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The Grand Ole Toppry on the Road 10/10/14

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

South Island Leg of the Grand Ole Toppry ….. 04/10/14

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.

The Grand Ole Topp’ry 14/07/14

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.”

Topp Country Officially On Air 13/05/14

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.

The Topp Twins New TV Series ‘Topp Country’ Goes To Air 09/04/14

Our new TV Series Topp Country airs in New Zealand on TV One, Sunday May 11th at 8.00pm,  and makes for perfect family viewing. ‘Topp Country’ is a smorgasbord of entertainment that celebrates the kiwi way of life – through food. For more information click here

THE GRAND OLE TOPP’RY TOUR – NEW DATES! 16/09/13

Check out the Gig Guide for all new confirmed performance dates in October and November 2014.

We Support the Gay Marriage Bill introduced by Louisa Wall and urge MP’s to consider the rights of all New Zealanders in their pursuit of happiness. 17/04/13

Lynda Topp Marries Her Sweetheart 18/03/13

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.

Topp Twins to Tamworth Country Music Festival 17/01/13

Look out Tamworth here we come! We’re doing three shows at West Tamworth League Club next week on the 25th, 26th & 27th January – Check out details here  http://www.wtlc.com.au/westsfestivalpage/

Hope to see y’all there!

Topp Twins Release Second Children’s Book 01/10/12

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