Aussie musical duo looking forward to Oamaru visit

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An Australian musical duo are looking forward to coming back to Oamaru as part of their seventh New Zealand tour on Saturday.

Bohemian Nights will be performing in the foyer of 45 South, with the concert to be filmed, at 4pm.

Melbourne-based Ernie Gruner (violin, mandolin, vocals) and Phil Carroll (accordion, vocals, ney) specialise in Klezmer, Gypsy, Folk, Jazz and Eastern European Jewish music.

Gruner said the tour had been going well so far and he hoped to be able to catch up with friends, and possibly penguins, during their stay in Oamaru.

“We’ll have a bit of a look around.”

Having smaller concerts, like the one in Oamaru and the house concert they are holding in Wanaka, was nice because they were more intimate, with good acoustics and atmosphere, he said.

The concert being filmed will be fun for the musicians and the audience as well as giving them something the duo can take home with them.

“We’re looking forward to going back to Oamaru, we’ve been there several times.”

Gruner and Carroll have been playing together for 20 years.

Their Oamaru concert will be held in the foyer of 45 South, 17 Itchen St, and the live concert will be filmed, on Saturday, November 1 at 4pm.

Advance discount tickets for $15 are available online from www.dashtickets.co.nz/tour/677. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $20.

By RUBY HARFIELD

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

HEADING HERE: Bohemian Nights band members Ernie Gruner (left) and Phil Carroll are looking forward to their concert in Oamaru on Saturday.