Mana Blues

Our group can play for many different occasions, call us and we can discuss what your musical desires are!  Colin on 233 8803

We are a ‘covers band’ who really enjoy playing an eclectic music book from the 50s though to more recent times. And a few others as we feel!

These musicians in Mana Blues all live in the Plimmerton - Porirua area.  We are passionate about our music and are dedicated to having fun with people we play for.

The members of the band have played in groups over the last 40 years covering a large range of styles including folk, blues, country rock and jazz.

This Plimmerton line up includes Jill Leighton - our lovely vocalist; Colin Bleasdale - our resident skins man; lead guitarist and vocalist David Lowe; Don Johnson on key boards; Bill Dawson is the man on harmonica who manages to whistle up a storm and pushing us all along on his bass is John ‘Profundo’ McCoy.

The most recent gig was on New Year’s Eve for the Polish Association in Wellington, this great group of dancing enthusiasts kept us going through to 1:45am 1.1.12. !!

Here is a selection of some of the numbers we like playing;

All my Loving


All Shook Up

Midnight Special

Another Brick in the Wall

Moon River

Bad Moon Rising


Blue Moon

Mr Bojangles

Can’t Help Falling in Love

One Kind Favour

Dream a Little Dream

Peggy Sue

Eight Days a Week

Proud Mary

Everybody is Talking at me

Rave on

Ferry across the Mersey

Rock Around the Clock

Fly Me to the Moon

Saint James Infirmary

Georgia on my Mind

Sounds of Silence


Sporting Life Blues

Hey Jude

St Louis Blues

I Saw Her Standing There 

Stormy Weather

Killing me softly


La Bamba / Twist & Shout


Let it Be

The Girl from Ipanema

Mack the Knife 

The letter

Me and Bobby McGee

When I am 64

Mellow Yellow

Wonderful Tonight

Memphis Tennessee

Zorba The Greek



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