Alan Downes

  • When: 8th Mar 10:00am
  • Where: Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
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Alan Downes is a singer and writer of original New Zealand songs. He spent most of his life living and farming inland from Napier and left the sweet life when dairy cows started to dominate the landscape, moving to Napier and then Wellington. Now he is having a look at city life, trying to retrain his hands to play a guitar and writing a swarm of stories he is calling songs.

With memory being a fickle thing, he has recorded his songs so he can remember how they go.

"..poetic and in its own way romantic and it might be the closest thing to authentic New Zealand country music I’ve ever heard…"