SATURDAY 23RD JUNE
Warkworth Town Hall
OL' KING COLE
Callum Allardice - Guitar
Louis Thompson-Munn - Piano & Vocals
Robert 'Bert Hendo' Henderson - Double Bass
This Wellington-based drumless jazz trio performs music inspired by the great Nat ‘King’ Cole and other artists of his era, specifically with a focus on Nat’s early trio which ran from 1943 – 1950. The trio has an extensive repertoire of works that can cover up to 80 minutes of performance time. All tunes are arrangements as performed by the Nat King Cole trio and will most likely be chosen from the following selection: Click here to listen to the band playing some of their songs.
I'm a Shy Guy
You're the Cream in my Coffee
Frim Fram Sauce
Don't let your eyes go shopping for your heart
Meet me at no special place
If you can't Smile
Too Marvellous for Words
I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
Sweet Lorraine Naughty Angeline
The Best Man
Straiten Up & Fly Right
Louis is a pianist and vocalist and can be seen performing around in Wellington's vibrant music scene. He attended the New Zealand School of Music majoring in Jazz Performance on piano.
During the past few years he has been involved with a number of ensembles performing with many of the country’s top musicians. Performing at the Wellington Jazz Club, Wellington Jazz Festival, opened 2015’s Jazz in Martinborough festival, Hawkes Bay Jazz Club, Wanganui Jazz Club & Auckland Jazz & Blues Club. Louis has also performed with NZ Jazz legend Rodger Fox, vocalist Erna Ferry, the Royal NZ Air Force Band & the Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers to name a few.
Born and raised in small-town Motueka, Callum's successful music career began early. His achievements include winning the “Most Outstanding Jazz Guitarist” and “Most Outstanding Musician” awards at the Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival.
Having found an undying passion for jazz music and performance, Callum moved to Wellington and completed studies in Jazz at the NZSM. Since returning from a year in Berlin in 2014, Callum has been busy writing, performing and touring New Zealand and Australia with various jazz groups. That year he released Nerve on Rattle Records with Wellington eight-piece The Jac, which was nominated for the New Zealand Music Awards Best Jazz Album of the year. Their latest album, The Green Hour, has received praise from reviewers at RNZ, NZ Musician and The Dominion Post. The opening track, Sons of Thunder, written by Callum, won Best Jazz Composition 2016 at the national music awards.
Robert "Bert Hendo" Henderson is a complex fellow. The man is almost a myth already and he's not even hit the end of his 3rd decade on this planet. Rob is one of the driving forces behind the Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers. Described as one of the most "charismatic, cataclysmic and wacky" bands around, Bert is no different himself and prides himself on bringing a performance like no other every time you see him. On a serious note, Rob is a skillful bass player and can be seen around Wellington performing in many groups and has performed all around New Zealand at many festivals & Jazz Clubs too. He is a graduate of the NZSM's Jazz Performance program.