Andy Bassett has been part of the Taranaki
music scene for going on 30 years, in bands ranging from jazz-fusion with
Whispering Din in the early 90s, to folk with Uncle John’s Band (1990-2008).
In 2014, he joined local blues act Blue Monkey Racket, on bass.
Since 2009, he has also been hosting a weekly radio show on The Most FM.
Throughout all this time, Andy has been writing and recording his own songs as a solo artist, in his home studio, Little Pink. On his new album, The Day That Peace Broke Out, Andy breaks away from his usual DIY approach, collaborating with 24 other musicians and singers, and even presenting his first ever string arrangement.
To launch the new CD, he has gathered as many of these collaborators as possible, including singer and pianist Juliet McLean, members of Uncle John’s Band, Gumboot Tango, Dave Ritchie Smith & The Affordables, and the Taranaki Symphony Orchestra, for what promises to be a very special evening.
Dave Ritchie Smith will be opening the show with a short set of his own songs.
All proceeds from ticket sales, and CDs sold on the night, will be donated to Hospice Taranaki.