Sounds on the Sand

Sounds on the Sand

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sounds on the Sand is back again! 

The South Taranaki District Council’s events team is bringing music to Opunake Beach on Sunday 12 February from 1pm.

“It’s going to be a great afternoon,” says event organiser Jody Bloor. “Hopefully we get great weather like we did last year - so come along, bring the kids and a picnic. Sit back and relax enjoying the sounds from the band ‘Hard Candy’ and the waves crashing on the beach.”

Hard Candy vocalist and guitarist Karen Clarke says the band’s music is an upbeat blend of country rock and blues with elements of boogie and swing.

“It’s a big sound with a whole lot of punch that’ll take you up country, down river and back home again,” she says. 

The five members of Hard Candy are coming from all over the lower North Island to perform in Opunake.

Renowned finger picking blues exponent Bob Cooper-Grundy from Wairarapa fires up the front line, and locals may well recognise Taranaki-based drummer Wayne Morris from Gumboot Tango.

“We look forward to a great picnic atmosphere at the beach,” says Kapiti-based Karen.

After spending the afternoon listening to music, why not head to Opunake’s Everybodys Theatre to see the newly released movie ‘Footloose’ (M rating) at 7pm – tickets are only $8 each, which makes for a great family day out.