News .

July 2018

Alan is working on a new group of songs. He tries them out at Newtown Acoustic Sound held at the Office Bar Newtown, Wellington 5.30 - 8.00 on the second and last Sundays of every month.

June 2018

Alan played a short set at Rumpy in Otane - A great venue with run by Mary Kippenberger and Peter Charlton-Jones and their fabulous and generous family.

March 2017

The third CD is finished! Road Trip has been completed with the help of Elizabeth Auchinvole on violin and Janine Mitchell on vocals. The recording was done with Lee Prebble and Mike Gibson and Mike did an amazing job editing and mastering.

Alan has a few performances coming up - contact him by email or text for details. Or he is generally to be found at the Newtown Acoustic Sound open mic 5.30 at the Office Bar in Newtown, Wellington

February 2016

Alan has been busy writing and is back in the studio working on his third recording - watch this space!

June 2015

Catch Alan at the one and onlyThunderbird Cafe in Featherston St Wellington on Saturday 6 June at1.30

May 2015

Alan is playing at the May Acoustic Routes concert for NZ music month. Alan joins Kate Benge, Keely Turuwhenua and Chris Prowse at the Roseneath School Hall Thursday 28 May at 7.30.

May 2015

Alan has been off in the South Island catching some stories to craft into new songs

March 2015

Catch Alan at the Newtown Festival on the Emmett St Stage Sunday 8 March (time to be confirmed)

January 2015

Alan played a couple of songs at the Te Rangi music festival run by the generous Mary Kippenberger and Peter Charlton-Jones. Thank you Mary and Peter for a great weekend of music and friendship.

August 2014

Alan is playing an invitation concert for family, friends and fans in Napier on Saturday 6th September at 1.30 at the Molly Lister Hall, 70 Kensington Drive.

Gold coin donation for entry - CD sales $20

Everyone welcome - for more information contact Alan on alangdownes@gmail.com

July 2014

Alan is playing at the Bunker in Devonport Auckland on Monday 14 July. The evening starts with an open mic at 8.00 and Alan will be on at around 9.00 pm. Come along and hear some original New Zealand music. There will be songs from his two albums and some new material.

Save the date 5 July (note change of date) The official launch of Alan's second CD Moving On will be held at the Thunderbird Cafe 154 Featherston St Wellington 3.30 - 6 pm. Guest Artist Cindy Muggeridge with her unique blues and jazz sound.

June 2014

28 June - Alan will be playing at Moana wines Total BS (Beer & Syrah) F.A.W.C. event - Moana Park's award winning winemaker and owner Dan Barker will talk BS complemented by Alan's original songs. Tickets at the F.A.W.C website.

May 2014

Catch Alan at Music at the Metro, Lydney Place Porirua 4-6 pm 1 June

18 April 2014

The new CD is finished! If you want to purchase a copy, contact Alan on alangdownes@gmail.com $20 (plus $4 pp)

22 March 2014

Alan is playing at the Christchurch Folk club on Sunday 13 April

http://www.folkmusic.org.nz/alan_downes.php

15 March 2014

Alan is playing at the Thunderbird Cafe on Saturday 29 March. Start time 2.00 pm

http://www.thunderbirdcafe.co.nz

15 February 2014

Up coming gigs

Alan is playing at a Resonator House Concert on 22 February. He is sharing the stage with Steph Casey. For more details see

https://www.facebook.com/pages/R-E-S-O-N-A-T-O-R-House-Concert/342512985780828

01 February 2014

Alan has been back in the studio working on a new recording. Tentatively titled Moving On it follows on from the Best and tells the story of Alan moving into the city after spending most of his life farming.

It is expected to be released late February or early March - watch this space or email Alan to join the mailing list for an announcement