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Blues and vines

Classic blues and country/blues-inspired guitar and harmonica tunes will be part of Wright's Vineyard and Winery annual Family Fun Day on Sunday.

Straight out of Wairoa, guitar/harmonica duo Doug Snelling and Tawiri Tamanui will share the bill with solo acoustic performers, Naamah Cheiban and Franzi Corker.

Snelling and Tamanui have played their old-style country blues at markets and charity events in the Wairoa region over the past few years.

Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Cheiban often brings a jazz flavour to her songs and is an accomplished guitar player.

The Wairoa musician is about to begin studying towards a jazz vocal degree at Auckland University.

Corker also performs at markets and fundraising events in the Wairoa area and plays from a repertoire of classic and contemporary Americana/roots music.

Along with a mix of toe-tapping and mellow afternoon listening, the family fun day offers plenty of kids' activities.

Family Fun Day, Wright's Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, February 2. Live music from 12pm. Bookings encouraged.

BLUESMEN: Wairoa guitarist Doug Snelling (right) and harmonica player Tawiri Tamanui will be joined by fellow Wairoa musicians Naamah Cheiban and Franzi Corker at Wright's Vineyard and Winery annual Family Fun Day on Sunday. Wairoa Star picture