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Sat 1 May 2010, 4:00pm

Where: Volcano Radio, Level 4, Shadbolt House, 30 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: volcano

Surf Swamp music from the Capitals Lagoon - live to air!

The Mantarays are Anthony Donaldson – Percussion ( Six Volts, Village of the Idiots); Nigel Patterson – Organ (The Blackseeds, Fly my Pretties); and Daniel Beban – Guitar (Orchestra of Spheres, The Rubbernecks) .

Playing the kind of music suited perfectly to Lytteltons surroundings, with elements of Swampy and very groove based instrumentals, their music evokes imagery of misty mysterious port nights and creatures from a black lagoon.

They are also definitely a great dance act, at times bringing you back to the teen-beat of the late 50's early 60's, listening to bands like the Ventures and Tremolos with wailing vocals.

With Influences like Bo Didley, Lee Borsey, Little Richards, the Meters and Chants R+B coming across in there sound they are definitely a band you shouldn't miss in 2010.

“The Mantarays are an exciting band, blending the grooviest parts of Garage, Surf and Swamp blues, with wailing psychedelic organ, throbbing drums, and the smoothest dirty blues guitar you will hear in this country.” Ryan Prebble of Fly my Pretties and Spartacus R.