The Raven Mavens
The Raven Mavens are a unique, Wellington based duo that perform a blues/jazz blend of original and cover version songs on piano and clarinet, with vocal harmonies that match the tightness of the Everly Brothers. They are two slinky songbirds with an energy in their performance that is infectious, and a synergy that defies they are only a duo. Cindy Muggeridge [vocals, piano, songwriter], born and raised in New Plymouth, and Marian Carter [vocals, clarinet] born and raised in New York City have been performing together since 2011. They have recently released their second CD, Greatest Hits part 2, which includes a guest appearance by harmonica virtuoso Neil Billington, who is also on tour with them as a special guest. Their performances draw from a repertoire of covers that include Leonard Cohen, Richard Thompson, Gary Moore`s ``I Still Got The Blues For You`` with the classic guitar solo played hauntingly on clarinet, Nina Simone, Katie Webster, and a haunting rendition of ``My Heart Is As Black As Night`` by Melody Gardot, which in the opinion of many of their fans is better than the original, Hattie Hart’s raunchy I Let My Daddy Do That written in 1934, and many more.
1hr 40mins long