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The Rag Poets

Thursday, 2 July 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Rag Poets are a bunch of local musicians who have been on the Wellington scene for more years than they care to remember. They got themselves together as ‘The Rag Poets’ to play the music they all love, and just needed the excuse to play together. The music comes with country roots flavour featuring the songs of artists such Huddie Ledbetter, Guy Clark, Johnny Cash, Gordon Lightfoot amongst others. Adding to the mix they throw in a handful of original compositions.

Band lineup:

Carl Evensen – Main vocals, guitar and harmonica, ex ‘Fourmyula’ and ‘Rocking Horse’.

Clinton Brown – Bass and vocals. Clint also played for ‘Rocking Horse’ and ‘The Warratahs’ and is a member of Wayne Mason’s ‘Fallen Angels’.

Dave Murphy – Rag Style finger-picking guitar (a trade he learned in the subways of New York and San Francisco) plus vocals. Dave has also played with a variety of local artists including ‘The Juke Jivers’ and duo-ed with Darren Watson and Dougal Spier . he also does a mighty fine solo gig!.

Alan Norman (Al) – Accordion and vocals. Also enjoys sitting in on piano with various local artists. Al currently plays with ‘Darren Watson and the Real Deal Band’ and ‘Laura collins’ Back Porch Band’ and has also played with ‘The windy City strugglers’.

Vic Singe – percussion and vocal. Vic has had a long history with the Wellington scene and has also played with the ‘The Warratahs’ and ‘Rocking Horse’ and more recently ‘The Desotos’, not to mention “Harry Hoods Band”.

The band loves to express itself vocally, bringing rich sweet harmonies to the arrangements, which suits the material the choose to play, a lot of which originates from the ’50s and ’60s era.



Thursday, 2 July 2015
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Hotel Bristol
131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
04-385 1147