The Frank Burkitt Band returns to Gisborne

HOME AT THE DOME: The reception The Frank Burkitt Band received when they first played at the Dome two years ago was hard to rival, says the American roots act. Now they’re coming back for more of that Gisborne lovin’. Picture supplied

Back by popular demand from its own members, The Frank Burkitt Band looks forward to a return visit to the Dome Room.

“One of the most beautiful small venues in Aotearoa, the Dome is bursting with vintage charm and is a perfect setting for The Frank Burkitt Band’s smooth delivery, rootsy swing and sharp suits,” enthuses the acoustic swing act.

American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing shape The Frank Burkitt Band sound. Before he moved to Edinburgh as an 18-year-old Burkitt was brought up in the highlands of Scotland. But it was while living in the big smoke the folk musician discovered American artists such as Tim O’Brien and James Taylor. Burkitt’s songs began to move away from the traditional Scottish folk music that had shaped his early music.

Since working with partner Kara Filbey on backing vocals and percussion, James Geluk on double bass and mandolin player Cameron Dusty Burnell, The Frank Burkitt Band sound has morphed from Burkitt’s first love — bluegrass, western swing and country — into jazz, folk and soul.

While on tour, a trip that takes in their soul-home, the Dome, The Frank Burkitt Band will release a new live EP. The act has also been announced as finalists for the NZ Music Award for Best Folk Artist 2019.

  • The Frank Burkitt Band, the Dome Room, January 24 (8pm). Tickets are available from eventfinda.co.nz or direct from the Aviary.

Back by popular demand from its own members, The Frank Burkitt Band looks forward to a return visit to the Dome Room.

“One of the most beautiful small venues in Aotearoa, the Dome is bursting with vintage charm and is a perfect setting for The Frank Burkitt Band’s smooth delivery, rootsy swing and sharp suits,” enthuses the acoustic swing act.

American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing shape The Frank Burkitt Band sound. Before he moved to Edinburgh as an 18-year-old Burkitt was brought up in the highlands of Scotland. But it was while living in the big smoke the folk musician discovered American artists such as Tim O’Brien and James Taylor. Burkitt’s songs began to move away from the traditional Scottish folk music that had shaped his early music.

Since working with partner Kara Filbey on backing vocals and percussion, James Geluk on double bass and mandolin player Cameron Dusty Burnell, The Frank Burkitt Band sound has morphed from Burkitt’s first love — bluegrass, western swing and country — into jazz, folk and soul.

While on tour, a trip that takes in their soul-home, the Dome, The Frank Burkitt Band will release a new live EP. The act has also been announced as finalists for the NZ Music Award for Best Folk Artist 2019.

  • The Frank Burkitt Band, the Dome Room, January 24 (8pm). Tickets are available from eventfinda.co.nz or direct from the Aviary.

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