Spring fling

Arts on Wed­nes­day is into another sea­son with blues-jazz pair the Raven­mavens, spark­ing some spring fever

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Massey’s Arts on Wed­nes­day pro­gramme is back up and run­ning with another eclec­tic weekly pro­gramme.

For the next four weeks there’s live mu­sic, per­for­mance art from Massey artist in res­i­dence Stephen Bain, and live theatre.

Next Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 23 is the spring equinox – of­fi­cial first day of spring.

It falls to the Raven­mavens, the Welling­ton jazz and blues pair­ing of Cindy Mug­geridge and Mar­ian Carter, to shake a few spring tail­feath­ers in the Black Sheep Theatre on Univer­sity Ave.

Long a part of the wider Welling­ton mu­sic scene, Cindy is a vo­cal­ist and key­board player ex­traor­di­naire who has per­formed many a gig at the Celtic as a mem­ber of the Mojo Mama blues band with ex-pat Palmy-naut Laura Collins.

Orig­i­nally from Man­hat­tan, Mar­ian is a multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist who blows a mean clar­inet and sings her heart out. She may be re­mem­bered as a mem­ber of acous­tic mu­sic out­fit Un­re­solved as…! that played Toko­maru’s Bent Horse­shoe back in 2013.

With a dis­tinc­tive sound and a reper­toire based around ever­green, bright and breezy, jazzy songs, these two fun-lov­ing per­form­ers bring a sassy, happy-go-lucky ap­proach to their mu­sic.

The free lunchtime gig in the Wool Build­ing’s Black Sheep Theatre from 12.30 – 1.30pm should meet all the re­quire­ments of a ‘Welcome to Spring’ fling.

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