Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed where ever he lands. The lead singer and songwriter for the almost mythic mongrel country band The Eastern, he takes to his solo adventures with the same intensity, passion, love and humour that has given his day band a firm foothold into the hearts and minds of New Zealand.

Described by Radio New Zealand and the NZ herald as a “National Treasure” McGrath’s work with The Eastern has become legendary across the many bars, lounges, halls and street corners they’ve graced in their ten year, 2000 show career. Barry Saunders from the iconic Warratahs simply described McGrath as “the truth”.


Tales from a Working Musician

Adam is legendary for never-quit attitude to gigging, with or without a PA, a band or even a full set of strings. He has surfed couches, bunked down in halls and stayed up all night in the spirit of the true troubadour. He has more stories than the bible, so come and listen to tales from a working musician.



2:30pm, Tuesday 1st

2:30pm, Wednesday 2nd