In the almost decade long tradition of near Christmas shows and fundraisers, “National Treasures” (RNZ) The Eastern will perform on Dec. 22nd at their favourite local venue Blue Smoke. They will be joined by NZ country Icon, Warratah and gentleman of the road Barry Saunders.
The Eastern are known nationwide and internationally as a hard driving, hard working, hard hoping, huge hearted, country/folk/string/rock n roll powerhouse. They were described by ‘No Depression’ as “one of the best modern roots acts from any country”.
Barry Saunders both solo and with The Warratahs has carved in stone his name in New Zealand music history. Responsible for such classics as ‘Hands of My Heart” and “Maureen”, Barry just celebrated his 30th year on the road with The Warratahs performing sold out shows nationwide on the neverending ‘Drivin’ Wheel Tour’.
Both acts will offer their performance in a bucket rattling endeavor to raise money for the chronically underfunded Lyttelton Seafarers Centre. Visit www.bluesmoke.co.nz for more information