Summer Concert Series - Concert in the Park

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Summer Concert Series - Concert in the Park, Palmerston North, 4 March 2012

The second concert in the Palmerston north Summer Concert Series is showcasing 3 great artists/bands - headliner act - Anika Moa, The Thomas Oliver Band and local bands Dirt Box Charlie and The Blue Grizzly Band.

Anika Moa - After 12 years in the music business, numerous APRA silver scroll nominations, a couple of Tui awards, a debut double platinum with "Thinking Room", platinum status with her third album "In Swings The Tide", Moa could be termed a minor veteran! Anika Moa's life is evolving to incorporate new ambitions & responsibilities - but as always she lays bare her soul & casts a tender and cheeky grin across every song and crowd.

The Thomas Oliver Band have created a loyal following over the last few years, repeatedly selling out at the San Francisco bathhouse in Wellington and playing to capacity audiences around the country. It is the fresh instrumentation of the 5-piece including lap-slide guitar, double bass and baritone saxophone, which creates The Thomas Oliver Band's distinctive sound.

Dirt Box Charlie are a local blues/funk trio who have recently recorded and independently release their debut EP entitled "Extended Play". With a busy start to the summer playing at various festivals and gigs around the country, their regular home stomping ground The Celtic and in the stages of recording a new album, Dirt Box Charlie are gaining huge momentum and establishing themselves as a powerhouse trio to watch out for around Palmerston North.

The heaviest blues band you'll ever hear; The Blue Grizzly Band goes from stage to stage blowing ear drums with a whirlwind of heavy blues rock and sexy slow-jams.A bunch of UCOL music graduate students got together to play a mix of originals and covers, from old school blues to a more modern funky blues sound and some good ol' dirty blues rock for good measure. For anyone who likes blues, or ridiculous amounts of guitar solos, this is the band for you. Check 'em out and get down with the Grizzly!

Come along, bring a picnic, relax and enjoy this great line up of bands at the Fitzherbert Park cricket ground. Food and refreshments also available.