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Blue River Baby - Single Review: Walk of Shame

15 Apr 2019 // A review by Paul Goddard

Blue River Baby have a goal to get people moving by creating songs that make people move and playing them well to as many people as possible. It is a simple goal but one that they achieve well as they recently showed when they played to 20,000 people on NYE in Nelson. 

With six full-time members and some additional hands bought in for this single in the shape of MC Wizard and Kali Barton, there is a lot thrown into this new release Walk Of Shame which is a mix of show band retro rock n soul with a hint of funk flowing throughout.

The driving riffs from Matt Fitzpatrick are a stand out that punctuate a story of drunken regrets told with soulful passion by singer Ivy Padilla. It’s the kind of music that would go down equally well in a smoky blues bar as it would at a packed out Villa Marie festival where no doubt there would be plenty of wined up 40+ somethings doing their own walk of shame the following day

MC Wizard adds the magic ingredient on this track and his input is an unexpected and welcome twist that allows Walk Of Shame to hold its head held up higher than most of the soul/rock bands you can see on any given weekend in bars all over NZ.

BRB is made up of seasoned musicians and it shows. The song could have easily fallen into M.O.R. territory but they have sprinkled little bits of magic throughout that kept me hooked.

No shame in this latest release for a group of musicians who clearly have their eyes set on bigger things.

Rating: ( 3 / 5 )
 

About Blue River Baby

Blue River Baby Band (BRBB) are a charting NZ rocking psychedelic soul and funk blues rock band from Wellington New Zealand. A hard working Six-piece outfit made up of killer NZ talent, their original music invites us to find conscience loving connections with each other and our surroundings.

The Band who came together in 2016 in Wellington, were drawn together for their combined love of making music to move and connect people. The result that has captivated audiences at their shows, is a powerful infusion of vintage rock with elements of blues, funk dub, soul, ska and reggae.

With an organic, rocking sound that has been storming stages and filling rooms over the past few years. Blue River Baby Band pull together an epic group of groove monsters and deliver a unique, addictive sound with brilliant results. BRBB are ‘Dianna Ross’ like Ivy Padilla (Panda) Lead vocals, Cam Crawford Keys and vocals, Jason Hotton Drums, Dave Bamford Bass, Matt Fitzpatrick Guitar, John Gaulter Sax and woodwind.

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