Hobnail are back to the 4th Wall Stage
Hobnail are on the road again, performing all over NZ to bring you their stunning new 7th album “Blue Sky Songs”, along with some of their past classic favourites. This is a live show not to be missed!Sensational fresh material from Hobnail as the band embark on a national tour in support of their new album “Blue Sky Songs”
For the uninitiated, it will be a rare treat as one of the country’s best live acts tours the finest album of its illustrious career.
Rob Joass (Vocals, Guitar, Mandola) has been called the hardest working musician in NZ. He’s a little embarrassed by this as he knows people who work harder, but appreciates the compliment. Rob, originally from Sydney, moved to New Zealand over 25 years ago. He writes compulsively, tours incessantly, teaches guitar, produces albums, and can be found behind a mixing desk, playing live and in the studio when time allows. His songs have been covered by artists both in NZ and abroad. Rob, a keen cook, provides the food for the band's Monday “curry and rehearsal” nights. In the summer time these rehearsals often take place at Rob’s Titahi Bay boatshed.
Jo Moir (Vocals, Violin) incorporates Celtic, Country and Classical influences into a violinplaying style which can range from the breathtakingly beautiful to ‘barnstorming’, as one reviewer recently put it. As a vocalist, Jo can melt the coldest of hearts, "Jo Moir has one of those rare voices….. a breath of fresh air". When she is not playing her violin she is playing with her old Morris Minor, or spending time building and planting at her recently acquired Foxton lifestyle block.
Caroline Easther (Drums, Vocals) is a New Zealand music legend, having spent time drumming for iconic Dunedin bands The Chills and The Verlaines. In 1997 she teamed up with The Warratahs main man Barry Saunders, with whom she continues to record and tour, most notably with Bob Dylan and Joe Cocker. Caroline is currently working on her debut solo album with ex-Muttonbird Dave Long. Caroline teaches guitar, singing, and drums, and in her spare time is building a houseboat with her husband, Chris.
Hamish Graham (Bass Guitar, Vocals) is classically trained and can play anything and everything. Over the years he has played drums, guitar, mandolin and bass guitar for Hobnail. He is also an accomplished singer and songwriter and fronts his own band “Milkthistle”. Hamish brings an inimitable style to everything he does. Hamish is the proud owner of a couple of acres at Otaki, where he lives in a tiny house with his wife, 3 children, 2 sheep, a dog, a horse, and several chickens.