“The Flaming Mudcats hail from Auckland, but easily could be mistaken to be from Chicago’s south side.”
Steve Jones. Crossroads Blues Society, Rockford Illinois USA. Dec. 201
The Flaming Mudcats
Doug Bygrave (guitar) Craig Bracken (Vocals/Harp) Ian Thomson (drums) Johnny Yu (bass)
Red hot rhythm and blues - The Flaming Mudcats now in their eleventh year and three albums under their belt, Aucklanders, Craig Bracken, Doug Bygrave, Ian Thomson and “newbie”, Johnny Yu (USA) are collectively better known to Blues fans as The Flaming Mudcats.
They have performed in the USA, Australia and Pacific Islands as well as manage a busy schedule right here at home. Their energetic set blends their own material with a few covers drawn from the guys’ eclectic influences. Dance your socks off to everything from butt shakers to soulful grinders.
The band’s third and latest album “Cut Loose” is a stomping collection of mostly originals, celebrating styles, rhythms, good and not so good times.
The Flaming Mudcats are, raw, real... and sensational!
Tickets on sale now from Tauranga Citz Club reception $15, 5-8pm. June 9th.
Full bar and meals available.