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1 March 2015 First Summer Concert a great success

Summer Concert raises over $800 for Bike Taupo

A good crowd came from far and wide to see off the last day of summer the last Saturday in February in glorious weather at the Whakaipo Lodge Summer Concert held at the lodge in the Mapara Valley.
The inaugural event featured blues influenced performer Andrew London and his band “Lucky Break”, including James Tait-Jamieson, Kirsten London and Neil Billington, belting out old favourites including “Emily Bay”, as well as new material from his 2014 album “Ladies a Plate”. Andrew is an old favourite in the area having performed for many years at various venues in and around Taupo.
The event was also a fundraiser for Bike Taupo with over $500 raised at the gate for the charity and the Bike Taupo team selling gourmet burgers brought the total to over $800.
Garth & Angie London, owners of Whakaipo Lodge were thrilled with the result. Look out for a similar event  last weekend of February next year featuring Andrew back with a new lineup including Wayne Mason.

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The Andrew London Lucky Break Band featuring from left to right James Tait-Jamieson, Andrew and Kirsten London, with Neil Billington out of picture left.