Midge Marsden ready to rock Dairy Flat Hall

Chet O’Connell is a long time member of Midge Marsden’s band.

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With a career that spans five decades, Midge Marsden is one of New Zealand’s best- known and most well loved musicians.

At his side for 19 years has been guitarist and bandleader Chet O’Connell of Millwater.

This connection with the Coast has led to Midge and his band coming to play at Dairy Flat Hall for the first time.

Chet often plays at Dairy Flat Hall with his own band, and says it’s a great venue.

“It’s a throw back to the days of the community dances, and when weddings and other occasions were all held in community halls,” Chet says.

“I grew up playing around the North in all these halls and Midge did similar venues way back in 60s, so it’s always a great environment to perform in with a bunch of great people and a laid back atmosphere.”

The band is made up of Chet on guitar and vocals, Neil Hannan (bass and vocals), who dates back to the Country Flyers with Midge in the 70s, Johnny Scott on drums and Liam Ryan (keys), who is also from the Narcs.

“It’s a rocking band and a dynamic night of music. We are looking forward to a great night of rock ‘n’ roll infused rhythm and blues – people can get up and dance or sit back and enjoy the show,” Chet says.

Midge Marsden & Band play Dairy Flat Hall on Friday, January 29, doors open 7pm. Tickets $25 from Eventfinda or at the door.

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