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Clean Getaway

Thu Jun 15th, 2017
Hotel Bristol,

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CLEAN GETAWAY is a Wellington band playing a mix of the US west coast blues of Carol Bean with guitarist and Londoner Brian Gummer, and Blair Latham‘s soulful saxophone. In the engine room are Garrett Evans on bass and Robert Antonio on drums. These two have worked together for several years and are currently rhythm section for Short Term Memory.

A long-time member of the blues club and performer at ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ concerts, Carol Bean has played at Roomfulla Blues with her bands; Blue Highways (Ray Ahipene-Mercer, Roger Watkins, Jim Nicolson, Lester Mundell) and The Dirty River Band (Deanne Hunter, Elliotte Fuimaono, Des Mallon, Blair Latham). With three albums of original material under her belt, Carol’s Californian style of west coast blues is built from personal experience. Gummer also has a penchant for the west coast sound. He’s played in London pub bands and now settled in NZ formed The Fairlanes with bassist Garrett Evans and drummer Robert Antonio.

In addition to Carol’s original blues, the set list includes songs from Tony Joe White, Lucinda Williams, Debbie Davies, Elmore James, Greg Brown, Bonnie Raitt, and Memphis Minnie.



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