The Strait Shooters


Returning to the festival this year are The Strait Shooters. Hailing from Dunedin, Wellington and New Plymouth this is a band forging a path of their own with their own original music.

The album ‘That’s All We Have Time For’ was followed up this year by an album called ‘Sing it Chap’ from The Murray Brothers. The Murray Brothers are both members of The Strait Shooters, and the band shares the same awesome rhythm section of Mark ‘Tom Tom’ Thomas on drums, and Aaron ‘The Funky Chief’ Nonoa on bass and vocals – so you can expect to hear songs from both albums. And, both albums featured in the New Zealand Top 20.

Also featuring Warwick ‘Electrolux’ Murray on guitar, harmonica and vocals; Ramblin’ Rick Stringer on Keyboards, Harmonica and vocals; QT Lee on keyboards and vocals; and Stafford Murray on lead guitar and vocals. Not merely a blues band, you’ll hear elements of southern roots music from soul to gospel, blues to funk, and everything in between.