Cry wolf to howl at fes­ti­val

Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On -

A Mata­mata man’s gui­tar will howl on Fe­bru­ary 27 when Mur­ray Wills takes to the stage in his daugh­ter’s band, Cry Wolf, at the Oko­roire Blues Fes­ti­val.

The show will be a change of scenery for Wills who nor­mally plays lead gui­tar with a lo­cal band, Shades of Grey.

Wills, the pres­i­dent of the Hamil­ton Blues So­ci­ety, said he in­her­ited his love of mu­sic from his par­ents Ian and Les­ley Wills. His late mum played pi­ano for dozens of Mata­mata Op­er­atic So­ci­ety shows and was pres­i­dent of the so­ci­ety.

Wills will be play­ing Stormy Mon­day by Gary Moore and the band will also per­form Moore’s Still got the blues for you, as well as cov­er­ing Eric Clap­ton and some other mod­ern blues bands.

The an­nual blues fes­ti­val will have over 15 bands per­form, with The Re­cliner Rock­ers head­lin­ing and the event’s or­gan­iser, Neil Rans­feild, singing some clas­sic rock with his Hamil­ton based band Shot­gun to close out the night.

There will be door sales only, which are $20, and free camp­ing at the Oko­roire Ho­tel on 18 Somerville Rd from Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 26.

The Fe­bru­ary 27 event starts at lunchtime and will run to at least 11pm.

PHOTO: ABBY BROWN/ FAIRFAX NZ

Mur­ray Wills will be per­form­ing in his daugh­ter’s band, Cry Wolf, at the Oko­roire blues fes­ti­val.

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