Raglan’s sole cruise ship, The WahineMoe, is set to capitalise on a full moon this weekend with a unique summer cruise and concert package.
The operators of the WahineMoe figure if you mix together the awesome backdrop of the Whaingaroa Harbour, a spectacular west coast sunset, delicious gourmet nibbles and some great live music…topped off by the rising of a surreal full moon… There is one heck of an experience on offer.
An evening out to titillate all your senses! A unique, truly Raglan, kind of experience.
Once onboard, guests will be entertained by the West Coast Jazz Band, a five piece jazz combo based around the Raglan area. The band specialises in playing straight-ahead jazz tunes and standards, from the “cool” styles of the late 50’s, through to the present day.
Their main influences include; Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and the like. Formed during 2012, with the nucleus of: Greg Taylor – piano, Jack Porima – bass, and Bill Forrest on saxophone, the band has steadily progressed to include drummer Freddy Limbert, and trumpet player Grant Mason. Each member has played in previous outfits, which subsequently led to a commonality between the players – the love of jazz.
This, along with accumulative musical skill, dedication, and a desire to push their musical boundaries, ultimately led to the forming of the band.
The Cruise is set to depart from the Raglan Wharf at 6:30pm this Sunday, 17th November The weather forecast looks to be perfect… and why wouldn’t it be. Licensed Bar on Board.
Tickets are $50 and are available at Soul Shoes on the Wharf, The Raglan Information Centre or on line at www.raglanboatcharters.co.nz or by calling 825-7873.