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Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band
20
/ May
Saturday
2017

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band

Price
$20

Wellington based Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment.

 

Collins, who is known for being an engaging front woman, likes to move between ballsy blues and soulful ballads, making them her own. You’ll no doubt hear a little Nina Simone, a little Etta James and Laura’s take on some unsuspecting men. 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, also one hell of a fine boogie piano player ‘firing it up’ on their behalf. Think Fats Domino, think Dr John, think Professor Longhair and you’ll be in the right honky tonk.

 

John O’Connor, a masterful, pedal-free guitarist who’s played with everyone along the way, from BB King to Kiri Te Kanawa. In the engine room George Barris on warm 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 make you want to dance though, this band just swings.”

 

Let the Back Porch Blues Band will bring blues, ballads, banter and bling. Expect an excellent night out.

 

Links to videos of the band live in 2016:

 

Nothing like this man

 

Hound Dog

 

Call the Doctor

 

 

Interview with Jessie Mulligan on Radio NZ in 2016

 

Reviews:

 

Reviewed in the Cook Island New – 2016. Read the full review here:
http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/local/item/60474-visiting-band-turns-on-top-class-entertainment

 

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…”