A band that has never before played in Oamaru is performing here tomorrow.
C-Bay is taking the stage at the Oamaru Club from 8pm.
Spokesman George Kinch said the Timaru band was formed just over three years ago from a mix of musicians with roots in rock and roll, jazz, and country.
Its repertoire comprises “a wide variety of music, including vintage rock ‘n’ roll, a dash of Dixie, and some country”. Kinch hastened the latter was “happy country”.
Established primarily to play at clubs, it has been the resident band at the Timaru Town & Country Club for two years.
C-Bay also makes regular excursions to the Hornby Working Men’s Club in Christchurch and last year provided entertainment at the Arts & Plants Festival in Geraldine.
“We’re a real live band, not a computer in sight,” Kinch said in his distinctive Irish accent.
A Hornby club member described C-Bay as “the best band to dance to all year”, he said.
The five-piece line-up could be expanded to six in Oamaru with the addition of keyboards.