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Fri 21 Oct 2016, 9:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Blue Smoke, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Fridays are free for all good old-fashioned fun, presenting bands that hold the beat, that shakes the floorboards and rocks the rafters. Barroom bands playing blues, soul, rock'n'roll, country and classic hits.

We bring you players that are here to put it down and work for your late night dance floor frenzy and your raucous barroom banter.

On Friday the 21st of October, we present 'Stomping Nick Jackman', a one-man-band from Lyttelton, New Zealand, who fuses primitive garage punk with blues and Appalachian folk. His sound has been described as “pounding rhythms, searing blasts of harmonica, and a gutsy roar that reach back decades beyond the last fad.”

Stomping Nick sings and plays harmonica, guitar and drums all at the same time, the old school way, without the aid of loop pedals, backing tracks, or any of those other fancy tricks. The harmonica is Nick’s weapon of choice and a number of influences shape his harmonica style. As well as the blues harp masters such as Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson, other influences as diverse as bluegrass fiddle and Jimi Hendrix can be heard when Stomping Nick gets his jaw swinging.

Underpinning the harmonica, Nick’s feet and hands provide a solid rumble of drums and growling guitar to get the people in the groove, while he sings, amongst other things, songs about trains and train wrecks, magic whiskey, getting high, sinking low, and dancing with the devil.

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