Author Archives: Pete Parnham

Hiding from Halloween with the Remarkables Tuesday 31 October 2017

You don’t have to stay at home and give out sweets from your front doorstep on Halloween this Tuesday. There are far more entertaining things to like heading down to Corellis for a rejuvenating wine, a tasty meal, and a dose of good old Remarkables-style entertainment.

Relax and let Neil Findlay, Bryan Christianson, Pete Parnham and Garry Trotman rock up their supposedly acoustic instruments and their venerable vocal chords on Americana, Texas swing, blues, folk, country and whatever gets in the way.

The Remarkables 
Corellis Cafe, 46 Victoria Rd Devonport, Auckland
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Music from 7:15
No cover charge
Book a table 09 445 4151


Positive Women free picnic Western Park, Ponsonby, 1st December 2012,

A cool event to be part of on a nice summer days in Auckland. Great Steel band as well!

Bonus to have Robbie Laven playing along and finally hauling out his mandolin

Positive Women Inc. is a support organisation for women and families in New Zealand living with HIV. We are also involved in HIV awareness and in reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV. You can find out more about us from our website



Back Porch Bluegrass Sunday 26 Feb 2012

Hello Bluegrassers
Write into your diaries, Sunday, February 26th , that’s when we have Back Porch Bluegrass.
This will be held at our regular venue, Silverdale Normal School Common Room, Silverdale Rd, Hamilton.
Bring your banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle etc, play some songs for the ‘whiteboard’ concert, enjoy performances by local and visiting musicians. The Back Porch Bluegrass Band will be on hand to help out anyone who wants to add some bluegrass accompaniment to their songs (if it’s something really complicated, you might need a chord chart!).
Our special guests this month will be The Remakables, a remarkable trio from Auckland featuring Bryan Christianson, Peter Parnham and Neil Findlay. They’ve visited with us previously and play some fine music. You can find a little more about them here (see attachments, hopefully).
For only $5 admission, you get an afternoon of memorable music, accompanied by a cup of tea, coffee and maybe a biscuit. Bring your friends, and let’s have a great time playing and listening to music.
We’ll start at 3.30pm with the Whiteboard concert, then finish up with a bit of a jam session ending at about 6.00pm.
Any queries, please feel free to ring me on (07) 856 3963
Paul Trenwith

East Coast Bays Folk Club Friday 3rd August 2012 with special guest Robbie Laven



It’s always a pleasure to play for the East Coast Bay folks,  usually packed,  friendly people and the acoustics are good.

Venue : Torbay Senior Citizens Social Centre

(behind main Torbay shops at 37 Watea Road).

When: 8pm, first Friday of each month (except January).

Admission: $7 general admission ($5 college students) & $5 performers.

Note: Sorry no alcohol permitted in this hired venue.

Format: Casual performers 1st half with featured guest in the 2nd half.

Contact: Bob Uhe, Tel: 09-4263588, or Email:

Judith Moore, Tel: 09-4275728, or Email:

Web :

KatiKati Folk Club Friday July 13, 2012

Those Bay of Plenty folk know how to have a good time, and we will be just one a a string of great Acts they have got lined up for 2012


Katikati folk club


Katikati Folk Club holds monthly concerts at the Katikati Bowling Club premises in Park Road, Katikati .

Now in its 17th year, Katikati Folk Club is a vital, exciting club with an ever-growing membership as more people discover the best-kept secret in the Bay of Plenty.

They have almost 300 subscribers, have regular audiences of 70 to 100 but are always keen to welcome new members.


Doors open at 7:00pm and the evening gets underway at 7:30pm, finishing around 10 to 10:30pm.


The bar is open throughout the evening with wine, beer and soft drinks available at very competitive prices. There is an intermission at around 8:30pm for tea, coffee and biscuits (at no extra charge). Sometimes there are even mallowpuffs!


Admission prices are as advertised: usually $20 for visitors and $15 for members.


Wellyfest 2011