming up at the club:

March 12: Get FOLKed! An evening of traditional, contemporary, and original folk music performed by local artists.  This is an open mic event, so if you’re keen to get up and have a craic (see what I did there?) you can direct message the gals at Get FOLKed! Find them on Facebook. Bar open but bring your own nibbles. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Entry is by koha/gold coin.

March 19: Russian Blue and Filth Wizard kick off their South Island tour back where it all started – Invervegas! Now based in Dunedin, Russian Blue will both delight and terrify with their experimental molten-sludge rock. Filth Wizard’s riff-filled instrumental tunes offer the perfect counterpart to Russian Blue. Joining them at the Rhythm Lounge are post-sludge outfit Slur. Doors open at 8.30 and it’s just 10 bucks on the door.

April 17: Metal Madness – more details next time.

April 22: Groove-heavy rockers Pull Down The Sun bring their Of Valleys and Mountains album release tour to the Rhythm Lounge, with ample assistance from Filth Wizard, Elidi, and Fall of Them. You can hunt down your tickets at

Remember, whanau, to follow the Southland Musicians Club on Facebook to stay up to date.

The Rhythm Lounge venue at the Southland Musicians Club is also available for private hire when it’s not being used to entertain the masses. Contact Mr. President, Trevor Daley, on 027 733 6959 for details.

Talk soon.