Frank Burkitt Band

FRI Stage 2 6:45 – 7:45pm
SAT Stage 5 3:15 – 5:15pm Saturday Night Country House Concert
SAT Stage 4 5:15 – 6:15pm
SUN Stage 2 1:30 – 2:30pm CD launch
SUN Reardon Theatre 9:15 – 10:15pm

A four-piece string band who play American Roots inspired original songs. Jazz, Folk, Swing, Blues, Soul and Country. Their inspirations would be the likes of The Wood Brothers, Pokey Lafarge, Nina Simone and The Punch Brothers. Frank Burkitt is a seasoned songwriter whose specialty is connecting with his audience by embarking on rambling, but hopefully amusing, anecdotes for each of his songs. Add to this a backing band of double bass, mandolin/banjo and incredible harmonies. Formed in early 2014 when Frank and partner/backing vocalist Kara relocated to Wellington from Scotland. In just three years they have embarked on two major national tours of New Zealand, released their debut album ‘Fools & Kings’, and performed at a host of major NZ festivals. They will be releasing their sophomore album at this year’s festival.