Long Danny and Short Mitch met in Hokitika at Westland High School (Mitch teaching and Danny learning?) They formed a popular West Coast electric blues band (The 12th Bar Blues Band) and played around the West Coast for 4 years. Gigs included the Wildfoods Festival; a Hippie festival in Karamea and a Midwinter Festival in Haast. Mitch and Danny began to play a range of acoustic blues, Americana and Scottish roots music together and found that it didn’t sound too bad. This led to a musical partnership (albeit a long distance one) that has continued for the last 7 years.
Danny is a fine guitarist and singer while Mitch sings and keeps the audience entertained with song and chat. Always entertaining, they provide an excellent and cheap alternative to Sunday night TV viewing.
Alba Gu Brah