Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Blues back @ the Block

20 February 2006

Blues back @ the Block

Blues is back at Blockhouse Bay, with the Midge Marsden Band performing a blistering set with help from the Grant Winterburn Experience on 3 March.

The free concert is part of Auckland City's Music in Parks series and runs from 6pm-9.30pm at Blockhouse Bay Beach Reserve.

Midge Marsden remains the number one rhythm and blues artist in New Zealand today. The singer, blues harp maestro and performer extraordinaire is virtually without equal here and, with a career spanning four decades, he has played thousands of concerts to countless people and performed with some of the world's best musicians.

Midge was voted New Zealand Entertainer Of The Year in 1990 and his critically acclaimed album "Burning Rain" went gold in 1991. He has toured the United States numerous times and played with musicians including "Mississippi" Willie Foster, Bobby Mack, Ronnie Taylor, "Aussie" Dave Boyle and Julie Anne Banks, all of whom have toured New Zealand with him.

When not on tour, Midge teaches the history of popular music to young up and coming musicians at the Waikato Institute of Technology.

Midge recently made the 2006 New Year's Honours List, becoming a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

The Grant Winterburn Experience is a must see - as Australasia's leading exponent of Hammond organ jazz, Grant Winterburn re-creates the passion of the 1960s heyday of jazz and funk showmanship.

Grant's talent and career achievements have placed him at the forefront of New Zealand jazz performance. He headlined at both the 2004 Tauranga Jazz and the Wellington International Jazz festivals, was the musical director of the hit production of The Rocky Horror Show, and was the Auckland guest artist invited to perform at the 2005 Wellington Summer City concert series.

Music in Parks concerts are produced by Auckland City, with support from Radioworks. They are just some of more than 60 free events provided by Auckland City as part of the Ak@Play summer events programme. Listen to Solid Gold 93.4FM for more details or check out www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/mips .


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election