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Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Sun Jan 29th, 2017

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Doors open: 5:30pm
Gig starts: 6:30pm
Entry: All Ages

Cover charge: $55.00

They're the two left in the juke joint when the hurricane's about to make landfall, when the revealers have gone home, sweat-soaked and exhausted. The bulbs are blown out, the floor's full of glass, but two men are honour bound to keep playing, pouring their sweat into the parched earth like libation. In the best traditions of two man blues and roots, Swamp Thing is a duo that you know are playing to stay alive.

A former member of The John Butler Trio, Michael Barker (drums/ percussion/ KeyBass/Vocals) formed the two man blues/roots duo Swamp Thing with Grant Haua vocals/guitar in 2010.

These two unique musicians share a wealth of experience to craft blues- flavoured music with a deep groove and soulful spook. Their first studio album Balladeer was recorded at Roundhead studios in may 2011 and their second album Primordium recorded at Barker's studio Twisty Pole in 2012 was released in January 2013.

Band Members:
Michael Barker
Grant Haua

All ages. Doors open at 5:30pm. Music starts 6:30pm. Food and drinks available for purchase. Includes Entry into Rainbow Springs park for the day of the concert.


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