Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 29th March 2019
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band at the Boathouse, Nelson Friday 29th March, tickets $20 on the door, doors 7.30pm and show from 8.00pm
Cafe open from 5pm
Lovin’ the blues live at The Boathouse
Wellington based Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading back to play The Boathouse on Friday 29th March. They’ll be loving the blues ‘live’ as always.
This band are dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment.
Laura, who is up front from the very start, with high energy, cheek and vocal strength leads and celebrates her band – and gives them licence to shine. And shine they do, with Wayne Mason, master of boogie ‘burning it up’ on the keys and adding his iconic voice to the vocal mix. 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 will be ‘eating it up’ on lead guitar, never self-indulgent – just soulful and astonishing. He’s played with everyone along the way, from BB King to Kiri Te Kanawa.
The rhythm section brings a warm acoustic volume with George Barris on tasty upright bass and Peter Cogswell on the ‘back porch’ drums proving th