John Rowles set to perform at Kawerau

Date published: July 15, 2012 at 8:10 am | Comments

John Rowles set to perform in Kawerau Town Hall on the 7th of September.

John ‘Kawerau Kid’ Rowles is a popular singer in the 1970s and early 1980s, and most famous for his song Cheryl Moana Marie, which he had written about his kid sister back home in New Zealand.

Rowles is part maori His father, Eddie Hohapata Rowles, played for the 1938 Maori All Blacks. He was brought up in Kawerau.

Rowles is best known in New Zealand and Australia, though he has also performed in the U.S.A, particularly Las Vegas, Nevada and Hawaii. In the U.K. he was most known for the hit “If I Only Had Time”, which reached number 3 in the U.K. singles charts in spring 1968, and stayed in the chart for eighteen weeks.

Rowles had another Top 20 hit in the UK with “Hush… Not a Word to Mary”, also in 1968.

Tickets can be purchased from Kawerau Information Centre, tickets are half price for Kawerau Citizens, (proof of residence and I.D. must be shown)

 

Source: Kawerau Information Centre