Trudy Lile & Mojave - Jan 13th
New Zealand born jazz flutist and vocalist Trudy Lile is well known to audiences around New Zealand jazz festivals, and has been a regular feature to Coopers Creek audiences, performing with her band Mojave who are considered some of New Zealand’s finest professional jazz musicians. The repertoire is a fresh, sophisticated and energetic blend of great things jazz and latin with a warm infectious groove delivered with cheek and wit! www.trudylile.co.nz
Blue Fusion – Jan 20th
Crunchy blues with a soulful centre is what Auckland band Blue Fusion deliver, covering a wide variety of styles and genres. Blue Fusion are : Robert O’Donnell on guitar and vocals, Graeme Webb on guitar, Mal Smith on keyboards, Rick Cotter on drums and vocals and Greg O’Donnell on bass and vocals.
The band plays cool interpretations of the “swampy blues” sound featuring the music of artists from the American Southern States such as Tony Joe White, JJ Cale and Leroy Parnell, Johnny Lang, Eric Clapton, etc
The De Sotos - Jan 27th
Fuelled by a powerful blend of rock-infused country blues, The DeSotos combine rich harmonies with reverberant guitar sounds, chunky bass runs and warm flourishes of Hammond organ. Alt Americana Country, NZ style. 'Shadow of Love' Paul's new solo album recorded with The DeSotos was released in April 2017 and gained strong critical acclaim. The DeSotos are: Paul Gurney – lead vocals, guitars, blues harp; Stuart McIntyre – bass, vocals; Ron Stevens – Hammond, keyboards, vocals; Michael Burrows – drums, vocals. www.facebook.com/thedesotos www.thedesotos.com