Kāpiti Entertainment – Freddy Sayer ( Ōtaki College Y9) and Pierre Lange-Gerrard (Te Horo School Y8) are 13yr olds busking at Ruth Prettys.
Freddy Sayer ( Ōtaki College Y9) and Pierre Lange-Gerrard (Te Horo School Y8) have been part of The After School Music Programme run out of Ōtaki College for a long time.
This programme is a Not-For-Profit music-learning program that is run as a valuable Community Service headed by Carylann Martin and helped by other local music teachers. It aims to offer a very affordable music programme giving primary aged children, from the wider Ōtaki area, some experience with a variety of instruments in professionally run group lessons for around $50 per student per year (it is open to all the primary schools in the area and any primary homeschoolers). This music programme has been running for 11 years and has always been enthusiastically supported by Ōtaki College and the head of music Joanna Devane.
Ruth Pretty (From Ruth Pretty Catering Te Horo) has again offered Freddy and Pierre an opportunity to raise funds for a music/arts cause locally. The boys have decided to take this opportunity to ‘give back’ to something that has given them a lot of help and use their skills as musicians to do so. They figure, that although they go to different schools (Freddy attends Ōtaki College and Pierre attends Te Horo School), that they could raise money for new instruments for The After School Music Programme. This is something that they have both attended and they feel they could really get behind it. Pierre is still in the Music Programme and Freddy is now training to be an assistant to Carylann Martin on keys at the Music Programme. The Pretty Boys have been given leave on Friday afternoons by their respective principals and are very excited to be back at Ruth’s for ‘The Friday Frolics’.
History of ‘The Pretty Boys’
In 2018 and 2019 both Freddy Sayer and Pierre Lange- Gerard both (11) were offered a great opportunity to raise money for their primary school by Ruth Pretty. Ruth asked if they would like to raise some funds by playing some songs at her ‘Friday Frolics’ (an annual set menu winter lunch that she holds at her venue in Te Horo). The boys managed to raise enough funds to assist their school drama group to go to the Junior Theatre Celebration, in Auckland both years. Hence the name of their duo, ‘The Pretty Boys’.
This Year July and August every Friday
The boys will play a set of music (busk) at both sittings of lunch while diners enjoy a delicious two-course meal. The set menu is different each week and a very tasty caf style lunch for $30 p/p, with a free glass of bubbly on entry and a 25% discount in the kitchen shop for ‘Frolickers’
Book on Ruth Pretty’s website while there are still spaces available.