A night of Blues, Jazz & Rock'n' Roll.
Born in Christchurch, Ryan Neville has been entertaining for 25 years. Having a huge appetite for the Blues and their colourful legacy, Ryan has with guitar in hand, song in his back pocket taken the world by storm.
His inspired blues soul has led him to many legendary clubs in the USA including the Crossroads (Clarksdale), Las Vegas, Memphis, New Orleans, Texas, New York and Nashville and Route 66 tour. Recent shows have been coined "The Story of the Blues" where we relive the legends through Ryan's Music.
Ryan has always been a keen collector of electric and acoustic guitars. The collection includes some very well looked after Les Paul's, Fender Stratocasters and Telecasters.
One of the most important facets of stage craft, Ryan points out, is having a very tight fun, creative and loyal band. "If we have fun onstage, the audience will have fun" quotes Ryan, "We are entertainers, our role is to entertain, lift people, give back"
Handpicked, not only for their stunning, creative ability, but also for their personality and character. The 5 piece Midnight Blues Band have forged a name for themselves amongst Blues aficionados.
Emmalene Rosey Sparey (Vocals), Chantelle Rakich (Keys,Vocals), Steve Hill (Bass), Fernando Gomez (Drums), are the driving force behind each show! Each member of the band is a multi-instrumentalist, with many accolades to their name.
Each performance takes on its own flavour, with songs from artist such as Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Bo Diddly, BB King, Nina Simone, Norah Jones, with slightly modern arrangement.