John Wright & The Sou' Westers
New Zealand cricketing great John Wright and The Sou’Westers will play at the Rangiora Town Hall on Friday 1 November 2019 to support the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, as part of their nationwide tour.
A highlight of the evening will be a VIP event where fans can share a glass of wine and nibbles with John Wright and the band before the show.
The John Wright & Sou’Westers tour combines songs and yarns from Wright’s many tours of duty as a high profile international sportsman, traveller and solitary songwriter. Wright was the first New Zealand test batsman to score 5000 test runs in first-class cricket and went on to coach both the New Zealand and Indian cricket teams, featuring recently on the Netflix series ‘Cricket Fever’.
The Sou’Westers features Nelson-based international singer-songwriter Aly Cook, with Liam Ryan (keyboard, The Narcs) and Dean Hetherington (guitar, The Coalrangers). The group formed as a songwriting collective in 2010 and has since featured at New Zealand and Australian festivals.
The event marks the launch of Friends of Wellbeing, a way for businesses and families to show regular support for the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, through regular giving and volunteering to support local whānau.