Clazzmatics returning to Opunake

By Ilona Hanne

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Funky tunes are returning to Opunake Beach with Sounds on the Sand.

The South Taranaki District Council is bringing the Clazzmatic Boogie Orchestra to Opunake Beach on Sunday 17 January from 12.30pm.

"This is always a fantastic, relaxing day," says Sounds on the Sand organiser Jody Bloor. "So come along, bring the kids and a picnic, sit back and relax, enjoying the sounds from the band and the waves crashing on the beach."

The Clazzmatic Boogie Orchestra, from Wanganui, plays a wide array of funky soul/R&B from artists such as Etta James, Chicago and Bruno Mars.

Band member Fred Loveridge says they are looking forward to coming to Opunake and playing to the Taranaki crowd.

Fred, who played at Sounds on the Sand a few years ago with The Blues Buffet, contacted Jody nine months before the event as he was so keen to come back to Opunake.

"It's such a relaxing place to play and the crowd was fantastic," he says.

- Stratford Press

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