B-Side Band

B-SIDE BAND is a 4 piece unit who play their brand of roots music: rockabilly plus rhythm & blues, with a touch of country and jazz swing. Their repertoire comes from the 20th century through to the present. They play originals too. NB: 3 hour show.


Hi Simon. Thanks so much for playing at our wedding on the 4th of Jan. some of the people you managed to get up and dance I would have thought would have been impossible. So thanks so much for making our wedding a lot of fun!! Rebecca

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The members are:
Paul Parkhouse:vocals/harmonica/saxophone.
Simon Elton:vocals/rhythm guitar.
Mike Kirk:solo guitar.
Blair Williams:drums
Paul led the "Waterfront Blues Band" in Ch-ch
during the late '70s - early '80s, and Simon played with "The Furys" in Auckland during in the '80s. In 2007 they played the Rotorua Summer Wine & Food Festival, Tauranga Easter Jazz Festival and the Rotorua Winter Blues Festival. In 2008 they played the Mount Maunganui Summer Blues, Brews & BBQs Festival The audience was over 10,000 people. They also, again, played the Tauranga Jazz Festival. In 2009 they, again, played the Rotorua Summer BluesFeast Festival, the Maketu Kaimoana Festival, the Tauranga Easter Jazz Festival and the Rotorua Winter Blues Festival. They have a 16 track CD 'Pilot Bay Blues' available, released 2008. A second CD, 'Down Under & Blues' was released in September 2010. They played the Mount Maunganui Blues, Brews & BBQs Festival in January 2011 (great BBQ music). Also the Tauranga Easter Jazz Festival, with two days on the Jazz Ferry (6 x 90 minute shows) and the Rotorua Winter Jazz Festival (Ambrosia Restaurant). 2011 was another busy year for the band with, again, the Tauranga Jazz Festival (April) and the Rotorua Blues Festival (June). Sepember saw the band play for the first time at the Kings Arms (Auckland). They finished the year playing the Hamilton Casino, as part of the Blues Club NYE "New Orleans" evening. B-Side Band, for one hour, rocked the house. 2012 was an even bigger and better year with the Tauraunga Jazz Festival (April) and the Rotorua Blues Festival (June). 2013 saw them at Rhythm Rotorua Festival (January) and Maketu Kaimoana Festival. They have released a mini CD "At the Hide-out. 6 songs, all original.
2014..... and a new CD 'B-Side Band - The Collection' and a new drummer Blair W.

Setlist

  • I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
  • Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
  • Sittin' in the Rain - The Underdogs (kiwi)
  • Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Johnny Devlin (kiwi)
  • Ain't no Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • Lonely Blues - Johnny Cooper (kiwi)
  • His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley
  • Honey Don't - Carl Perkins
  • Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
  • It's All Over Now - Rolling Stones
  • Sixteen Tons - Johnny Cash
  • Hey Baby - La De Das (kiwi)
  • All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
  • I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
  • Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones

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Hi Simon. Thanks so much for playing at our wedding on the 4th of Jan. some of the people you managed to get up and dance I would have thought would have been impossible. So thanks so much for making our wedding a lot of fun!! Rebecca
Rebecca Hillis
15/02/2013
This band is excellent... Have enjoyed them make sure I see them when ever I can... Love watching them... They have so much energy and as you hear, their sound is amazing.... I have their CD and have to remember to turn it down in the car when driving...
Colleen
22/01/2011
The B side band played for us on the top deck of the Karapiro Cruiser during a Blues,Brews and BBQ cruise on a snday afternoon in Feb.The guys did an outstanding job of entertaining the customers and creating a great atmosphere,Just loved the music they played(especially the Harmonica).
Mike
25/03/2010
Hi Karl, The band was fantastic, perfect music to dance to on a hot sunday afternoon, easy listening music for all ages, from young kids to grandparents. I loved their easy going attitude when we were running late (as these things so often do). They were professional and all ready set up before guests arrived. They were the perfect band for our wedding and local boys too. Please foward on my feedback and a big thanks to the band from my husband and I. Kind regards Emma
Emma
16/12/2009
These guys play all the old songs, that we haven't heard for years. Love their sounds.
Tim
20/02/2009

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