Robert Catto

Canadian photographer in Sydney Australia, specialising in arts, events and locations.

permalink Our final Wellington salon with Jane Siberry was last night, so today we bid her farewell as she heads north to Paekakariki, Taupo, Waiheke Island and Auckland on tour with kiwi singer Monique Rhodes, then on to Australia and WOMADelaide.
Tour dates & details are at Jane’s site - and thanks again to everyone who helped out with our five nights, especially Alex & Loren from Truby King House, Ian Hull-Brown who provided our beautiful Bose audio system, Dan Adams for finding us an electric piano and recording each night (as well as opening two shows), and Rosy Tin Teacaddy, Milkthistle and Charlotte Yates for being our guests on the other evenings.
And of course thanks to everyone who came!  Fabulous shows, each different to the one before - but I was really pleased that we had exactly the right venue for the right number of shows, full each night but we didn’t have to turn anyone away.  Perfect.
If you want to keep in touch with Jane and her albums, touring and adventures, you can follow her on Twitter (@janesiberry), or visit her on Facebook.  Cheers everyone!
* UPDATE - just heard there’s a Wednesday night show (10 Feb) in Paekakariki as well now, for anyone who missed out in Wellington… *

Our final Wellington salon with Jane Siberry was last night, so today we bid her farewell as she heads north to Paekakariki, Taupo, Waiheke Island and Auckland on tour with kiwi singer Monique Rhodes, then on to Australia and WOMADelaide.

Tour dates & details are at Jane’s site - and thanks again to everyone who helped out with our five nights, especially Alex & Loren from Truby King House, Ian Hull-Brown who provided our beautiful Bose audio system, Dan Adams for finding us an electric piano and recording each night (as well as opening two shows), and Rosy Tin Teacaddy, Milkthistle and Charlotte Yates for being our guests on the other evenings.

And of course thanks to everyone who came!  Fabulous shows, each different to the one before - but I was really pleased that we had exactly the right venue for the right number of shows, full each night but we didn’t have to turn anyone away.  Perfect.

If you want to keep in touch with Jane and her albums, touring and adventures, you can follow her on Twitter (@janesiberry), or visit her on Facebook.  Cheers everyone!

* UPDATE - just heard there’s a Wednesday night show (10 Feb) in Paekakariki as well now, for anyone who missed out in Wellington… *

permalink Jane Siberry’s salons in Wellington are nearly over - only Sunday night left!  We’re taking tomorrow off because, frankly, One Love have a much bigger amplifier than we do, and they’re just down the hill.
Some fantastic moments this week, and to send us into our two-day break we had Charlotte Yates - completely unrehearsed - doing gorgeous backing vocals on Calling All Angels, leading into a full-crowd singalong to wrap up the night.
Great to see Charlotte again - she should be the next one to do a series of salons in the gorgeous room at Truby King House we’ve haunted all week!

Jane Siberry’s salons in Wellington are nearly over - only Sunday night left!  We’re taking tomorrow off because, frankly, One Love have a much bigger amplifier than we do, and they’re just down the hill.

Some fantastic moments this week, and to send us into our two-day break we had Charlotte Yates - completely unrehearsed - doing gorgeous backing vocals on Calling All Angels, leading into a full-crowd singalong to wrap up the night.

Great to see Charlotte again - she should be the next one to do a series of salons in the gorgeous room at Truby King House we’ve haunted all week!

permalink Jane Siberry update - still managing to get everyone in each night, the room just seems to expand to fit the right number of people!  Get in touch right away if you’d like to come along - only three shows left!
Reactions from the salons so far -"It was an extraordinary evening.  She is one of The Great Singers. Unique and moving.  Most of the people with whom I walked down the hill last night were speechless … one said it was the best concert he had ever heard.""*sigh* I saw the first Wellington show and it was…magical,  not a word I use often.  I’m feeling lucky for having seen the  performance, coupled w/ a beautiful late sunset turning to darkness out  the picture window behind Dan and then Jane - what a treat to be amidst  her thinkings, musings, reasonings.""Completely brilliant, moving and inspiring.  Such generosity and warmth,  and yes a beautifully timed sunset!""I’m still semi-speechless from last night. I was transported. Thank you!"
If you’ve been to one of the salons, and want to comment somewhere Jane will see it, try her Facebook page - or you can follow her on Twitter…
(Photo from my iPhone at Braeburn Studio in Wellington, on Sunday afternoon…that’s Jane through the window from the booth!)

Jane Siberry update - still managing to get everyone in each night, the room just seems to expand to fit the right number of people!  Get in touch right away if you’d like to come along - only three shows left!

Reactions from the salons so far -
"It was an extraordinary evening.  She is one of The Great Singers. Unique and moving.  Most of the people with whom I walked down the hill last night were speechless … one said it was the best concert he had ever heard."
"*sigh* I saw the first Wellington show and it was…magical, not a word I use often. I’m feeling lucky for having seen the performance, coupled w/ a beautiful late sunset turning to darkness out the picture window behind Dan and then Jane - what a treat to be amidst her thinkings, musings, reasonings."
"Completely brilliant, moving and inspiring. Such generosity and warmth, and yes a beautifully timed sunset!"
"I’m still semi-speechless from last night. I was transported. Thank you!"

If you’ve been to one of the salons, and want to comment somewhere Jane will see it, try her Facebook page - or you can follow her on Twitter

(Photo from my iPhone at Braeburn Studio in Wellington, on Sunday afternoon…that’s Jane through the window from the booth!)

permalink Just a quick update on Jane Siberry tickets - having had the first concert (and set up the room with stage space & seating all in place), we’ve now got a few extra seats each night - as well as the extra show on Sunday 7 Feb, which is also nearly full - so if you’d like to come along, email me right away!
Reactions from last night:'Jane Siberry - SPEECHLESS!''What a great evening!  We were talking about it all night…''OOOOHHH - The best night ever!  YAYAY!''Sublime salon tonight, thank you!'

Just a quick update on Jane Siberry tickets - having had the first concert (and set up the room with stage space & seating all in place), we’ve now got a few extra seats each night - as well as the extra show on Sunday 7 Feb, which is also nearly full - so if you’d like to come along, email me right away!

Reactions from last night:
'Jane Siberry - SPEECHLESS!'
'What a great evening!  We were talking about it all night…'
'OOOOHHH - The best night ever!  YAYAY!'
'Sublime salon tonight, thank you!'

permalink Jane Siberry ticket update - all the Wellington salons are sold out, BUT if there’s enough interest, we may be able to add another one on Sunday…get in touch now at robert@catto.co.nz to let me know if you’d be interested in attending, and we’ll see if we can get another show organised!

Jane Siberry ticket update - all the Wellington salons are sold out, BUT if there’s enough interest, we may be able to add another one on Sunday…get in touch now at robert@catto.co.nz to let me know if you’d be interested in attending, and we’ll see if we can get another show organised!

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Jane Siberry ticket update

Just a quick note - half the available seats sold on the first day of bookings; so best get in quick if you’re thinking of coming along!

permalink Jane Siberry Salon Concerts - Melrose, Wellington
These special evenings will feature an intimate performance by Jane Siberry on guitar (and possibly keyboard). If you have never seen Jane Siberry perform, she is one of those rare artists who can crack brains, break hearts and lift spirits at the same time. This is a unique opportunity to experience the generosity of an extraordinary artist in an unconventional setting.“Jane Siberry’s only New Zealand gig was stunning - perhaps the most extraordinary solo performance you could ever see.” – Real Groove Magazine“Anyone familiar with Siberry’s records will know that her abstract songs and sonic landscapes already possess an almost filmic quality, capable of suggesting movies in the listener’s mind.” – Nick Bollinger, Real Groove MagazineLocation: Private Historic House in Melrose, Wellington (address details provided when booking)
Dates and Times: Tues 2 Feb (with Dan Adams)Weds 3 Feb (with Rosy Tin Teacaddy)Thurs 4 Feb (with Milkthistle - Hamish Graham, Emily Watt & Delia Shanly)Fri 5 Feb (with Charlotte Yates)
Doors open at 7.30pmConcert 8.00pm prompt (no latecomers, please!)Tickets:  $35.00 each*These salon concerts are limited to 25 guests.BYO drinks & nibbles if desired.If you would like to book for a salon, please email robert@catto.co.nz with the number of tickets required (including children), and the date of your choice - you will receive a confirmation email, providing additional details on how to get there.*In addition to ticketed guests, most salon performances offer limited free admission for children, teenagers and elders in exchange for a poem for Jane to enjoy later. Seating for young persons will be on the floor, up front. Elders will be provided appropriate seating. Please specify requests for youths and elders in your email so we can respond accordingly.

Jane Siberry Salon Concerts - Melrose, Wellington

These special evenings will feature an intimate performance by Jane Siberry on guitar (and possibly keyboard). If you have never seen Jane Siberry perform, she is one of those rare artists who can crack brains, break hearts and lift spirits at the same time. This is a unique opportunity to experience the generosity of an extraordinary artist in an unconventional setting.

“Jane Siberry’s only New Zealand gig was stunning - perhaps the most extraordinary solo performance you could ever see.”
Real Groove Magazine

“Anyone familiar with Siberry’s records will know that her abstract songs and sonic landscapes already possess an almost filmic quality, capable of suggesting movies in the listener’s mind.”
– Nick Bollinger, Real Groove Magazine

Location:
Private Historic House in Melrose, Wellington (address details provided when booking)

Dates and Times:
Tues 2 Feb (with Dan Adams)
Weds 3 Feb (with Rosy Tin Teacaddy)
Thurs 4 Feb (with Milkthistle - Hamish Graham, Emily Watt & Delia Shanly)
Fri 5 Feb (with Charlotte Yates)

Doors open at 7.30pm
Concert 8.00pm prompt (no latecomers, please!)
Tickets: $35.00 each*
These salon concerts are limited to 25 guests.
BYO drinks & nibbles if desired.

If you would like to book for a salon, please email robert@catto.co.nz with the number of tickets required (including children), and the date of your choice - you will receive a confirmation email, providing additional details on how to get there.

*In addition to ticketed guests, most salon performances offer limited free admission for children, teenagers and elders in exchange for a poem for Jane to enjoy later. Seating for young persons will be on the floor, up front. Elders will be provided appropriate seating. Please specify requests for youths and elders in your email so we can respond accordingly.