Bring back the bass for Moses

PB Blues Club will be singing the Stolen Bass Blues in fundraiser for burgled muso.

PB Blues Club will be singing the Stolen Bass Blues in fundraiser for burgled muso.

STOLEN BASS BLUES: The Poverty Bay Blues Club has planned a fundraiser to help Gisborne musician Moses Hiakita replace his cherished blue Music Man sub-bass guitar that was burgled from his Lowe Street apartment. Picture supplied

WHEN thieves broke into wheelchair-bound musician Moses Hiakita’s apartment and stole his distinctive, ice-blue, sub-bass guitar, Hiakita felt the loss keenly.

Detective Brent Griffiths, of the Tactical Crime Unit, says police are following “active lines of inquiry”. In the meantime Hikiata has no bass, so the Poverty Bay Blues Club will stage a fundraising concert to help Moses get a replacement.

“When I put the idea to our musos everyone jumped at it. Moses is a regular in the community,” says organiser Darryn Clyne.

“Everyone knows him, he has jammed with everyone and everyone respects him.”

Everyone except, of course, whoever stole his beloved Music Man sub-bass guitar.

The Bluesday Tuesday fundraiser will be held at the Poverty Bay Club’s Dome Room on April 4. The music starts at 8pm, doors will be open around 7pm. Entry is $5 but other donations will be gratefully received, says Clyne. All door takings will go towards helping Moses get a new bass.

Smash Palace is also taking donations to help the cause and Music Room owner Drew Kirk has offered to provide a replacement bass at wholesale cost price.






WHEN thieves broke into wheelchair-bound musician Moses Hiakita’s apartment and stole his distinctive, ice-blue, sub-bass guitar, Hiakita felt the loss keenly.

Detective Brent Griffiths, of the Tactical Crime Unit, says police are following “active lines of inquiry”. In the meantime Hikiata has no bass, so the Poverty Bay Blues Club will stage a fundraising concert to help Moses get a replacement.

“When I put the idea to our musos everyone jumped at it. Moses is a regular in the community,” says organiser Darryn Clyne.

“Everyone knows him, he has jammed with everyone and everyone respects him.”

Everyone except, of course, whoever stole his beloved Music Man sub-bass guitar.

The Bluesday Tuesday fundraiser will be held at the Poverty Bay Club’s Dome Room on April 4. The music starts at 8pm, doors will be open around 7pm. Entry is $5 but other donations will be gratefully received, says Clyne. All door takings will go towards helping Moses get a new bass.

Smash Palace is also taking donations to help the cause and Music Room owner Drew Kirk has offered to provide a replacement bass at wholesale cost price.






Bluesday Tuesday fundraiser for Moses Hiakita, Poverty Bay Club Dome Room, Tuesday, April 4. Doors open 7pm.

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