The series that the New Zealand Herald called ‘truly wonderful television‘ is available on DVD now, for the Topp Twins enthusiast in your life. Twin sisters and celebrated Kiwi entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp take us on a culinary journey around New Zealand meeting passionate food producers, home cooks and lovers of life.
Showcasing their talent, wit, and love for the land, it’s the story of their journey around beautiful New Zealand, talking to people whose stories will make you laugh, cry, and press the rewind button so that you can do it all again!
A real smorgasbord of entertainment, this factual series is bursting with heart, showcasing amazing stories that are life-affirming, humorous and inspiring. From free-range pig farmers in the deep rural south to urban taco-trucking hipsters; on their journey around New Zealand they warm their way into the hearts and homes of everyday kiwis and discover people unified in their love of life, of each other and of the food they are producing, cooking and eating. Great family viewing, especially while you tuck into some Boxing Day leftovers!
Just in time for Christmas, the Topp Twins have released their greatest hits, celebrating some of the most magical moments in their music over almost thirty-five years of performing.
It’s been 30 years since The Topp Twins started their own unique style of music and performance. These songs are their favourites over these years and while putting the album together they recognised three distinct styles of music they have written and sung.
Love Songs, Politics and Yodels – it’s a crazy combination but it has worked for them – Lynda and Jools hope you enjoy this album as much as they have enjoyed their long singing career.
Featuring this unbeatable tracklist:
1. Untouchable Girls
3. Calf Club Day
5. Mustang Mountain
6. Sad Dog
8. Old Faithful & I
9. Nga Iwi E
10. No War In My Heart
11. Throw Down Your Guns
12. Cold Cold Sweat
13. Friday Night Get Up
15. Big Ole Moon
16. Shepherds Farewell
17. Honky Tonk Angel
18. My Pinto Pony & I
19. Songs of Home
The Grand Ole Toppry Heads North
Wow what an amazing time we are having on the TourBig Thanks to Napier and Hamilton you were fabulous. Big thank you to everyone who came an saw us.
Auckland cant wait to bring the show to you, see you on the 24/25/8pm and 26th at 4pm.
New Plymouth were heading your way on the 29/30 grab your ticket for these 2 shows tickets selling fast.
‘A Slam Dunk Hayride to Hitsville’ - Southland Times
‘The finest country music artists we could wish for, a class act’ - Ashbuton Guardian
Invercargill, Dunedin, Oamaru and Timaru you were amazing… Ashburton big thank you to everyone who came a full house and Christchurch last night… Wow what an amazing crowd over two thousand of you, we all had a ball. Thanks from the Cast and Crew of The Grand Ole Toppry. See Ya all In the North Island check out our Gig Guide for Show dates.
Well-loved New Zealand entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp are back on the road in October 2014 with a brand new show paying homage to country music greats, and celebrating original Kiwi country music. The Grand Ole Topp’ry will feature the Topp Twins with award-winning country artist Tami Neilson, alongside other special guests including the all-girl Johnny Cash band, The Johnnys, Cam Luxton (X Factor NZ contestant) and Kiwi legend guitarist Phil Doublet. Reminiscent of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the Topps’ will host the show just as the Minnie Pearls did back in Nashville in the 1930s while brand new comedy characters will appear for the very first time. Waiting in the wings are previous Country Music Hall of Famers , who are standing by to be channeled by the Twins’ altar-egos. Be prepared to laugh, stomp and holler and enjoy a night of iconic Kiwi entertainment. From rockabilly to bluegrass, soul and gospel, this will be an event not to be missed.
The 13 centre tour begins in Invercargill on Wednesday 1st October before heading to Dunedin, Oamaru, Timaru, Ashburton, Christchurch, Napier, Hamilton, Auckland, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Wellington and Palmerston North.
Tickets Onsale now – for full tour dates & booking info click here
Lynda Topp says that just as Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry has changed over the years, like the Topp Twins, it has remained a cultural institution.
“We wish to pay respect to the legends of country music who have gone before us and also acknowledge the next generation of musicians who have, like us, been inspired, by past greats,” she says.
“Our take on the Grand Ole Opry (Topp’ry) will celebrate country music’s diversity and will be a night of rollicking good fun, foot-stomping music to live by, and connection to something larger than ourselves.”
The series finally went to air on Sunday night. Thanks to everyone for the lovely feedback – we are wrapped you all enjoyed it and hope you’ll keep watching. Recipes and links for each Ep will be up at the end of each week.
Check out the Gig Guide for all new confirmed performance dates in October and November 2014.
Lynda and Donna got married in a beautiful country themed wedding last weekend and Woman’s Day covered it putting them on the cover – the first gay cover on a women’s magazine in New Zealand ever! Well done Woman’s Day and a huge thank you to all for the amazing messages of support and congratulations Lynda and Donna received.