Saturday, 8 August 2015

The Blues Room 497 + Hour of Blues Power

Nate Taiapa. 
The Blues Room, 5 August 2015
Episode #497
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Join me for another hour of blues power on Nate Taiapa's rockin' radio show, The Blues Room. Every month I find some tracks worthy of spinning, in the name of the blues. Often it's an eclectic mix. This show features some Alligator records artists along with folk, rock, funk, gospel and psychedelic blues.

1. Elvin Bishop - Can’t Even Do Wrong Right
2. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Sitting On Top Of The World
3. The Staple Singers - Sit Down Servant
4. Double Shot Blues Band - Red House
5. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - New Old Lady
6. Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O’Lee
7. Jarekus Singleton - I Refuse To Lose
8. Lonnie Johnson - Another Night To Cry
9. Uber Station - Rock Candy Funk Party (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
10. Selwyn Birchwood - Don’t Call No Ambulance
11. The Kentucky Head Hunters - Superman Blues
12. Pink Floyd - Bike

God bless you and have a great week!

Saturday, 4 July 2015

International Blues Music Day 2015

International Blues Music Day!
Saturday 1st August
11am - 5pm
The Thirsty Dog
469 Karangahape Road
Entry: $10

The Auckland Blues Club presents an impressive line-up of blues musicians to celebrate International Blues Day. Come on down to The Thirsty Dog to be at the first gig on International Blues Day. Featuring Darcy Perry & Nate Taiapa, Jason Herbert, Fatt Max & Dean 'Honey Boy' Morris, Dave Cheetham & Peter Archer, Luke Murray, Stingray and Doubleshot.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Hour of Blues Power + The Blues Room + Live Blues

Darren Watson on Tour. 
The Blues Room, 1 July 2015
Episode #492
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An eclectic dozen this Hour Of Blues Power on the Blues Room, including a live performance by the hosts, Nate Taiapa and yours truly!

1. Eric Bibb - In My Father's House
2. BB King - Everyday I Have The Blues
3. The Eagles - Witchy Woman
4. Darren Watson - Love Ain't No Game
5. Michael Burks - Cross Eyed Woman
6. Bobby Blue Bland - Yield Not to Temptation
7. Jeff Healey - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Bob Dylan - You Gotta Serve Somebody
9. Leon Bridges - Coming Home
10. Dizzy Gillespie - Mama's Blues (Mrs Dizzy's Blues)
11. Darcy Perry & Nate Taiapa - You Gotta Believe (Live)
12. Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

Nate and I also caught up with Wellington blues musician Darren Watson and Dunedin alt-folk/country troubadour Matt Langley during their Shoot Your Television Winter Tour on Thursday night at Nivara Lounge in Hamilton. This was an amazing show and you can still catch them at a town near you!

Paekakariki - St. Peter's Hall - Friday 26 June (with Bill Lake)
Palmerston North - Cafe Royale - Sunday 28 June
Hamilton - Nivara Lounge - Thursday 2 July
Mount Maunganui - Mauao Performing Arts - Friday 3 July
Gisborne - The Dome Room - Saturday 4 July
Hastings - Common Room - Sunday 5 July
Wellington - Rogue & Vagabond - Thursday 9 July
Nelson - Playhouse Cafe & Theatre - Friday 10 July
Christchurch - Wunderbar/Lyttelton - Saturday 11 July
Dunedin - Carey's Bay Hotel - Thursday 16 July
Dunedin - Taste Merchants - Friday 17 July
Invercargill - The Cheey Llama - Saturday 18 July

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Darcy Perry with Nate Taiapa + You Gotta Believe

Late last night in The Blues Room. Once a month I am blessed to be a special guest on Nate Taiapa's community (Free FM89) radio show, spinning tracks from my eclectic collection of music. Occasionally we also have a jam together, live to air!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

BB King Special Tribute + The Blues Room

If you are a regular listener of The Blues Room, Wednesdays at 9pm, then tune in for a night of blues in honour of BB King who recently left us to be with God. If you haven't tuned in before, Nate Taiapa hosts an amazing show and you really should become a first time listener tonight!

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Monday, 18 May 2015

TAM JAM 2015

Tam Jam
Monday 1st June
12pm - 5pm
St. Stephens Church
14 Tamahere Drive
Tamahere, Hamilton

Tamahere Music Club and St. Stephens present the inaugural Tam Jam!

Tam Jam is an afternoon picnic featuring local talent. A gig ‘for the kids by the kids’ providing an opportunity for children in the community to share their talents with friends and family (and have a fun day out). There will be singing, dancing, bands, games, and a lolly scramble.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Rest in peace Mr Riley B King

BB King has died in his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted

Rest in peace Mr Riley B King.