Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band in Eastbourne
5 December 2015
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band in Eastbourne

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Back with the Blues

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are coming back for another night at the services club in Eastbourne on Saturday 5th December at Eastbourne Sports and Services Club, Sports complex, South End Tuatoru Street, Eastbourne.

The plan remains the same - an evening of boogie and blues with an emphasis on keeping it danceable. "We don't need to be loud to groove! "

One of those talents is Wayne Mason, a well-known Kiwi songwriter in his other life, also one hell of a stonkin’ 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 Zealand’s well-known musicians and is considered one of New Zealand’s 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 having a more acoustic rhythm section allows the band to stay at an easy volume “It doesn’t need to be loud to groove, this is a vocals led band and I’m all about finding the heart of the song. We’re about keeping it mellow, easy on the ears, but we’ll still make you want to dance. 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..."

Saturday 5th December, doors open 7.30pm, show from 8.00pm, Eastbourne Sports & Services Club,sports complex, South End Tuatoru Street, Eastbourne.Tickets $20 on sale on Eventfinder,

then the rest on the door (capped at 80 so we've got room to dance, so do the pre-sales if you want to be sure), Bar on site, snacks on sale.

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