Backporch was born on the backporch of our shack in the Coromandel hills, aided and abetted by friends, family, and the odd drop of whiskey!
matter who we played to/with, we found that the most popular songs were those classics from past decades that evoked strong memories of good times, simple times....songs several generations could sing along with, tap a foot to, get up and jive to...
By creating our own "bare-bones" backing tracks we found we could infuse these timeless party songs with new energy, rather than using the original backing and just doing a "karaoke" over them. Also, we can make
medleys of songs, and besides, we enjoy the creative process.
With close harmonies, guitar, the meanest ukelele picking, and blues harp/harmonica we keep the down-home feel as we
pay tribute to the American greats from the earliest 1930s Country Blues, 1940's Swing, 1950's Rockabilly, and 1960's on RocknRoll and Country Rock, right up to recent tracks by the likes of Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Ben Harper etc.
Since moving to Tauranga we have added to the repertoire by including many more Latin and other songs specifically for the ballroom dancers and the like; we have over 20 waltzes, 12 rhumbas, Cha cha's, Salsa, etc
Not so Down Home, but we keep that spirit for the gigs that require it!