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When:

Sun 23 Sep 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Te Puna Quarry Park, 200 Te Puna Quarry Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Tickets: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: rosaleen holmes

Lovin’ the blues live at Te Puna Quarry Park Gallery.

Wellington based Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading back to play Te Puna Quarry Park Gallery, Tauranga on Sunday 23rd September. They’ll be loving the blues ‘live’ as always.

This band are dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment.

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.

Wayne Mason well-known singer songwriter, also one hell of a fine boogie piano player ‘firing it up’ on their behalf. Think Fats Domino, think Dr John, think Professor Longhair and you’ll be in the right honky tonk.

John O’Connor will be ‘eating it up’ on lead guitar, never self-indulgent – just soulful and astonishing. He’s played with everyone along the way, from BB King to Kiri Te Kanawa.

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 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. Laura says "Blues comes straight from the heart and that’s just how I like it, it’s accessible, joyful, heart full music and not only that it makes me want to move – what’s not to like?”

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 Bandplay the Te Puna Quarry Park Gallery, Sunday 23rdSeptember, 2018, show from 7.30pm.

Please contact Rosie for bookings or enquiries: waharaurosie@gmail.com or 07 5526291.

It is best to reserve seats before the event as seats are limited. But you can pay at the door. Doors open at 7. 00pm. Tea and coffee and cake complimentary at the interval.

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