Mahia Blackmore and the Paradise band

Influenced by great artists like Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Katie Webster the Lady of Rhythm & Blues ‘Mama Blue’ Mahia Blackmore is no stranger to the local music industry. She has a “voice that will pin you to the wall – big, bold, sassy, warm & soulful”. Mahia Blackmore and Arnold Tihema– vocals; Alf Kereama-guitar; Jamie Taite Jamieson-piano /sax; Mac McKinnon– bass, Shane Blackmore– drums