Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band deliver their back porch blend of acoustic blues.
You can expect to hear a little BB, a little Koko, some Muddy Waters and many more with soulful vocals, sweet guitar solos, honky tonk style piano, warm upright bass and percussive drums.
The Back Porch Boys are all
journeymen who have played many juke joints in their time. One of those
talents is Wayne Mason, a well-known Kiwi songwriter in his other life, also
one hell of a stonkiní boogie blues piano player. So look out for 'Mad
Professor' style wild solos with a wonderful sense of abandon. John O'Connor on
guitar has worked with many of New Zealandís well-known musicians and is
considered one of New Zealandís guitar legends. He has played and recorded with
many well known artists including the NZSO, Kiri Te Kanawa, Mark Williams, Ron
Goodwin, BB King, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. In the engine room George Barris
(long time NZ player, of early fame in the band 'Highway') on mellow upright
bass and Pete Cogswell on Back Porch Drums.
Have a listen to Laura singing the blues by clicking on one of the videos to the right.