Steve and Ainsley Apirana

It was a long time ago, on another stage when Steve Apirana was doing Jimi Hendrix and the blues proud in his band, Butler, fresh from the success of their 1972 appearance at New Zealand’s first ever three day rock festival at Ngaruawahia.

From there it was a band called Judah where Steve met Ainsley. They married and since those days have co- piloted a professional music career from their Australian base.

Steve and Ainsley have performed their warm and raw brand of gospel, blues and folk right across Australia, up and down New Zealand and in Europe and North America. Both singers and songwriters in their own right, Steve and Ainsley have released six albums between them.

Here is an easy-flowing, uncluttered and unpretentious evening of vocal harmonies, blues guitar and a few good words. Bluegrass guitarist Jim Doak and local poet Mark Raffills will probably join them for a song or two. It’ll be an excellent Sunday evening.

Steve & Ainsley Apirana
Sunday 19 March
The Mussel Inn
7.30pm. $10

Steve & Ainsley Apirana
Saturday 18 March
Richmond Town Hall
7.00pm. Koha


Steve and Ainsley Apirana