The Helen Dorothy Project

Friday 29th June 7:30pm

Helen Dorothy – ‘an acoustic folk artist in an honest sense‘ (NZ Musician, 2009) – writes ‘beautifully-crafted, intelligent songs rich in memorable imagery’ (fRoots Magazine UK, Jan 2014), her expressive guitar work accompanying a unique voice.

Helen Dorothy’s second studio album, Watching Ghosts...and Other Songs, was selected as a favourite by fRoots in 2014. Her latest compilation Light Time & Sound (2017) features Paul Symons, Lott, and virtuoso blues harp player Neil Billington. A guest performer at a variety of acoustic music venues around the country over the last decade, she has opened for New Zealand’s mighty Paul Ubana Jones, and featured in last year’s Nelson Arts Festival and Wellington Folk Festival.

Helen Dorothy will be supported by PLot, the gloriously groovy combination of musicians Paul and Lott: two highly musical monkeys combining their powers for the good of mankind.

Together they will be embarking on a musical mission to engage, enthral, amuse, delight, and move the audience, in celebration of Helen Dorothy’s songs.

Guitarist/singer Paul Symons is in demand as a solo performer, accompanist and recording musician (acoustic, Dobro, pedal-steel, electric guitar).

After spiralling the country in a vintage Bedford school-bus playing pubs, ski-fields, and festivals, he settled down to play with legendary Westie party-band The Dusters, and alt-country combo Too Far Gone.

Paul has two well-received self-released albums under his belt, and performs his original music with Lott.

Lott is a multi-instrumentalist who has played venues and jazz/blues festivals worldwide, and all the major NewZeafolk festivals. He plays guitar in his own Slippery Noodle avant-garde jazz trio, and performs as bassist or percussionist with New Millennium Beatniks and Goth & Pixie. Lott contributed double-bass to bluegrass band Wires & Wood’s 2010 Tui Award winning album. He’s also busy raising his son, maintaining his Waikato lifestyle-block, and keeping track of 10 million bees!

Helen Dorothy delivers sparkling and intimate performances with her unique voice and expressive guitar work… don’t miss her – or our highly-regarded tea, coffee and biscuits at half time!

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More info on Helen Dorothy can be found here.


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$15 members
$20 non-members
Children: free


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