Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men

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Very exciting announcement! Alt country giant, Bernie Griffen, is coming down all the way from Auckland to do a very special one-off show for us here in Rotorua. Bernie has been playing in Auckland music circles for the past 20 years and also the voice behind 95Bfm’s Border Radio.

A singer-songwriter with a powerful voice full of soul, humour and sadness, Griffen is a story-teller to the core, penning songs about characters real and imagined existing in a world of criminals and saints; dusty feet and wounded hearts. He draws influence from blues, from the country-rock of Gram Parsons and The Grateful Dead, the sharp-tongued lyrical wit of Bob Dylan, the mournful wails of Neil Young and outlaw country singers like Johnny Cash.
2014 sees Griffen step out into new territory with the record Salvation, recorded at Auckland’s The Lab studio with a star-studded back-up band The Thin Men, comprised of the formidable Chris O’Connore [The Phoenix Foundation, Trinity Roots, SJD and more], Mike Hall and Mathias Jordan [Pluto], and Jolyon Mulholland [Gasoline Cowboy, Mulholland] with Steve Roach [Bernie Griffen and the Grifters] and long-time partner/collaborator Kirsten Warner.

Food will be served for this event especially by The Chirpy Cafe team. Delicious home style dishes, incl dairy & gluten free options and yummy vegetarian options. BYO alcohol/beverages
Limited pre sales $20 – on the door $25
Concert starts at 7.30pm with opening act John Hamilton and friends, followed by Bernie Griffen at 8.15pm. Finishing time 10pm.


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