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The Unsung Heroes will perform at Kauaeranga Hall. Photo: SUPPLIED

Unsung Heroes on stage

Chris Priestley and the Unsung Heroes will be performing at the Kauaeranga Hall later this month.
With Peter Elliott, Cameron Bennett, Sonia Wilson and Nigel Gavin, The Unsung Heroes are set to tell stories from New Zealand’s distant past, with newspaper clippings and poems read by Peter Elliott as an introduction, and a slideshow of historic images accompanying each song.
Chris Priestley is a singer-songwriter and New Zealand historian. He has recorded eight albums, three of which were Tui Folk Music Award finalists. As a hospitality entrepreneur, he co-founded Real Groovy Records as well as cafe and music venues Java Jive, Kerouacs, Atomic, and Café One2One in Ponsonby.
Cameron Bennett is a singer-songwriter, TV producer, media consultant and journalist based in Auckland. The former European correspondent and news presenter plays and performs regularly on acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar and fiddle, both solo and with various groups.
Nigel Gavin is a multi-award-winning musician. Initially a visitor from Long Island, New York, Nigel is now a Kiwi resident and has long been a featured player in Aotearoa’s music scene, particularly in Auckland, playing seven-string guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass – indeed, almost anything with strings.
Sonia Wilson is a living, breathing “human Womad festival”. Born and raised in Paris, UK-educated, and now based in Auckland, her music has taken her from the streets of Paris, across the Kenyan savannah, through remote Himalayan villages, and then “home” to New Zealand.
Peter Elliott is the group’s narrator and compare. He has spent more than 40 years in New Zealand theatre’s scene, as well as in film and television as an actor, producer, presenter, and as an advocate for actors. He has a passionate interest in New Zealand history and has been involved with Unsung Heroes over the past few years.
DETAILS: February 19 from 6pm. For ticketing info, email: