New Zealand cricketing great John Wright and The Sou’Westers will play at the Rangiora Town Hall on Friday 1 November 2019 to support the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, as part of their nationwide tour.
Trust Manager Deirdre Ryan says that the show will bring top class entertainment to the district to launch the Trust’s Friends of Wellbeing membership initiative.
“We are so excited and grateful that John Wright & The Sou’Westers are keen to support the important work we do with families and young people, right here in North Canterbury,” Ryan says.
A highlight of the evening will be the VIP event where fans can share a glass of wine and nibbles with John Wright and the band before the show.
The John Wright & Sou’Westers tour combines songs and yarns from Wright’s many tours of duty as a high profile international sportsman, traveller and solitary songwriter.
Wright was the first New Zealand test batsman to score 5000 test runs in first-class cricket and went on to coach both the New Zealand and Indian cricket teams, featuring recently on the Netflix series ‘Cricket Fever’.
The Sou’Westers features Nelson-based international singer-songwriter Aly Cook, with Liam Ryan (keyboard, The Narcs) and Dean Hetherington (guitar, The Coalrangers). The group formed as a songwriting collective in 2010 and has since featured at New Zealand and Australian festivals.
The event marks the launch of Friends of Wellbeing, a way for businesses and families to show regular support for the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, through regular giving and volunteering to support local whanau.
Expect an evening of fine musicianship, rich harmonies and tales from the road.