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Blues Buffet - Blues Band - Wanganui

Type: Blues Band

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Blues Buffet
Brief History;
Fred Played guitar in 1977 for Wellington band Captain Custard, mainly at the Royal Tavern, the 1860, and several nightspots around Wellington, also some south Island venues. Based in Wanganui these days, he has a long list of Wanganui bands he has been involved with including Dance Party, Freddie and the Terrorways, Lounge Suite, and now the Blues Buffet.
Paul Wilson is fairly new on the live scene in comparison but he played Keyboards with the rock act Spies Like Us, Lounge Suite, and now the Blues Buffet.He is kept busy doing jingles for local radio.
Nigel Bateman came to Wanganui via Whakatane and has played drums for Muflar, Certafied blues band, and was lead singer for Broomdance. He also keeps his hand in the Wanganui Brass band and the airforce band.
Murray(Dusty)Loveridge was around Wellington in the 1970s playing bass for Quincy Concerve and forming Captain Custard with the legendary Malcom Hayman. He spent a few years in Melbourne playing bass for the Brotherhood of Blues and returned to Wanganui in 2004 where he is playing for the Blues Buffet.

The band incorporate a mix of popular blues covers with original compositions when performing live shows and last year recorded a cd called Appetiser which is available at most record stores. The band played at the Blues, Brews and BBQs in Tauranga, Church road jazz and Blues Fest, Manawhatu Jazz and Blues Fest and the Hawkes Bay jazz and Blues Fest

Fred Loveridge;Lead Guitar/vocals
Paul Wilson; Keyboards/vocals
Murray Loveridge;Bass/vocals
Nigel Bateman;Drums/vocals
The Band often features Erna Ferry on lead vocals and Harmonica depending on the requirements of the gig and her availability.

Ideal for: corporate function, private party, wedding, jazz and blues festivals

The Blues is my Bizz - Etta James
Crossroads - Eric Clapton
Its your thing - The Isley Bros
Mowerman - the Blues Buffet (original)
Cold shot - Stevie ray Vaughan
Big boss man - Elvis/the Kentucky headhunters
Honey hush - Albert Collins
My Babe - Little Walter
Theres got to be a change - Johnny Lange
Matchbox - Johnny Lange
Watermelon man - Herbie Hancock
High off the hog - Johnny Castro
Shame,Shame,Shame - Jimmy Reed
Dirty Water - the Blues Buffet (original)
Dump that chump - little Charlie and the nightcats
Hoochie coochie man - Muddy waters
I don’t need no Doctor - John mayer,John Scolfield
Hit the ground runnin - Johnny Lange
Walkin the dog - the Rolling stones
Oh Pretty woman - Garry Moore
I aint Drunk - Albert Collins
Wang Dang Doodle - Willie Dixon
No Particular place to go - Chuck Berry
Big and Fat - Little Charlie and the nightcats
Duped - the Blues Buffet(original)
Whose been Talkin - Lucky Peterson
Kansas city - the Beatles
The Jack - AC/DC
Hug Ya Squeeze Ya - Stevie ray Vaughan
Good morning little schoolgirl - Sonnyboy Williamson
Money - the Beatles
Eani Weani bit - Elvis
Further on up the road - Eric Clapton
Tore Down - Freddie King
Milk and Alcohol - Dr Feelgood
Playin for a living - the Blues Buffet (original)
Nutbush City Limits - Ike and Tina Turner
Sweet home Alabama - Lynard Skynard

Blues Buffet were amazing to deal with, very professional and included some of the patrons as well..
Excellent playlist that catered to a wide range of music tastes, their music was enjoyed by all.
Very happy
Jason Shailer

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