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Laura Collins and The Back Porch Blues Band


Sat 9 Dec 2017, 8:30pm–10:30pm

Where: The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Laura Collins

Blues to the Temple for Xmas with bells on – saxophone that is!

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading back to the Third Eye – Tuatara’s Temple of Taste, this time with special guest James Tait-Jamieson on saxophone bringing a little something extra for Xmas. Who needs Xmas bells when you can have saxophone!

“This is our last gig for 2017 and time to ‘shake the tail feather’. We’re going to take our honky tonk approach again at the Third Eye and have loungin’ and listening at the front and room for dancing at the back” Laura says.

No doubt the night will be defined by the players, none of whom are couch dwellers when it comes to their music. Wayne Mason will be firing it up on the keys, bringing boogie and blues joy, think Fats Domino, Professor Longhair and you’ll be in the right honky tonk. John O’Connor will be ‘letting loose’, a masterful, pedal-free guitarist who’s played with everyone along the way, from BB King to Kiri Te Kanawa. In the engine room George Barris on warm upright bass (in his early days part of ‘Highway) is joined by Pete Cogswell on the ‘back porch’ drums.

James Tait-Jamieson, well known in the Wellington and National Jazz scene, he’s an all-round showman himself, does a ‘mean’ Sinatra, but on this night he’ll be adding our ‘xmas bling’ with stonkin’ly good saxophone – can’t wait!

Collins, who is known for being an engaging front woman, likes to move between ballsy blues and soulful ballads, making them her own. You'll no doubt hear a little Nina Simone, a little Etta James and Laura's take on some unsuspecting men.

Laura and the Back Porch Blues Band with special guest James Tait-Jamieson, will be adding their own brand of blues, boogie, soul and swing to The Third Eye – Tuatara’s Temple of Taste Third Eye on Saturday December 9th.

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band, Saturday December 9th, The Third Eye - Tuatara’s Temple of Taste, 30 Arthur Street, Wellington, doors open upstairs from 8pm, show 8:30 – 10:30pm.

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