This is a gourmet farmers' market which happens every Saturday until midday. We play here approximately every 8 weeks & have done so for the last 2 and a half years. It's a good gig, especially when the weather's nice..
Thursday's at the Portland it's American night - a very loose categorization for what actually happens - hosted by Albi & The Wolves. We're doing a half-hour set from 9.30.
MUSIC FOR THEIR EYES, a fundraising concert for Akropong School for the Blind in Ghana. Other artists include DEREK LIND, NATALIE TE PAA & MICHEIL REID. Donations will help pay for braille machines, uniforms, food etc. Concert starts at 7.30 & there'll be a supper break.
The next in our occasional series of Sunday @ The Windsor gigs - no organized guest performer yet, but we'll see what happens.
MAGIC SUBURB BAND @ CORELLI'S. Stu Grimshaw (bass) & Mark Laurent (guitar & vox), plus a couple of harmony singers who might jump up now & then. Acoustic rock originals & re-worked covers. This is a first time out for Stu & I, apart from numerous jams at Cafe 121.
Sounds Like: David Gray, Sting, Bruce Cockburn, Derek Lind, Steve Apirana
Bio: I’ve been a professional musician since the late ‘70s. After working in bands and duos, especially over the last several years with my wife/musical partner Brenda Liddiard (aka Millennium Hippies), I’ve felt a strong calling to return to my first love – solo. I play guitar and vocal, and someti...See Full Bio
“MARK LAURENT AT THE BYRON VISTA SOCIAL CLUB – JULY 2005 Extract from a review The highlight of the entire evening took place when Mark launched into some blues (to a discerning audience in a Blues festival town) during which he played blistering, brilliant acoustic guitar licks, while voice-mimicking lead guitar sounds note for note, nuance for nuance in a masterful display of technique and taste that stands as one of our Club’s most memorable performances to this day. Not only that, but he had ‘em alternately cracking up with laughter or grooving their butts off and clapping. He almost brought the house down! ”