Gigs

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at The Boathouse, Nelson
21 July 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Boathouse, Blenheim
22 July 2017
Too Many Chiefs at the Bent Horseshoe
4 August 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Greytown Little Theatre
5 August 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Lido
12 August 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Raglan Club
29 September 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the 4th Wall, New Plymouth
30 September 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Whanganui Jazz Club
1 October 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at The Pumphouse, Takapuna
10 November 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Ban at Artworks Theatre, Waiheke
11 November 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Pavilion, Days Bay
26 November 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Lido
9 December 2017
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the 4th Wall, New Plymouth

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Heading back to the fabulous 4th Wall.

Collins, who is known for being an energetic front woman, likes to move between ballsy blues and soulful ballads, making them her own. She says "I'm really happy that the album has caught what I love about this band - the enormous fun and energy we have when we're playing."

At the 4th Wall Theatre on Saturday the 1st October you'll no doubt hear Nina Simone, Koko Taylor, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt and Laura's take on some unsuspecting men, Bill Withers and BB King amongst them.

Laura says "Blues comes straight from the heart and that’s just how I like it, it’s accessible, joyful, heart full music and not only that it makes me want to move – what’s not to like?”

Laura's band are all long time players in the Wellington and National music scene.
Wayne Mason, well-known singer songwriter, is also one hell of a fine boogie piano player and we’re lucky enough to have him ‘firing it up’ on our behalf. Think Fats Domino, think Dr John, think Professor Longhair and you’ll be in the right honky tonk.

On guitar John O’Connor is making it sing, a man of long time fame in the Wellington music scene (he's worked with Kiri Te Kanawa, Mark Williams, BB King, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley). He’s a pedal free man, it’s all in his fingers – just masterful.

In the engine room George Barris on upright bass (in his early days part of ‘Highway) is joined by Pete Cogswell on the ‘back porch’ drums. “Having a pulled back rhythm section just allows us to be lower volume and bring a really warm vocal led sound. We’ll still make you want to dance though, this band just swings. Head down to the 4th Wall, if you love it 'live'!"



Quote from Review from Manawatu Standard June 2nd, 2014

"The Back Porch Band had a great feel about it ranging from solidly funky to gloriously gospel, their backing vocals superbly supporting this sassy songstress. With each number given a highly original blues sound, this band fairly rocked the joint..."




Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band, Saturday 30th September, 4th Wall Theatre, show from 7.30pm, bookings 4th Wall Theatre tickets $25.
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