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Jan Preston

Jan Preston Piano Boogie Trio Show

Jan Preston —

Darfield Recreation and Community Centre, North Terrace, Darfield Saturday 4 March, 7:30pm – 9:45pm

If you didn’t know Jan has a huge nz music history from late 70’s Red Mole through to 80’s Coup D’Etat and onto Sydney with many famous nz rockers of the day -Dragon / Hello Sailor / Misex etc etc .. well worth having a chat with Jan Preston - Person | AudioCulture

Following Jan's successful tour of the South Island in 2020, they are back by popular demand with a full Trio on the go.

Jan will be playing her trademark Boogie piano, singing her bluesy vocals and presenting some new songs as well as an unforgettably dynamic boogie version of Mozart’s Ronda Alla Turca which leaves audiences gasping. Jan and her band will get you rocking, so prepare for an uplifting and engaging evening’s entertainment!

Songs stories, laughs and visuals come see the boogie woman and her trio for the first time ever in Darfield

Jan on piano / keyboard and vocals, Mike on percussion and Dave on double bass & backing vocals

Known as Australasia’s foremost female Boogie & Blues Piano player and singer, Jan Preston delivers high energy performances which, together with her candid and communicative personality, has given her longstanding popularity in Australia, NZ and overseas.

Winner of 5 Music Awards, Jan plays festivals and concerts throughout UK, Europe, Australia and NZ. Jan also tours her own shows, and writes music for films and television, such as the music to her sister Gaylene Preston’s Films Home By Christmas and My Year With Helen. On returning from New York in 1980, Jan formed NZ band Coup D’Etat who had a hit single with the song, Dr I Like Your Medicine.

Studying for many years as a classical pianist, Jan’s childhood memories of hearing her Aunt in Greymouth playing boogie and ragtime in the style of Winifred Atwell, caused her to cross over into this style.

$25 pre sales from Te Huanui Art Gallery Darfield or online with Eventfinda (fees may apply )

$30 Door Sales on the night from 7 pm

Children Under 15 free with paying adult