Gigs

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Cafe Royale, Palmerston North
12 June 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues at the Old Mill, Napier
13 June 2015
Southern Sunday Special with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Bands plus The Superheaters!
21 June 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band at the Pavilion Cafe, Days Bay
12 July 2015
Too Many Chiefs Tour
from 16 Jul 2015
to 19 Jul 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Lido Cafe, Wellington
8 August 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
20 August 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Uxbridge Centre for Arts & Culture, Auckland
21 August 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Te Puna War Memorial Hall, Tauranga
22 August 2015
Southern Sunday Special with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Bands plus Australian Bluesman Lloyd Spiegel!
13 September 2015
Too many chiefs - South Island Tour
from 24 Sep 2015
to 3 Oct 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Lido Cafe, Wellington
14 November 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band, The Boathouse, Nelson
20 November 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Dharma Shed
21 November 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Cafe Royale, Palmerston North

Friday, June 12, 2015

Makin' the house jump with Back Porch Blues at Cafe Royale

Wellington based Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading to Cafe Royale, Palmerston North on Friday 12th June ready to 'make the house jump'.

Laura Collins, known for her soulful vocal delivery, on-stage energy and emphasis on entertainment says ďIím all about putting on a show. Iím lucky enough to be playing with some men who are huge talents, they've all played many a juke joint in their time".

One of those talents is Wayne Mason, a well-known Kiwi songwriter in his other life, also one hell of a stonkiní boogie blues piano player. So look out for 'Mad Professor' style wild solos with a wonderful sense of abandon. John O'Connor on guitar has worked with many of New Zealandís well-known musicians and is considered one of New Zealandís guitar legends. He has played and recorded with many well known artists including BB King, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley.
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.

Laura says "Weíre about keeping it mellow and easy on the ears, but weíll still make you want to dance. We've been messing with some great tunes, expect Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Fats Domino and you're in the right honky tonk. We'll have our soulful moments but we're also heading out to make the house jump".

Quote from Review from Manawatu Standard June 2nd, 2014
"The Back Porch Band had a great feel about it ranging from solidly funky to gloriously gospel, their backing vocals superbly supporting this sassy songstress. With each number given a highly original blues sound, this band fairly rocked the joint..."


Friday 12th June, Cafe Royale (Square Edge Arts Centre, 47 The Square, Palmerston North, book for dinner prior (06.354.7479), show from 7.00 - 9.30pm, tickets $20 on the door

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