Monty Bevins

Monty Bevins is a New Zealand based singer-songwriter, but tonight he’s at The Old Church on the Hill.

Known as a touching, spirited performer, whose soul-folk songs ask the big questions while telling the small stories, Bevins has built a loyal following throughout his homeland.

With a warm rich voice and articulate guitar grooves, he digs out and distills themes of tenderness, personal revolution and adventure.

Perpetually touring, at a pace that allows encounter, Bevins draws inspiration from the stories of the people he meets.

”Lovers Again was a song I wrote about on an older couple I met in Arthurs Pass whose three girls have all since moved out into the world, leaving mum and dad at home in a big house in Canterbury,” he said.

“That’s where I went round to visit them on the day they were moving out, south to a smaller place, struggling to turn the page as they pointed to the spot on the floor their eldest daughter had taken her first steps, and the height markings etched into the door frame…”

Monty Bevins launches his Traveller EP, tonight Friday, October 5 at The Old Church On The Hill, 36 Russell Street, Quarry Hill. Doors 7.30pm, music starts 8pm. Bar available on the night. Presales $10 from trybooking.com, door sales $15.