Gigs

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Greytown Little Theatre
28 May 2016
Live at VK's - Live album recording at VK's Comedy and Blues Bar
29 May 2016
Too Many Chiefs at Blenheim Boat House
14 July 2016
Too Many Chiefs at the Nelson Boathouse
15 July 2016
Too Many Chiefs at the Mussel Inn, Takaka
16 July 2016
Too Many Chiefs at Geraldine
21 July 2016
Too Many Chiefs at Ashburton Events Centre
22 July 2016
Too Many Chiefs at Mistlewood House Concert
23 July 2016
Too Many Chiefs - Christchurch Folk Music Club
24 July 2016
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Lido
13 August 2016
Too Many Chiefs at the 4th Wall, New Plymouth
19 August 2016
Too Many Chiefs - Palmerston North
20 August 2016
Too Many Chiefs at VK's Comedy and Blues Bar, Wellington
21 August 2016
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band in Taupo
30 September 2016
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the 4th Wall, New Plymouth
1 October 2016
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Whanganui Jazz Club
2 October 2016
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band - Driving South Tour
from 20 Oct 2016
to 23 Oct 2016
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at Greytown Little Theatre

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Blues, Ballads and Banter at Greytown Little Theatre

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are bringing blues, ballads and banter to Greytown Little Theatre on Saturday 28th May.
Wellington based Laura Collins is first and foremost an entertainer, she’s all about the show and having a good time with the audience. She likes to move between ballsy blues and soulful ballads, making them her own. You’ll hear Nina Simone, Koko Taylor, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt and Laura's take on some unsuspecting men, Muddy Waters and BB King amongst them.

Laura says "Blues comes straight from the heart and that’s just how I like it, it’s accessible, joyful, heart-full music and not only that it makes me want to move – what’s not to like?”

Laura's band are all long time players in the Wellington and national music scene.
Wayne Mason, well-known singer songwriter, is also one hell of a fine boogie piano player and we’re lucky enough to have him ‘firing it up’ on our behalf. Think Fats Domino, think Dr John, think Professor Longhair and you’ll be in the right honky tonk.

On guitar John O’Connor is making it sing, a man of long time fame in the Wellington music scene, he's worked with Kiri Te Kanawa, Mark Williams, BB King, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. He’s a pedal free man, it’s all in his fingers – just masterful.

In the engine room George Barris on upright bass (in his early days part of ‘Highway) is joined by Pete Cogswell on the ‘back porch’ drums. “Having a pulled back rhythm section just allows us to be lower volume and bring a really warm vocal led sound. We’ll still 'bring out the boogie' though, this band just swings".

Look out Greytown, expect a whole lot of blues, boogie and banter for your Saturday night!

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..."



Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band, Saturday 28th May, Greytown Little Theatre, bookings at Village Art Shop, remainder on the door, show from 8.00 - 10.30pm, byo refreshments , tickets $20.
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