Jules Riding – Gospel concert
Personal music for personal times
Jules Riding is a much-travelled singer/songwriter who has been traversing the length and breadth of New Zealand from the late seventies right up to the present day. He lives in Waikanae and spends three or four months of each year performing across Europe, where he is based in Estonia.
Riding sings and writes in the gospel-folk tradition that has seen three of his 10 albums earn gold status. He has twice won ‘Gospel Album of the Year’ at the NZ Music Awards. He will be bringing his engaging performance to the Anglican Church on Commercial Street in Takaka, Sunday evening 3 September at 7.00pm.
His recent album, ‘Cataclysm’, is a close examination of the way we handle personal struggles and changes as we live our lives in modern times within a society governed by a range of different views and expectations. His new album, Scars, is due pre-Christmas this year.
Jules lists his musical influences as the folk greats from the 60’s including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Keith Green, John Michael Talbot and Michael W Smith.
Kahurangi Christian Church and the Anglican Church will host Jules on his visit to Golden Bay. The concert kicks off at 7.00pm, koha entry and a desert supper to follow.
Sunday 3 September, 7.00pm