Capital Blues Inc is pleased to welcome The Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble (KVMe) to Roomfulla Blues at Hotel Bristol on Thursday 19 October. Show starts 8.30 pm. FREE ENTRY!
The gig will feature latest new member of the group, Carol Bean bringing fresh music and style to the band. Lately the Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble (KVMe) has dropped the Jug Band (JB) appellation as they have widened their repertoire beyond the jug genre and are now promoting themselves as the Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble (KVMe).
- Neil Worboys – Vocals, banjo, mandolin, blues harps, kazoo, jug, whoops
- Carol Bean – Vocals, guitar, mandolin, hollers
- Maurice Priestley – Mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocalisations, kazoo, jug, sounds
- Bill Wood – Vocals, Tea-chest bass, dobro, harmonised vocalisations
- Stevo Carlyle – Vocals, guitar, washboard, tea-chest bass, squeeze box, harmonised vocalisations.
The Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band (KVMeJB) was born In July 2013 with chromosomes donated by Pip Payne, Neil Worboys, Bill Wood, Maurice Priestley and Stevo Carlyle.
Before the band had their first practice they were booked to play at Jazz and Blues Festivals in Palmy North and Upper Hutt in 2014 by entrepreneur Roger Fox. Irregular gigs at the Kelburn Village pub and the Thunderbird Cafe kept the requisite kazoo, tea-chest bass and lagerphone skills honed and they added gigs at the Rogue and Vagabond, The RoomFullaBlues at the Bristol, MOON, and the Cross Creek Blues Club in the ‘rapa later that year.
2015 started with a Meridians Gardens Magic Concert at the Wellington Botanical Gardens sharing the bill with the afore mentioned reformed Bulldogs All-Star Goodtime Band. This led to the KVMeJB being invited to entertain the film crew on the set of Disney film Pete’s Dragon. Another highlight for the KVMeJB that year was being invited to present their own concert on the programme of the Wellington Folk Festival.
The year finished off with the band recording and releasing a Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band LP CD, Stomp Around the Floor. The songs on the album represent a sample of the music they play including songs of Robert Johnson, Leadbelly and other inspirational pioneers of blues and jug band music alongside original material by Pip, Neil and Stevo.
The end of 2015 saw Pip moving out of the band and moving on and 2016 saw Carol Bean moving in and installing her own moving trunk load of string band songs and experience.
Phone: Neil Worboys 027 257 9889, Maurice Priestley 021 552 933