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Blues In the Night - Fifty Deadly Night Shades


Fri 25 Nov 2016, 7:30pm–10:30pm

Where: NBS Theatre, 105 Palmerston St, Westport, Buller

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • VIP Tables ( inc glass of wine + light nibbles): $40.00
  • General: $30.00
  • Student: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Scottish-born Folk Blues Jazz singer-songwriter Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell aka Ma Bell brings her travelling 'Pop-up' road show to the West Coast accompanied by a superb line-up of world class independent South Island musician/composers. Featuring Jon Maxim Hooker & James Wilkinson (ex Rua) on acoustic guitars, bass & vocals with special guests Danny Wilson on sax, flute and vocals and Johnny Bevan on piano/vocals.

With a hat full of lotions, potions and the wildest of notions Ma Bell takes centre stage introducing the infamous Madame Tragédie to tell the story of the blues in a musical odyssey that will lift you up to the dizziest of heights and cast you down into the darkest of nights in her search for a paradise lost.

Reviews: "When the magnificent Isabella Miller Bell strutted onto the stage with whip and wine in hand it was clearly showtime and what a show Ma Bell and her wonderful band of troubadours delivered." - (Shelley Topp N. Canterbury News 2016).

Review: "Jon Maxim Hooker & James Wilkinson treated the audience to a stunning display of guitar technique on Zeppelins Rain Song." - (Gerard Hudson Wellington Folk Festival 2005)

Join Madame Tragédie & Accomplices at Le Cabaret De La Vie (if you dare) for an evening of absolute world class Acoustic Blues, Jazz & Celtic Soul mingled with low Glaswegian banter, Vaudevillian Satire and Music Hall Theatre.

Not recommended for the fainthearted.