Blues boo­gie on itsway

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT'S ON - RICHARD MAYS

If the spring wet weather blues have taken hold, there’s an op­por­tu­nity to wash them away with a burst of the ‘true blues’.

This Saturday, the Hokowhitu Bowl­ing Club is host­ing vet­eran blues­mu­sos Shayn ’Hur­ri­cane’ Wills and Bull­frog Rata.

The in­domitable blues duo armed with gui­tars and har­mon­ica will be ac­com­pa­nied by drum­mer Ted Frick­le­ton and bass player ’Gen­tle­man’ Ge­orge Bar­ris.

Rata and Wills last played to­gether at the venue for the Bob Dy­lan tribute in May to great ac­claim, ac­cord­ing to the Bent Horse­shoe’s Steve Tol­ley. ‘‘What a great night that was. ‘‘These are two of the best blues­men in the coun­try, and backed by a great rhythm sec­tion, it’ll be one of the best nights of live blues all year.’’

Come along pre­pared to boo­gie to what Tol­ley said will be the ‘‘ul­ti­mate’’ blues show.

‘‘From con­tem­po­rary to tra­di­tional, acous­tic to elec­tric, stan­dards to orig­i­nals this show will have some­thing for ev­ery­one.’’

The con­cert kicks off at 7.30pm this Saturday at the Hokowhitu Bowl­ing Club on Al­bert St.

En­try is $20. Book­ings on 027 368 2367 or steve@ben­thorse­shoe.co.nz

Blues icon Shayn ‘Hur­ri­cane’ Wills will be per­form­ing with Bull­frog Rata and band at the Hokowhitu Bowl­ing Club.

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