New Zealand’s legendary music icon Midge Marsden needs no introduction…Midge’s career spans five decades, and during that time he has played thousands of concerts in New Zealand and introduced several generations of Kiwi’s to the Rhythm & Blues.
An early career change and passion for R & B and roots music led a sixteen-year-old Midge to join the 1960’s band ‘Bari and the Breakaways’. At the end of the 60’s Midge joined the NZBC working in radio, however music performance pulled him in again with the Wellington cult band ‘The Country Flyers’; followed by several years in Australia with ‘The Phil Manning Band’. On return to New Zealand in the mid 80’s he began a solo career forming ‘The Midge Marsden Connection’ and then ‘The Midge Marsden Band’.
This resulted in several albums and a loyal fan base and following. Midge’s career highlight was the ‘Gold’ selling album ‘Burning Rain’ in 1990 and being made a member of the New Zealand ‘Order of Merit’ for services to music in 2006.
Midge Marsden is the ultimate act when it comes to a dynamic night of Rhythm & Blues.
Midge continues to tour throughout the country with the ‘ Midge Marsden Band’ accompanied by Chet O’Connell, Neil Hannan, Liam Ryan and Johnny Scott