Gigs

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the 4th Wall, New Plymouth
28 February 2015
Laura sings at the Vatican
8 March 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band, Lido Cafe, Wellington
21 March 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band at the Pavilion Cafe, Days Bay
26 April 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Lido Cafe
23 May 2015
Sunday Southern Special with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Band and special guest
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
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 at the 4th Wall, New Plymouth

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band

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 the NZSO, Kiri Te Kanawa, Mark Williams, Ron Goodwin, 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 having a more acoustic rhythm section allows the band to stay at an easy volume ďIt doesnít need to be loud to groove, this is a vocals led band and Iím all about finding the heart of the song. Weíre about keeping it mellow, easy on the ears, but weíll still make you want to dance. I'm ready to celebrate Summer and I'm bringing my favourite bluesmen and I know they will make the house jump."
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.

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..."


4th Wall, New Plymouth - more details to come

This content comes from a hidden element on this page.

The inline option preserves bound JavaScript events and changes, and it puts the content back where it came from when it is closed.

If you try to open a new Colorbox while it is already open, it will update itself with the new content.