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Blues rock stalwarts to play at newest Gisborne event

Press Release from Lazy 50 – October 2016

Blues rock stalwarts to play at newest Gisborne Wine and Food Weekend event

Revellers at Beats Bites N Brews will be entertained by Gisborne blues rock royalty when Lazy 50 hits the stage at Gisborne’s newest wine and food weekend event.

Being only six months old Lazy 50 is the new band on the block, but the pedigree of the band dates back decades.

Early this year lead guitarist, vocalist and song writer Adrian Athy’s band The Broken Stone faced the fate of many bands with work commitments seeing them part ways.

The Broken Stone, known for their guitar driven blues rock tunes, headlined the Gisborne Wine and Food Festival in 2014, before performing at the Rotorua Blues Festival in 2015.

When Pete Te Kani’s band The Timelords came to an end not long after, the scene was set for the combining of two massive talents of the Gisborne music scene and the formation of Lazy 50.

Pete is well known for his rhythmic bass guitar and soulful singing. He’s also a master at musical arrangement which shows in the tight and funky sound coming out of Lazy 50.

Lazy 50’s music harks back to the original blues rock of the 70s along the lines of Cream and early Rolling Stones, enhanced with a healthy dose of East Coast funk in the bass lines, rocking rhythm drumbeats and screaming guitar leads that are guaranteed to have the dancefloor humming.

Adrian says that the band are excited to part of this new event N Brews as they launch what we think is an exciting new edition to the Gisborne Wine and Food Weekend.”

Beats Bites N Brews is an event in the Gisborne Wine and Food Weekend. Gisborne Wine and Food Weekend is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. www.gisbornewineandfood.co.nz.


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