Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Havelock
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Keeping the blues 'live' on the lawn!
Wellington based Laura Collins and her Back Porch Blues Band will be keeping the blues 'live' on the lawn at Kaituna Ridges on Sunday 25th February.
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 be out of your seats, this band just swings.
You will likely 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, on the lawn, Kaituna Ridges, 76 Readers Road, Havelock, Sunday 25th February, 2018, show from 6.00pm, $15 on the door, kids are free. (Wet weather plan - in the wool shed!). For more information contact Paul and Muff Newton on firstname.lastname@example.org.