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Win tickets to see the Dave Maybee Band

Guitar maestro, singer and veteran recording producer Dave Maybee hasn’t fronted his own lineup since the early 80s — but that’s all about to change. The newly formed Dave Maybee Band makes it debut at Vinnie’s Restaurant and Bar on Thursday 16 September. And with some of Raglan’s finest musical talent included in the lineup this looks set to be a night to remember.

Dave will be joined by drummer Freddie Limbert, Ashley Knox on bass and Gary Verberne on guitar. Special guests for the evening will be Maida Barker on backing vocals and some lead vocals and Peter Skandera on harmonica.

Dave Maybee needs little introduction. With a musical career spanning 40 years Dave led the Dave Maybee Trio in the 1960s and co-founded the Raglan Mudsharks with Sid Limbert in 1981. Over the years Dave has worked with a huge variety of artists as a multi-instrumental session player, artist and recording producer. The three other members of Dave’s band have equally rich musical histories. Former DD Smash guitarist Gary Verberne has played with many of the greats of New Zealand music including When the Cats are Away and Dave Dobbyn. Drummer Freddie Limbert has played with a diverse array of bands including Handsome Giants, the Warretahs and Heavy Lounge Suite. Ashley Knox is a singer, songwriter, guitarist/bass player and an emerging iTunes artist in his own right. Special guest Peter Skandera is Dave’s longtime musical partner and ace fingerstyle guitarist while Maida Barker is fast gaining a reputation as a talented singer/songwriter.

Dave’s decision to front his own lineup again has come from a desire to play more regularly with a band. “I’ve played a lot for other people as a ‘gun for hire,’ ” he says. “I just want to play more regularly with a band and play real music — music I want to connect to.”
 That music is a mix of many different styles. Dave says be prepared for “an across the boards ‘roots-music’ blend of country, blues, R&B, western swing, reggae & southern boogie. Music for the head, heart and feet.” Influences include Bob Wills, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Ry Cooder, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana.

Dave Maybee Band
. Thursday 16 September
 @ Vinnie’s Restaurant & Bar. 8.30pm-11pm. $10


We have one double pass to the gig to giveaway. Simply email with your name and contact details. Competition closes Monday 13 September.

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