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Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band

Where: Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St, Carterton, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $33.25 ($30.00 + $3.25 fees)
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Listed by: CartertonBO

The Blues Train is rolling in to the Carterton Events Centre bringing with it Laura Collins and the back porch blues band.
This band is dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment. A night out with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band is a joyful celebration of why we need to keep music live. This will be the band’s first time performing in Carterton, after packing venues in Greytown and Featherston in previous years.

On Friday 24 July expect to hear a little Fats Domino, Beth Hart, Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simone, John Lee Hooker, and some of Laura’s own, 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?”

Laura, who is up front, sassy and soulful 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. Wayne Mason, known for being one of our much loved New Zealand singer songwriters, will be burning it up on the keys, beside him lead guitar, John O’Connor, he’s played with everyone 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.

Tickets are on sale now at for the show on 24 July. While the bar and light refreshments will be available, we encourage everyone coming to the show to check out Carterton’s eateries before the show.

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