Wellyfest Guest 26 – 29 October 2019

It’s going to be a privilege to play at the venerable Wellington Folk Festival over Labour Weekend. Our acoustic music is borrowed from Americana, swing, bluegrass and God knows where, so it will fit right into the amazing vibe of Wellyfest.

You won’t be sitting still at one of our concerts no matter how late you stayed up jamming.

During the weekend Pete will also run a slide guitar workshop where what you learn may surprise you.


Find out more about the Wellington Folk Festival

One2One Cafe Saturday 4 May 2019 7pm

Sue, Holly, Pete at Barebones Folk Club

If Auckland had a Grand Old Opry, Cafe One2One on Ponsonby Road would surely be it. This is where the real musos play, it’s where legends are created – at least in this little fishpond we call Auckland.

Chris Priestley, in his quiet way, has created a community around this venue and now you can experience the Skiffy Rivets as the friends in one of the wonderfully entertaining Mark Laurent and Friends Saturday nights.

The Skiffy Rivets find all sorts of songs and blend them into a performance you’ll remember where you sang along, applauded loudly, and maybe even reached for a tissue.

Skiffy Rivets founder Pete Parnham often can be seen at One2One playing upright bass, but with band the One2One crowd are going to see a different side of his musical personality – that of a singer, harmoniser, guitarist, and slide guitarist. Sharing the microphones is the compelling US born and raised vocalist Holly Carrington, and the talented vocalist and top harmoniser Sue Tearne.

The evening kicks off with a set from the engaging Mark Laurent and Brenda Lydiard. Entry is free, but you should show your appreciation in the koha jar and buy a drink to support the cafe.

Mark Laurent and Friends
Saturday 4 May 2019 7pm
Cafe One2One
121 Ponsonby Road
Auckland