Huntly & Western: The music of the Topp Twins
Celebrating NZ Music and our home-grown music.
- Date: Thursday, 17 May, 2018
12:10pm to 1:00pm
Free. No booking required.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
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Topp Twins as musicians
The phenomenal success of the Topp Twins' television characters has almost overshadowed their importance as musicians. In this illustrated talk Chris Bourke, will examine the Topps' musical path, their influences and their songwriting.
The Topps have created their own musical voice starting with the songs they learnt on the family farm in the Waikato, and the school bus. Their musical voice is deeply connected with country but unthinkable without their New Zealand upbringing and their political activism.
About the speaker
Chris Bourke, is the content director of www.AudioCulture.co.nz and the author of Blue Smoke.