Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Pavilion, Days Bay
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Blues with bells on
Laura Collins and her Back Porch Blues Band are bringing their warm brand of the blues back to Days Bay on Sunday 9th December. They’ll be bringing high energy blues, boogie, banter and bling ‘with bells on’ to celebrate the arrival of Summer and Xmas on the horizon.
Laura, who is up front from the very start, with high energy, cheek and vocal strength leads and celebrates her band – and gives them licence to shine. And shine they do, with Wayne Mason, master of boogie ‘burning it up’ on the keys and adding his iconic voice to the vocal mix and John O’Connor, ‘eating it up’ on lead guitar, never self-indulgent – just soulful and astonishing.
The rhythm section brings a warm acoustic volume with George Barris on tasty upright bass and Peter Cogswell on the ‘back porch’ drums proving that you don’t need to be loud to groove.
Expect to hear a little Fats Domino, Beth Hart, Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simone, John Lee Hooker, some of Laura’s own and others she can put her stamp on, all with their roots in the blues.
This band is a combination of ‘old hands’ who have been making music a long time, absolutely revelling in the playing. A night out with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band is a joyful celebration of why we would ‘keep the music live’.
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band, 6 – 8pm, Sunday 9th December 2018, Days Bay Pavilion Café, book for dinner on 562 7775. This gig will be out in the marquee – with the sides up or down – weather dependent!