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Catch Alan at the open mic third Wednesday of every month

(6.00pm No. 5 Cafe Lafe and Larder Mangateretere Hastings)

Songwriters Session Moon 5 June Check out Songs6021


House Concert - Plimmerton 2 October

Coming up - Mainly Acoustic at The Mayfair Cafe Upper Hutt (Main act - the Salty Hearts) August 10

You can catch Alan at Newtown Acoustic Sound on the second and last Sunday of each month.

Alan will be playing at the Songwriters Showcase at Moon, Newtown on May 16


Wellington Folk Festival Labour Weekend 2020

Alan will (finally!) launch his fourth CD at the Wellington Folk Festival Labour Weekend October 23 - 26 October

To find out more about the festival listen to Gerard Hudson, the president of the festival, talk to Bryan Crump on National Radio (the whole programme is worth a listen but if you just want to hear about Alan, it starts 16 minutes in)

or check out the festival's facebook page


Alan is scheduled to play three concerts in Hasting at the Fringe in the Stings Festival (FiTS2020)

Thursday 8 October The Common Room 7.15 pm (note change in venue)

Friday 9 October Hastings Pipe Band Hall 7.15 pm

Saturday 10 October The Common Room 8.15 pm (note change in time)

Tickets at Eventfinda - there will be door sales, CDs will be available

Check times with Alan (021 0329897) if you are unsure or travelling far.

(please note - some times / venues have changed from previously listed)


Alan's fourth CD is ready for release - watch this space!

Well the promised four concerts at the Australian Folk Festival didn't happen! As we came out of lockdown, Alan continues to perform at the Newtown Acoustic Sound open mic sessions. These are now 100% acoustic to avoid sharing microphones. This is a great place to hear Alan as well as a number of other Wellington performers.

5th July Alan is one of the three singer - songwriters at Moon bar. Check out Songs6021 facebook page.


Alan will be playing at Australian National Folk Festival in Canberra at Easter. He is scheduled to do four concerts.

He continues to run the Newtown Acoustic Sound open mic session twice a month (with Kevin Ikin and Janine Mitchell). His fourth CD has been recorded at the Surgery and the final mixing is underway.

Alan played at the Karori Karnival 16 February.

Looking forward to October

Alan is performing at Wellington Folk Festival - Labour Weekend (25 - 27 October) He will be part of the story tellers group - performing and running a workshop.

June 2019

16 June at Moon - Songwriters 6021 6.00 pm

27 June - Newtown Acoustic meets Roseneath. 7.30 pm

or Check Alan out at Newtown Acoustic at the Office Bar - 30 June.

April 2019

Alan will play at Baobab in Newtown (check out some videos of his session on the performance videos page)

March 2019

Alan is performing on the songwriters stage Newtown Festival

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 only Thunderbird Cafe in Featherston St Wellington on Saturday 6 June at 1.30

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

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 $20 (plus $4 pp)

22 March 2014

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

15 March 2014

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

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

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