Bluesy Blon­des in the pink

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When two blon­des had lunch to­gether, they re­solved to meet next time on stage.

‘‘I miss singing blues,’’ said Erna Ferry. ‘‘Bor­row my band,’’ said Julie Lamb. ‘‘You join in too,’’ was the re­ply. ‘‘We could be two bluesy blon­des.’’ The two blon­des, same hair colour but dif­fer­ent blues styles, will be per­form­ing at The Globe on Fri­day May 13 at 8pm.

Erna Ferry is a para­mount jazz and blues singer with a stel­lar ex­pe­ri­ence in many styles of mu­si­cal per­for­mance. She’s per­formed at all lead­ing jazz fes­ti­vals through­out New Zealand and her ca­reer high­lights in­clude win­ning the Welling­ton Jazz Quest, sup­port­ing Amer­i­can vo­cal­ist Al Jar­reau, as well as tour­ing with lead­ing Amer­i­can jazz and blues per­form­ers.

Erna has four al­bums to her credit – the lat­est re­leased this year is en­ti­tled Wild About You.

She has the abil­ity to grab the crowd and make them hers. Whether she’s singing a slow sul­try bal­lad or belt­ing out a swing­ing blues num­ber, you’re in no doubt that Erna is giv­ing the song her ut­most.

Julie Lamb’s ca­reer ex­tends from writ­ing, per­form­ing and record­ing orig­i­nal mu­sic, to form­ing and pro­mot­ing bands and choirs and or­gan­is­ing and di­rect­ing multi-band mu­sic events.

She has writ­ten and recorded three ac­claimed al­bums, the lat­est de­buted at Num­ber 10 on the New Zealand Mu­sic Charts.

Two Bluesy Blon­des pro­vides Julie the op­por­tu­nity to re­visit her blues style and hang out on stage with one of her heroes. Her fab­u­lous band – with or with­out wigs – are An­drew Richard­son (drums), Cal­lum Ha­zlitt-Black (bass), Deane Hunter (gui­tar), Pi­eter Bos (keys) and An­drew Clous­ton (sax­o­phone).

Bluesy Blon­des, Erna Ferry and Julie Lamb.

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