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Blue Pearl - Rhythm and Blues Band - Auckland


Type: Jazz Band


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Led by charismatic singer/songwriter/conga player Margaret Umbers,(Makareta) Blue Pearl features the superb musicianship of Matt Watson (piano/trumpet/flugal), Tony Masterantonio (guitar) Edgar San Gabriel (bass), Neil Williamson (drums)
Based in Auckland, Makareta & Blue Pearl have featured this year at the Fiji Jazz Festival, Queenstown Winter Festival, Auckland Jazz and Blues Club and were support for the NZ Renee Geyer Tour

Makareta, who is also a freelance jazz vocalist, has just released her debut original album, “Love on a Swing” (available on iTunes or Marbecks record store, Auckland).
“Umber’s smooth vocals create a nostalgic dreamy mood and shine beyond the large arsenal of instruments. - Paul Thompson, NZ musicians mag

Blue Pearl's musical background comes from soul, RnB, Latin, jazz and blues, giving them a unique ability to play the smoothest original grooves along with cool classics. Blue Pearl’s irresistible sound leaves you wanting more.


Ideal for: background music with a difference for corporate function, private party, wedding - smooth and cool

Rhythm and Blues/Soul

How Sweet it is
Spooky
Let's Stay Together
Everybody's Talking
Rainy Night in Georgia
Golden lady
This Masquerade
Affirmation
Walk on by
Do For Love
Come With Me
No diggity
Smiling Faces
Blame it on the Sun
Mercy Mercy Me
Some kind of wonderful
It's Your Thing
Bring it on Home
Respect Yourself
Rock Steady
Set Me Free
The Thrill is Gone
Stormy Monday
What you believe in(original)
Inevitable Beauty(original)
Amsterdam blues(original)
Blue Sky(original)
Pay your dues(original)
Pretty Flowers (original)
So Long Blues(original)
Mr Trouble(original)
Pacific People(original)
Living in the Sunshine(original)
Funky Platypus(original)
Never (original)
Second time around (original)
Want to love you (original)

Standards

Do Nothing Till
You go to my Head
Is you is or is you Aint
Let's fall in Love
How high the Moon
Comes Love
Black Coffee
God Bless the Child
Ain't I good to you
Fly me to the moon
Let There be Love
Taking a Chance on Love
My Cherie Armour
Stella by Starlight
Love on a Swing
No Regrets
One Way st
Five Days
Mystic Moon
Cold Light of Day
Love is Blind
Blue Moon
Stella By Starlight
Our Love is Here To Stay
Comes Love
Cry Me a River
You don't know What Love Is
The Nearness of You
Don't Know Why
The Way You Look
Georgia
As Time Goes By
All the Things You Are

Latin/Brazilian

El Carretero
Masquenada
Agua de bebe
Spain
Black Orpheus
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
Corcovado
Wave
One Note Samba
The Look of Love
S'Wonderful
Besame Mucho
The Stars will Fall
Stay

RnB/Soul/ Reggae

Golden lady
This Masquerade
Affirmation
Walk on by
Do For Love
Come With Me
No diggity
Smiling Faces
Blame it on the Sun
Respect Yourself
Rock Steady
What you believe in
Inevitable Beauty
Amsterdam blues
Blue Sky
Pay your dues
Pretty Flowers
So Long Blues
Mr Trouble
Pacific People
Living in the Sunshine
Funky Platypus
How Sweet it is
Spooky
The Thrill is Gone
Let's Stay Together
Sunny
Everybody's Talking
Rainy Night in Georgia

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