Hamish & Andy take over Hamilton with their band

trending 30/11/2017

Pirongia is a tiny Waikato town south of Hamilton, home to about 1500 people and Hamish and Andy took it over with their band - Cool Boys and the Front Man.

Hamish Blake and Andy Lee recently announced they will be finishing on radio after 10 years on air, and, along with producer Jack Post, they were going to undertake an Aussie-wide tour with their 'band', Cool Boys and the Frontman. When they asked listeners to compete for a performance at an international event, New Zealand Young Farmers Association member Regan McCorquindale stepped in. 

He wrote in pitching the Young farmers' annual Christmas function at the Five Stags Pub in Pirongia. 

"Two-hundred-and-fifty people plus, pub will be full, vibe will be high," he wrote. 

In Australia, events with Hamish and Andy draw thousands. Tickets to this event outside of Hamilton were $10 each, raising money for the Pirongia Rural Volunteer Fire Service.

On Tuesday night, about 350 people packed into the pub, which usually had a capacity of around 300. 

"Hello Hamilton...and the greater rural area", Andy said to the crowd. "Sorry we're late; the cows were milking well good."

And then it was over. At the end of the one song, they trio left the stage and it was over.

- Newshub