Gigs

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band with special guest Andrew London in Eastbourne
11 October 2014
Too Many Chiefs - at Aratoi Gallery, Masterton
9 November 2014
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Lido
15 November 2014
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band with special guest Andrew London in Eastbourne

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dressed up, Back Porch Blues

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band with special guest Andrew London will be dishin' up some dressed up, back porch blues on Saturday 11th October at Eastbourne Sports and Services Club, Sports complex, South End Tuatoru Street, Eastbourne.

This is the first in a series of three for the year, Laura is going to bring a different guest each time and says ‘our plan is an evening of boogie and blues with an emphasis on keeping it danceable. Consider this a trip to the honky tonk and you’re probably on the right track!

Laura Collins, known for her soulful vocal delivery and on-stage energy giving it sass, cheek and heart in equal measure says “I’m all about putting on a show. I’m lucky enough to be playing with some men who are huge talents, I enjoy working with them just so I get to listen to them".

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 wild solos with a wonderful sense of abandon. Matthew Newman, originally from Portland Oregon on guitar, moves between adding funk to handing out heart-wrenching solos with ease.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.

Very special guest for this night is Andrew London, who you are likely to know for his jazz trio, his hilarious comical tunes and fabulous showmanship, however tonight he’ll be all about dirty rock n roll – hidden talents will be revealed!

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”.

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 dressed up, toe-tapping, good old southern time on the back porch.

Saturday 11th October


Doors open 7.30pm, show from 8.00pm, Eastbourne Sports & Services Club,sports complex, South End Tuatoru Street, Eastbourne.Tickets $15 on the door, Bar on site, snacks on sale. Bring your dancing shoes, your best frock and we’ll provide the good time!

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