Out of the Blues

Friday
8:00-8:45pm KINGSGATE AUTOLODGE HOTEL
Saturday
12:00-12:45pm PAIHIA SPORTS BAR
8:00-8:45pm DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH TAVERN RUSSELL
Sunday
4:00-4:45pm SCENIC HOTEL

Out of the Blues are the premier New Zealand’s proponents of Nu-Blues: an updated, modern version of this traditional genre. They perform cleverly re-worked classics, which pay full respect to the amazingly rich traditions of the Blues. Those four highly accomplished musicians from around the globe, take this traditional music and re-engineer it for the delight of the 21 century audiences.

Out of the Blues are fronted by a Kiwi singer and harmonica virtuoso Haggis Maguiness, who enthrals Australian and New Zealand audiences with his high-tech sound. A Polish/English guitarist Maciek ads the melodic edge to the band with hints of jazz and funk and according to Waikato Times delivers “…a virtuoso and musically informed lesson in guitar”. A highly accomplished Uruguayan bass player Carlos Pla underpins Out of the Blue sound with his stunning technique and the infectious, danceable Latin-based grooves. Massey Auckland Jazz school graduate drummer Andrew Hewitt motors the line-up with his subtle, powerful and highly accomplished rhythms.

Out of the Blues features:

  • Haggis Maguiness
  • Carlos Pla
  • Maciek Hrybowicz
  • Andrew Hewat