Thursday, 7 August 2014

Hour of Blues Power + The Blues Room

Happy Birthday Mr. Buddy Guy.
The Blues Room, 6 August 2014
Episode # 445
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Kicking off with some classic Buddy Guy (celebrating 78 years young last week), I present an Hour Of Blues Power on The Blues Room with Nate Taiapa!

1. Buddy Guy - Got My Eye On You
2. Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women - Middle Aged Blues Boogie
3. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - Callin' All Fools
4. Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
5. Chris Thomas King - If It Ain't One Thang, Its Two
6. Doyle Bramhall II - Problem Child
7. Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross
8. George Thorogood - La Grange
9. Cream - Crossroad (LIVE)
10. Robert Cray - Labour Of Love
11. Jimmy Reed - Honest I Do
12. Eric Bibb - Angel

God bless you and have a great week!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Hamilton Blues Society + 5th Blues Showcase

Attention blues lovers! This Thursday at Diggers, Hamilton Blues Society presents it's 5th Blues Showcase featuring 4 bands:

TK and Friends
The River Rockers

So get ya blues shoes on and head down to Diggers Bar this Thursday the 31st July from 7pm.

No cover charge (but donations are welcome).

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Blues Room + Hour of Blues Power

Great to back in the studio with Nate Taiapa for Another Hour Of Blues Power! 

The Blues Room, 9 July 2014
Episode # 441
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1. Taj Mahal - Stagger Lee
2. Bex Marshall - Hot Headed Man
3. Booker T & The MGs - Behave Yourself
4. Jeff Beck feat. Imogen Heap - Rollin' & Tumblin'
5. Brenda Boykin - Whistlin' Woman
6. The Rolling Stones - Back of My Hand
7. Walter Horton - I'm In Love With You Baby (Walter's Blues)
8. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Amen
9. Wilko Johnson - Down By The Waterside
10. Stevie Ray Vaughan with Johnny Copeland - Tin Pan Alley
11. Henrik Freischlader - The Blues

God bless you and enjoy your week.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Hour of Blues Power + Old School

The Blues Room is rockin' it tonight with an Hour of Blues Power! Tune into Nate Taiapa's Blues Room as I spin some Old School blues tracks. This show is dedicated to Paul Barrett. Rest in peace.

The Blues Room, 4 June 2014
Episode # 436

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1. Rick Estrin & The Night Cats - Broke And Lonesome
2. The Animals - Boom Boom
3. Ry Cooder and Terry Evans - Down In Mississippi
4. Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
5. Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge A Book By Its Covers
6. Bernard Allison - Step Down
7. Golden Gate Quartet - Wade In The Water
8. Howlin' Wolf (London Sessions) - Wang Dang Doodle
9. BB King - Watch Yourself
10. Bob Dylan - Slow Train
11. Sonny Boy Williamson - Help Me
12. Lightin' Hopkins - I'm Begging You
13. Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands
14. Dizzy Gillespie - When Its Sleeply Time Down South
15. Hank Williams - I'm So Lonely I Could Cry

Tune in here at 9pm (NZ time):

Thanks and blessings to Nate Taiapa, Free FM 89.0 and the Hamilton Blues Society.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Celebrating Original NZ Blues Music + The Kings Arms

A return to The Kings Arms to celebrate NZ Music Month with some original blues. Featuring the Darcy Perry Band, Stingray, Black Dog, Fatt Max and the incomparable Edwina Thorne.

The Kings Arms
59 France St, Newton
Auckland, NZ
2pm-6pm, Sunday, June 1st, 2014

The Blues are the foundation of almost every important musical genre of the 20th century – from Jazz to Rock to Soul to Funk to Hip-Hop and beyond. As Willie Dixon so eloquently put it, “The Blues is the roots, everything else is the fruits.” Come on down for an afternoon of good times and great music with some of the best blues bands in NZ.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Hour of Blues Power + The Blues Room

Sista Jacqui and Darcy Perry
Join me for another Hour of Blues Power! Tune into Nate Taiapa's Blues Room for some music from kiwi blues artists, celebrating NZ Music Month 2014 in style, including a live performance of 'Good Morning Blues' with harmonica master Nate Taiapa!

I will also interview my good friend, Sista Jacqui, about her life and musical journey from Mississippi to Chicago and beyond. Listen to the Podcast here.

Tune in here at 9pm (NZ time):

Thanks and blessings to Nate Taiapa, Free FM 89.0 and the Hamilton Blues Society.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Original Music Competition 2014

I will be on the judging panel of the Original Music Competition 2014. The brainchild of Brent Crawshaw (aka Oz), the OMC was born in 2012 out of a desire to celebrate New Zealand Music Month by providing an occasion to bring muso's together and give them a stage to perform their original work. It also provides an opportunity to network, share ideas and generally to help the growth of original music.

Bringing NZ Music Month to Thames, the OMC will be held at the Grahamstown Bar and Diner, 700 Pollen Street Thames on Saturday the 24th of May, 2014. Everyone's welcome, with free entry for the audience, so invite all your friends and family to come! 

First prize $500. Open to singer/songwriters, the performance must be acoustic* and includes duos and trios. NO electric guitars, drum kits, effects units (including vocal effects), or backing tracks please. 

Be in to Win! Entry forms available from Grahamstown Bar and Diner and Lotus Realm. Entry fee $25. For the complete rules and registrations please email or send a message on facebook:

*Electric acoustic guitars and keyboards are fine.