Events This Month


Friday 4 July 2014, No open mic night

Still seeking venue 

Sunday 13 July, Singaround

Anne and Roy's place, 21 Gordon Road, Karehana Bay, Plimmerton, 7.30pm

Thursday 24 July, Acoustic Routes monthly concert

Rob Joass concert

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale, 7.30pm 


Coming Events


Friday 1 August 2014, no open mic night planned at this stage

Still looking for a venue ...

Sunday 10 August, Singaround

Venue TBA, 7.30pm

Thursday 28 August, Acoustic Routes monthly concert

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale, 7.30pm


July Concert: Rob Joass PDF Print E-mail

Rob Joass

Thursday 26 June, 7.30pm

Wellington singer songwriter Rob Joass, well-known to us as a member of Hobnail and the Shot Band and as a solo performer, will be showcasing his new solo album, 'Black and White' at this concert.

Rob has released five albums with Hobnail, and one full length album and two EPs with the Shot Band. 'Black and White' is his second solo album after 'Rainlovers', released 18 years ago.

Rob has earned praise for his songwriting throughout his career, and has had songs covered by bands in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Hobnail’s album 'The Fortune Horses' was a finalist for Best Folk Album while Rob has twice been a finalist for Best Country Song at the NZ music awards.

For this performance at Acoustic Routes, Rob will be performing songs from the new album as well as favourites from his back catalogue. Filling out some of those arrangements will be the wonderful Kim Bonnington on vocals and guitar, and Cameron 'Dusty' Burnell on vocals and mandolin.

Support act: Americana music featuring ex-pat fiddler extraordinaire Richard Klein, and Peter Dyer.  

$15 / $10 members



Joan Prior Award 2014 PDF Print E-mail
ACOUSTIC ROUTES, the Wellington folk club, has set up the
JOAN PRIOR AWARD for Young Performers (age 15-25)

JOAN PRIOR was an inspiration to generations of singers, musicians and dancers around Wellington from the late 1950s.  After she died in 2010 her family donated her collection of instruments, recordings and memorabilia to Acoustic Routes, and this enabled us to set up the award in her name.

We are hoping to encourage younger performers into the ‘Folk World’, where the lines between performer and audience are very blurred, where support and collaboration count. Don’t be put off by the F-word - there are many definitions of folk music, but look at the programmes of the Festivals and Clubs, they are very wide-ranging. The judges will be asked to "make their decisions bearing in mind the suitability of performances for a folk festival".

Picture of Joan Prior

Who we are PDF Print E-mail

Acoustic Routes, also known as the Wellington Folk Centre, is a club based in Wellington for people who enjoy performing and listening to a wide range of music with the emphasis on acoustic styles.

We have regular concerts that feature a wide range of New Zealand and  overseas performers.

We also host monthly singarounds, blackboard concerts and other club events, which provide a additional opportunities for members to perform.

June 2014 Balladeer PDF Print E-mail
The June 2014 Balladeer can be downloaded from the PDF below.
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Joining Us PDF Print E-mail


The new membership year starts as of July. A single membership costs only $25, with a discount of $10 for students and beneficiaries. Family memberships are available for $40.


Club members (cardholders) continue to get discounted rates on door-charges to concerts and most events. Alistair's Music in Cuba St. also offers members a 10% discount on strings and tuners.


You must have your membership paid up by the August AGM to be able to formally participate and nomimate and vote for the election of the Committee.


To join our club, download the form below and follow the instructions for payment.

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