Off the Kuff


The nucleus of Off the Kuff are:

  • George Thompson - guitar, harp and vocals
  • Grant Friers - bass guitar and backing vocals
  • Pete Ludlow - drums, percussion and backing vocals

These three share a long musical association and friendship going back 50 years, learning and playing RnB classics of the 1960s and 1970s as they happened.

The Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Hendrix, Cream, Doors are among the major influences in the band's repertoire.

George and Grant are newcomers to the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival, while Pete has played many times as part of Riverhead Slide.

Off the Kuff will be playing venue and street gigs, with a few guest musicians sitting in with the band, so each gig will be a bit different.

We are honoured to be invited to the festival and are looking forward to playing, meeting new friends and catching up with old friends.

See you there.