The Hampden Presbyterian Church is hosting a music concert on Sunday, May 7.
Amiria Grenell, daughter of veteran country singer John Grenell, is teaming up with Monty Bevins for the afternoon event. From previous tours, the two have developed a repertoire described as “a warm collaborative show”.
Organisers said the Hampden congregation would be able to enjoy “a lovely, inclusive, story-filled affair at a beautiful venue where music can be fully appreciated, so come along and feed your soul!”.
Grenell has performed throughout New Zealand in the past decade, featuring at arts festivals and assorted venues. She has been a regular member of Fly My Pretties and has also released three solo albums. The latest ,Autumn, follows the Tui Award winner Three Feathers. Her style melds mellow folk with country, pop, and reggae.
Bevins, dubbed “a genuine Kiwi troubadour”, has been taking his folk-roots-soul sound on the road since April 2014.
He has supported nationwide tours by Australians James Kenyon and Christopher Coleman, and performed at the Festival of Lights, Tora Tora Tora, and Sanctuary Sound.
He has recently been based in the far north, working on material for a forthcoming release.
The doors to the Hampden church, on State Highway 1 in the town centre, open at 2.30pm for the concert. Tickets are $14. They can be bought ahead of time from UTR.co.nz, where booking fees apply.