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