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Selwyn Times: October 25, 2016

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday October 25 2016 7 News Dragon set to rock at Lincoln concert With a catalogue of hits including Kiwi anthems April Sun in Cuba, Rain and Are You Old Enough? Dragon have well and truly earned their place as New Zealand rock royalty. Tom Doudney caught up with lead singer Mark Williams in the lead up to their appearance at the Live in Lincoln Selwyn Sounds concert in March FLYING IN and out of Christchurch over the years, Mark Williams has often wondered about the land between the city and Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere as he gazed down from his seat in the aircraft. But the Dragon singer admitted he had to Google Lincoln when the band were asked to co-headline the Selwyn Sounds concert with Mi-Sex and a host of other well-known New Zealand artists in March. Now he knew where it was, Williams, who joined the reformed band in 2005, said he was looking forward to exploring the area – and to playing with the rest of the show’s line up, most of who were friends or artists he had performed with before. That line-up includes Sharon O’Neill, Annie Crummer, Margaret Urlich, Debbie Harwood, the Jordan Luck Band and former Opshop frontman Jason Kerrison, as well as other local bands. “I think there is a hell of a lot HANMER SPRINGS LOVELY 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE Thyme Cottage is an awesome place to take time out!! • Queen bed in 1st bedroom • 2 x single beds in 2nd bedroom • Fold out couch in lounge • Sky TV • Stereo and DVD • Flat screen tv 32” • Heat pump • New kitchen • Dishwasher • Coffee machine • Slow cooker $ 120 .00 per night *mid week rates available (not during holiday periods) • Extremely well equipped kitchen • Portacot, highchair & baby bath • Toys and games for children • Front fully fenced • Private BBQ area • Reserve beside the house • About 10 minutes walk from pools and restaurants • 5 minutes walk to the Golf Course of nostalgia going to be going on here and I’m always up for that,” Williams said. Although the band has been releasing new material over the last 11 years, he indicated people could expect plenty of old favourites when they hit the stage. “We don’t tend to add too much new stuff because we know that given the longevity of the band people do want to hear the songs that were part of their growing up period,” he said. He said hits like April Sun in Cuba and Rain remained popular because they were songs that every generation could relate to. “I think it’s the same thing that caught everyone’s attention at the time they came out – they are evergreens, they are kind of standard and an integral part of Australian and New Zealand culture.” In spite of having played the songs hundreds of times over the years, Williams said he never felt like he was going through the motions when performing them Nothing to wear? Visit Smith & Boston today! READY TO ROCK: Singer Mark Williams, bottom, and his band Dragon are among a stellar line-up of New Zealand acts set to play Lincoln in March. and the crowd’s positive reaction was a big part of that. “It’s all about the music, really, and that mass communication and that’s the thing that has been driving me since I was five-yearsold,” he said. “If we’re working hard I kind of expect [the crowd] to work hard as well back at me.” Williams said that the band was likely to turn its attention to working on some new music soon after Selwyn Sounds. With the band members, which also include Todd Hunter, Bruce Reid and Pete Drummond, scattered around New South Wales, Australia, and with several hours driving time between them, they made full use of modern technology when writing new music – often emailing audio recordings back and forth for each to add their own touch. “We are way overdue for the next lot of songs and I think this one is going to be an album,” Williams said. Williams had a successful solo career before Dragon, with hits including Yesterday Was Just The Beginning of My Life and Show No Mercy, and he didn’t rule out performing a song or two from those years at Selwyn Sounds either. Asked whether there was a chance he might pop down to play at Lincoln’s Famous Grouse Hotel after the gig he laughed and said “you never know.” “If there is something interesting happening or someone from the town that we are in says ‘go down and check out this band’ or whatever you will often find me and the drummer will be there – not so much Todd or Bruce,” he said. “With a bit of cajoling, if somebody asks us I am sure we would more than oblige.” •Selwyn Sounds will be held on March 4, from 11.30am- 8.30pm. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek and buyers will be able to prepurchase a return bus ride between pick-up points in Christchurch or Rolleston and Lincoln Domain. 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