This year we have a fantastic line up of performers to keep you entertained at the Golden Shears evening events. Check them out below.

Saturday night


Winsome Lost
Folk-rock and bluegrass band from Palmerston North, New Zealand. 

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They say "you win some - you lose some" but when it's foot-stomping good times you want, The Winsome Lost are happy to deliver. Based in Palmerston North, they've brought their brand of renegade folk Americana to venues all over the North Island for the past 6 years. Stirring a lively concoction of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harp and rhythm section; paired with soulful harmonies, The Winsome Lost offer an authentic rootsy experience that gets a party started wherever they go.

Fronted by Mark Easton (bass & vox) and Carrie Eames (fiddle & vox) the band has gone from strength to strength with gigging highlights including opening for The Jordan Luck Band, the legendary Ballance Bridge pizza nights, headlining the Shepherd Shemozzle in Hunterville, the Esplanade Sunday Concert series, the Bent Horseshoe, Meow Bar, countless weddings and various other excuses for a general knees-up.

The Winsome Lost play an eclectic mix of tunes from Johnny Cash to The Black Keys appealing to audiences of any age. They also crank plenty of bluegrass and modern folk covers from Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, Of Monsters And Men, and more.

Entertaining and out-of-the-ordinary; the show will spark the senses. And if you forget your dancing shoes, barefoot will do - it wouldn't be the first time!

Friday night


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For over 40 years Guy Cater has been performing professionally as an entertainer … not only as a Comedy Stage Hypnotist but also as a Comedian, Comedy Magician and as a Compere (M.C.)

He has twice been awarded the Variety Artist Club of New Zealand’s Top Comedian Award and also is the recipient of their most prestig-ious accolade ‘The Benny’
He has performed in 17 different countries and has his own televi-sion talk show on Face TV (Sky 83 and also on youtube) where he interviews many different New Zealand variety performers. Season Three of ‘The Guy Cater Show’ commences in March of 2018.

Guy is a New Zealander and lives with his American born wife, Cynthia in South Waikato. He has two adult daughters. Each year Guy and Cynthia fly to the USA where Guy tours for two months performing regular shows at Graduation Nights, Comedy Clubs and Casinos in California, Nevada, Utah and Cynthia’s native Wyoming.