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Whakaipo Lodge Summer Concert

Join us for the best little gig of the Summer and also help a very worthy cause - Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Service.
TWO great bands - music legends, Laura Collins & the Back Porch Blues Band, will perform their very own back porch blend of acoustic blues. You can expect to hear a little BB, a little Koko, some Muddy Waters and many more with soulful vocals, sweet guitar solos, honky tonk style piano, warm upright bass and percussive drums.
Also featured are our fabulous regulars, Andrew & Kirsten London, with their unique blend of humour, satire, poignancy & pathos.
Bring along a sunhat, sun umbrella or small gazebo, picnic & rug. Refreshments will be for sale from our Taupo foodie heroes.
Don't delay. Tickets are seriously limited. Buy yours now!

More band info:
The Back Porch Boys are all journeymen who have played many juke joints in their time. 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 the NZSO, Kiri Te Kanawa, Mark Williams, Ron Goodwin, 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.

Andrew London is primarily a songwriter and satirist and performs most often solo or duo (with Kirsten London on bass), or with his Andrew London Trio. His songs explore social and political themes and although humour and satire is very much to the fore, poignancy and pathos are often not far away. Andrew has released over a dozen albums of (mostly) original material; some with a trio called Hot Club Sandwich, some with a country band called The Cattlestops, and some as the Andrew London Trio.

  • Sat 25 Feb, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Ticket information:
General Admission: $45.00
Whakaipo Lodge
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