Christchurch Folk Music Club

Muddy Mama’s Blues Band

17 May 2020 $10 Members $15 Non-members $5 Students with ID


Tinged with a bluesy hue, revelling in the diverse, a bit of the unexpected, sustained by the much loved and familiar, Muddy Mama’s offer a night to enjoy and relish. Live & bluesy – seasoned with jazz – this concert is based on musical partnerships, and the sheer love of great song choices.

Judi Smitheram doesn’t merely sing about love and loss; it is truly heart-felt. Her performance is gifted with genuine emotion, where her vocal power and obvious love of performing shine.

Mary Ruston, the dramatic doyenne of the piano bringing tones from the keys that are a dream to listen to, where you can relax, sit back and enjoy because without doubt Mary has those notes mastered.

Geoff Low, whose first love was jazz, creates soaring saxophone soundscapes. He has been playing wind instruments since he was seven and is long-time friends with the recorder, saxophone and clarinet.

Tim Wilkinson, Dr Tim, plays bass strings like they were made to be played, swinging between beefy sounds and sonorous cello-like qualities.

Lynden Jackson is the versatile drummer, consistently listenable, and can add intensity when needed, ultimately providing the dance beat for you to enjoy.

Davey Backyard, is one of the other personas of Christchurch Musician David Thorpe – AKA Li’l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine, The Harmonica Guy and many more! Davey has been playing in bars since the early 1990’s as well as playing weddings, festivals and functions.
Davey performs fresh interpretations of old classics and the blues harp his speciality.

You are invited to lose yourself in some wondrous blues and jazz rhythms, the aim is simple: great music, great fun. Join us as the band holds down a smouldering groove behind Judi’s sultry, bluesy voice and passionate stage presence, for this concert designed to showcase talents and the love of song in a sincere spirit of musical expression.

Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.

DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.

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