In the evening we went to Lyttelton for a concert by Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan, who call their group Her Make Believe Band. I presume there's an interesting story, which I must find out one day. We've known Cy since he was born, as his parents Chris and Julie were good friends when we lived in Wanaka; he and Alice used to toddle about playing together, though the day Alice hit him on the head with his new toy hammer has stuck in people's minds somewhat.
Cy and Vanessa - beautiful singing
Anyway, the concert was lovely, with clever lyrics and beautiful guitar work, plus a depth of tone from Vanessa's double bass that really contributed to the feel. They were joined by an American banjo player for the second set, but although he was good, I didn't feel that his instrument really fitted the style of the music, which was more melodic and thoughtful than a banjo can express. But it was a thoroughly good night, enjoyed by all.
Banjo player Dave Kahn joined in for the second set.