Wednesday, 19 November 2014

White Ribbon Day + Live Performance on The Blues Room

Darcy Perry Band
Live on the Blues Room
9pm, Wednesday 26th November, 2014

White Ribbon is an international movement to end men’s violence towards women. The DPB will gather in Nate Taiapa's legendary Blues Room for a live to air set in support of White Ribbon Day.

Tune in 9pm (NZ standard time), Weds 26th Nov via http://player.wizz.co.nz/freefm89 or on the radio Free FM 89.0 (which hosts The Blues Room)

( #StopDomesticViolence #WhiteRibbonDay )

Listen live 9pm (NZ time) each Weds: http://www.freefm.org.nz/programmes/the-blues-room (click the Listen Live icon)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Strawberry Farm Festival

Tamahere’s Strawberry Farm has a lot to celebrate and is sharing the love. As the new strawberry season gets underway the Newell Rd complex is marking the occasion with the launch of a re-vamped Punnet cafe and the opening of a new playground.

The Strawberry Farm Festival on the weekend of November 15-16 will include face painting and balloon artists, live music and lots of strawberry treats.

Daron MacDonald & Darcy Perry
Jazz & Blues Around Lunchtime*
November 15, 2014
*11:30am onwards

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Round The Bridges 2014

Join more than 4,500 runners and walkers of all ages who are set to take part in the 70th Anniversary of the infamous Round the Bridges on Sunday November 16. With participants ranging from athletes to first-timers, super heroes to furry friends, everyone's doing it!

The 2014 birthday bash is a special occasion and with it comes an abundance of new and exciting elements for people to enjoy on and off the course. Look out for participant medals, awesome spot prizes and the chance for SEVEN lucky runners / walkers to win $10,000 each! There will also be all the traditional fave's including musical entertainment en route, school and business challenges, kids play areas, post-event entertainment and much more!

The SkyCity Hamilton HotSpots finalists entertaining runners and walkers on-course for Round the Bridges this year are Looking for Alaska (Aaron Gott and Amy Maynard), Latest Fallout, Beauty and the Bass, Darcy Perry and Sambatron.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Hour of Blues Power + The Blues Room

The Blues Room, 5 November 2014
Episode #458
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"First of all, I'd like to thank the fans and friends of The Blues Room for their support during the challenges of last month. Much time was spent with or worrying about my father who is stabilizing in the spinal unit in Middlemore, Auckland. We hope to get Dad home by Christmas to begin his long hard road of recovery. If you're quick you can download previous episodes of The Blues Room I've missed putting up here from http://www.freefm.org.nz/free-fm-on-demand by searching for The Blues Room

In this episode Darcy Perry rejoins us for what might be his first year anniversary of live-to-air shows on The Blues Room. Darcy will be back at the end of this month with his full band for a very special live-to-air performance in support of the White Ribbon Day campaign to end men's violence towards women and children." Nate Taiapa



1. Muddy Waters - Forty Days & Forty Nights
2. R.L. Burnside - Got Messed Up
3. Koko Taylor - Hittin' On Me
4. Jeff Beck - Dirty Mind
5. The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
6. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Korean Bodega
7. The Animals - Talking About You
8. Sugar Pie DeSanto - Git Back
9. Ray Charles - Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
10. Willie Dixon - Twenty-Nine Ways To My Baby's Door
11. White Stripes - Rag & Bone
12. Willie Dixon - Tail Dragger
13. Eric Bibb - Forgiveness Is Gold
14. James Brown - I've Got To Change
15. Terence Trent D'Arby - Who's Lovin' Who
16. Ledbelly - Rock Island Line


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Darcy Perry Band Live in the Blues Room

Darcy Perry Band
Live in the Blues Room
9pm, Wednesday 26th November, 2014

Free FM 89.0 hosts The Blues Room
9pm each Weds, NZ standard time

The DPB will gather in Nate Taiapa's legendary Blues Room for a live to air set in support of White Ribbon Day.

White Ribbon is an international movement to end men’s violence towards women. Each November, White Ribbon runs a month-long campaign that culminates on 25 November, White Ribbon Day.

The focus of the 2014 campaign is the White Ribbon Pledge. Men want to be proud fathers, uncles, grandfathers and great husbands/partners. We want our partners and kids to live in safe homes without violence. Taking The Pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women means a better life for you and those close to you.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Blues Room + John Williams Interview

The Blues Room, 1 October 2014
Episode #453

This week in The Blues Room I interview blues rocker John Williams. Beginning his career at an early age in New Zealand, John made his mark here and in Australia with Larry's Rebels, The Rebels and King Harvest. He has also been the guitarist for The Platters, Roy Orbison and John Rowles, as well as touring with The Yardbirds, Tom Jones, Eric Burdon, The Walker Bros, Roy Orbison, The Animals, The Easybeats and the one and only Jimmy Page. John Williams is the only guitarist ever to fill in live on stage for the guitar legend.

Currently playing with his bands Double Shot of Blues and Retro Boys, Mr. Williams is known for his jaw-dropping guitar licks, scorching slide-guitar and rocking powerhouse style of blues.

I'll also be playing some tracks from his latest CD/DVD, 12 Bars of Live Blues. Tune in for an Hour of Blues Power and your chance to win a copy!

1. Down By The Riverside - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
2. Talk About The Blues - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
3. Love Bandit - Pee Wee Crayton
4. Red House - John Williams & Double Shot Blues Band
5. Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt

Interview with John Williams

6. Highway 31 - John Williams Double Shot Blues Band
7. Move On Up A Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson
8. Heartbreak Road - Bill Withers

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Listen Live (9pm New Zealand time) here: http://player.wizz.co.nz/freefm89/

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Best of the Blues 2014

Blue September Fundraiser.
Best of the Blues
Auckland Blues Club
Blue September Event
Juice Bar
Parnell, Auckland
7pm, Thursday 25th September, 2014

Proudly presented by The Auckland Blues Club, this annual Blue September fundraiser is growing bigger and better every year. This year, the blues concert has been moved to a bigger venue, Juice Bar in Parnell, and will once again be MC'd by the one and only Frankie Stevens.

Due to popular demand, Frankie will also be performing on the night, along with Fatt Max & Dean 'Honey Boy' Morris, Recliner Rockers, Gary Harvey Trio, The William Brown Band, Stingray, Black Dog, The Flaming Mudcats and the Darcy Perry Band.

That's a great line-up of six blues bands so don't miss out, get in quick. Tickets are available at the door or you can pre-book by contacting Lesley Page.

Tickets are $15 each with all proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.