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Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band and Guests
Saturday, 11 October 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Back with the Blues – with special guests Andrew London and Terry Casey.
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are coming back for another night at the services club in Eastbourne with special guests Andrew London and Terry Casey on Saturday 11th October at Eastbourne Sports and Services Club, Sports complex, South End Tuatoru Street, Eastbourne.
The plan remains the same – an evening of boogie and blues with an emphasis on keeping it danceable. “We don’t need to be loud to groove! ” This time we’re bringing back Andrew London, because we just can’t get enough of him, and also Terry Casey (another Hutt lad), fabulous soulful harmonica player and master of cheek.
Laura, known for soulful vocals and giving an emphasis to entertainment says “I’m ready to celebrate Spring so I’m bringing out my favourite bluesmen and I know they will make the house jump”.
One of those talents is Wayne Mason, a well-known Kiwi songwriter in his other life, also one hell of a stonkin’ boogie blues piano player. So look out for wild solos with a wonderful sense of abandon. Matthew Newman, originally from Portland Oregon on guitar, moves between adding funk to handing out heart-wrenching solos with ease. In the engine room George Barris (long time NZ player, of early fame in the band ‘Highway’) on mellow upright bass and Pete Cogswell on Back Porch Drums.
You can expect a little Etta James, some Bonnie Raitt, some Muddy Waters and many more favourites, a whole lot of cheek, some fine playing and a good old southern time on the back porch.
Saturday 11th October, doors open 7.30pm, show from 8.00pm, Eastbourne Sports & Services Club,sports complex, South End Tuatoru Street, Eastbourne. Tickets $20 on sale on Eventfinder, then the rest on the door (capped at 80 so we’ve got room to dance, so do the pre-sales if you want to be sure). Bar on site, snacks on sale.
Bring your dancing shoes, your best frock and we’ll provide the good time!