Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 21st May 2021
Rural Mail: Paul & Chrissie Bond, Roger & Deirdre Lusby
A quartet that performs New Zealand ballads, songs and poems, both traditional and self penned, the group has a unique sound featuring harmonies and variety.
Paul Bond spent his childhood years on farms in Thames and Pukekohe and became interested in poetry and folk music from the 1950s onwards. Influenced by ‘The Kingston Trio’ Paul has written and recorded many well known pithy NZ songs.
Paul is blessed with a beautiful tenor voice, while Chrissie and Deirdre add harmonies to give colour to the group’s performance.
Roger Lusby is a published song writer and award-winning poetic balladeer and has been performing for over 50 years.
His songwriting programme for schools ‘Sing Out Kiwi’ has produced many songs children sing in schools today. They feature the NZ way of life, with an environmental theme. Roger has recently performed his work in Alaska and Mexico and has featured in the last 17 years at the Tui Farm Folk Festival.