Grand Central Band get their groove on

Headed up to the National Jazz Festival 2009 in Tauranga last weekend (well actually it was to see my in-laws but we got live jazz as an added bonus) and checked out some class acts, including what is now my fav jazz band (I’m in danger of actually being a groupie) and that is the Grand Central Band from the bar of the same name in Ponsonby with frontman Chris Melville.

Tauranga – Love the lifestyle, hate the traffic

Spending a few days over Easter with my in-laws in Tauranga which is always really nice – we get looked after very well – parents are good at that sort of thing esp when an only child is involved ;). Arrived Wednesday after one of those disjointed domestic flights from Christchurch through to Wellington then on to Tauranga but it’s a pleasant way to see the country and still very quick (hardly had time to start watching a movie on the laptop).