8.30pm - 10pm
TSB Bowl of Brooklands Stage
Sponsored by Fisher Print.
This year’s Taite Prize finalists are set to play New Plymouth for the first time as Hopetoun Brown. Taranaki locals may recognise this wind-driven pair as the horn section from Supergroove, who’ve played many shows in the region over the years. Now Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson bring their unique blend of blues, stomp and soul to the TSB Festival of Lights.
Hopetoun Brown started life as a fun way to rehearse Supergroove horn section parts, but once Nick fixed up an old bass clarinet and Tim started stomping and singing a brand new band was born. Since then the duo have played on stage with the Violent Femmes and Marlon Williams.
They’ve recorded songs with Tami Neilson and they’ve toured up and down the nation rattling rooms with their boot full of horns and tambourines.
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