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Grant Haua Explosion

The aptly named Grant Haua Explosion exploded on to the stage at the Monkey House last Saturday night.
 |  Kaspur Franke  | 

Grant Haua, left, with his band playing electrified and acoustic guitar blues.

Bringing his signature mix of electrified and acoustic guitar blues, Grant Haua (who performs internationally and hails from Tauranga and has been named by Rolling Stone France as one of top 25 best blues musicians in the world) entertained and gave a masterclass performance in rockin’ blues to a near packed house. From the very beginning, when Grant saw that audience members had arrived early, he took to the stage for an impromptu thirty-minute acoustic set before bringing on the band for another two hours. It didn’t take long before everyone was on their feet dancing. After the show Grant stayed, signed autographs and vowed to come back again soon. “Man, this is my first time playing in Whitianga. What a beautiful spot you got here and what a wonderful audience. It’s been a pleasure. That was fun. If you’ll have us back, we’d love to do it again.” Judging by the audience’s overwhelming response and request, that would be an enthusiastic and resounding, “YES!”