Winnie, and Wine in Victoria

Hello boogie friends,

Are you finding it as impossible as I am to stop consuming chocolate this Easter? Honestly I’ve had so much my jeans are bursting!

Here’s a short reminder of next Sunday’s show at the Frankston Arts Centre, Wonderful Winnie Atwell in which I recount her fascinating life’s story and perform her boogie and ragtime piano hits.

After many tours back and forth from the UK through the 1950’s, Winifred Atwell and her husband emigrated to Australia. The show’s accompanying images, many from the Australian National Library, are fascinating from a personal and also a social history point of view and, of course, the music is thrilling. I’ve been practicing hard!

Here’s a short excerpt on Youtube ;  Click here

You can book through the Arts Centre here ;   and tickets are selling now……

And the wine? Ah, that’s available together with wonderful food at the glorious Amulet Winery in Beechworth, Victoria.

We’ll be playing our show 88 Pianos I Have Known there on the following Sunday May 5th @ 3pm.

For the rest of May we go back to my beloved South Island of NZ  (hopefully in less dramatic circumstances than last month) for a few concerts in Christchurch, Greymouth and Hanmer; all details will be on my website.

In boogie and blues,