Paul Garner originally hails from New Zealand, though he has been based in London UK since 2001.

Love vs Blues was recorded on a recent visit back home to NZ with some of that country's finest blues and jazz musicians.

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Liam Ryan contributes classic jazzy organ, recalling the sounds of Jimmy McGriff and Jimmy Smith. Liam has toured as keyboard player for both Robben Ford and Charlie Musselwhite.

Nigel Masters plays double bass. Nigel is normally seen playing with Kokomo - one of NZ's most popular live acts. On Love vs Blues he shows his feel for the blues, always adding a special something to the varied material.

Warren Houston is an experienced jazz drummer and longtime friend and musical partner to Paul, having played together for many years in New Zealand in Paul's father's band, Steppin' Out.

Mike Garner, Paul's father, plays harmonica on several tracks. Mike is a mainstay of the NZ blues scene, performing his original acoustic blues songs around the world.