' Blues & Jazz '

Date  October 12, 2019End date  October 12, 2019Details  Balcairn Hall, Sat 12 October
' Celebrating 'Joyful Sounds Music- Learning for Life'- over 20 years of service in music & education with 'Muddy Mama Blues Band' from Christchurch delivering a rich blend of Instrumental and vocal blues and jazz, from 1914 to the present. Guaranteed to move your heart and body, and provide uplifting musical pleasure!
Space to dance- no stilettos- thank you. Alcohol-free event.
Doors open at 7 pm for 7.30 pm start. Cost: $20, (or ask about family/ unwaged discounts).Tickets from Sigrid McTurk 03 3129 208 or musicsigrid@gmail.com, or limited door sales.

Muddy Mama Blues Band - Profile
We plan to tug at your heartstrings, maybe tempt a tear, make you laugh, dance, applaud, and most of all ensure you have fun.
The Muddy Mama Blues Band delivers an edgy, unrestrained blend of blues and jazz from 1914 through to and driving past 2014, pulling out a ton of blues and jazz.
The band features the vocals of front-woman Judi Smitheram, exuberant keyboard player Mary Ruston, bass powerhouse Tim Wilkinson, Geoff Low showing his versatility on soprano saxophone. Lynden Jackson keeps the band tight with his rhythmic drumming which will have us swinging through the songs. Talented blues harp player Larry Milnes will be adding that wavering groove that soars to add those juicy dynamics. The band holds down a smouldering groove behind Judis sultry, bluesy voice and passionate stage presence.
Their cover versions are choice and eclectic, including songs by Beth Hart, Melody Gardot, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Etta James, Caro Emerald, Alberta Hunter, Nancy Sinatra and other favourite sirens. They take a song, honour its origins, and then make it their own with drop-dead vocals and foot-stomping, hip-swaying rhythms.
With their entertaining stage show, expert musicianship, unique sound and an intrinsic sense of fun and enjoyment of the music they share, the band will get the audience tapping their toes and moving to the beat. However dont be surprised to hear some quieter, intimate moments.
Location  BalcairnPhone  02102250705Wheelchair Accessible  Wheelchair Toilets