Lynda and Jools Topp are hitting the road on April’s Fools Day bringing their original style of merriment, mayhem and mirth to the regions. The country’s hills will be alive with the sound of laughter!
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The charmed combination of the Topp Twins and Jenny Cooper goes from strength to strength with another Book/Cd in the Scholastic collection. This time they bring their talents to this well‐loved children’s song about a scarecrow who loves to romp and frolic in the night, when everyone else is sleeping! Order Here
Order your copy before the 29th of October to go in the draw to win tickets to An Evening with the Topp Twins at your choice of one of the four venues around NZ in Nov/Dec this year.
The Topp Twins return to the stage with an intimate evening of comedy, stories and songs. The Twins’ infamous alter-egos the Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader and the Bowling Ladies, fresh from their Tv series Topp Country will delight all ages. Described as “national treasures” (The New Zealand Listener) with an ability to “play the audience like a Stradivarius” (The Advertiser, Adelaide).
Expect a memorable night of entertainment as New Zealanders well-loved daughters present an evening up close and personal with their trademark sense of fun and of course a yodel or two. Tauranga Fri 6 Nov, Christchurch Sun 8 Nov, Auckland Thu 26 Nov, Wellington Thu 3 Dec . Tickets from Ticketek and Ticketmaster - Auckland show only.
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
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
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.”
Check out the Gig Guide for all new confirmed performance dates in October and November 2014.
The Topp Twins have once more teamed up with publisher Scholastic New Zealand and illustrator Jenny Cooper to release their second children’s book, the popular Do Your Ears Hang Low?
If you don’t already know the words and actions to this favourite in schools and preschools, then get ready to learn them! Sing along to The Topp Twins’ energetic rendition of the song, while Cooper’s animals with their hard-case ears are sure to bring a chuckle to children and adults alike. Two pages of little-known facts about ears complete the package.
The book follows on from the success of There’s a Hole in My Bucket, which became an instant bestseller when it was published in 2011.
Lynda and Jools had so much fun doing the first book they couldn’t wait to do another. “If we’re having fun and the kids are having fun AND it helps them to learn to read, then it’s all good,” says Jools. “It’s another classic that everyone knows the words to, but this time we hope people will do a little jig too!”
Illustrator Jenny Cooper’s original artwork for both books will be on show at an exhibition in Christchurch from October 24, where it will be possible to see the amount of work that goes into a book like this, with character sketches and detailed pencil drawings.
Publishing Manager Diana Murray says that Scholastic New Zealand couldn’t be happier with the response to the book from those who have already seen it. “The Topp Twins bring a jaunty energy and presence to their music which combines so well with Jenny Cooper’s characterful, hilarious illustrations. You can’t help but love these books, and loving these Kiwi icons all the more for helping to bring the songs to life.”
With the launch of Do Your Ears Hang Low? at the Nelson Arts Festival on October 28 already sold out, and anticipation building about its release, this is a book to watch out for this Christmas.
To find out more about Do Your Ears Hang Low?, visit www.scholastic.co.nz/publishing