Monday, 23 November 2015

Blue Christmas at St Stephens Tamahere

My good friend Jacqui is back in New Zealand. Join us for some Gospel and Blues to celebrate Christmas at St Stephens in Tamahere, 7pm on Sunday 6th December.

Please bring donations for The Hamilton Combined Christian Food Bank.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Round the Bridges 2015

Every year thousands of runners and walkers descend upon Hamilton City Centre for one of NZ's most beloved and oldest annually contested events, Round the Bridges!

Established in 1945 the event welcomes people of all shapes and sizes from primary school students right through to running legends. With medals for every participant, on-course musical entertainment and thousands of fun-loving runners and walkers, RTB offers an awesome day out which the entire family can enjoy.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Darcy Perry + Dave Cheetham at Luke's Kitchen

Luke's Kitchen 
Thinking of something to do after celebrating the All Blacks latest victory? Come on down to the sunny Coromandel for the best wood fired  pizza in Aotearoa  and some mighty fine blues. I will playing with the legendary Dave Cheetham from 5pm on Sunday, 25th of October.

Luke's Kitchen
20 Black Jack Road

Monday, 12 October 2015

The Bluesroom + Hour of Blues Power

Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins
The Blues Room, 7 October 2015
Episode #506

Back in the FreeFM studio for another Hour of Blues Power. Enjoy! A mixed bag of funk, folk, rock, soul and blues this week. The Blues Room airs every Wednesday on FreeFM 89, community radio. Check it out and download podcasts from FreeFM89 or The Blues Room.

1. I Ain't Superstitious - Jeff Beck
2. It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
3. Walking The Backstreets And Crying - Little Milton
4. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
5. Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong
6. Put The Pot On - Kokomo Taylor
7. The Hunter - Albert King
8. Take It Easy Baby - Pinetop Perkins
9. Third Degree - Johnny Winter
10. Hold On I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
11. Piece of My Heart - Erma Franklin
12. How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
13. Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood And The Destroyers

Another great show in The Blues Room with the one and only Nate Taiapa. God be with you and have an awesome October.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Saturday 26th September
7pm - Midnight
The Thirsty Dog
469 Karangahape Road

Entry: $20

The Auckland Blues Club presents an impressive line-up of blues musicians, with MC Ray Woolf (MNZM), to support this years fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Thanks also to The Thirsty Dog & Jonty Rutherford, our host.

7.00 - 7.20 : Emma Gard & Dave Cheetham
7.30 - 8.00 : Fatt Max & Dean 'Honey Boy' Morris feat Angelique Owenby
8.15 - 9.00 : Riverhead Slide 
9.15 - 10.00 : The Groove Coalition feat Anton 'Tipi' Elkington
10.15 - 11.00 : Darcy Perry Band 
11.15 - 12.00 : Petra & The Gunsmiths

Blues and Bikes at MOTAT + 27th September 2015

Blues and Bikes at MOTAT
Supporting Distinguished Gentlemans Ride
Sunday 27th September
All Afternoon

Buy Tickets Online

Entry: $20 (Includes entrance into MOTAT)

Celebrating days gone by with an afternoon of Blues music whilst drooling over vintage, classics and custom motocycles from a bygone era. Supporting Prostate Cancer foundation.

Join in the spirit in the nostalgic dress, where gentlemen and ladies dressed to impress. Why not join in the dress code and dress up in very smart formal / vintage wear to match the iconic retro styling of these classic motorcycles.

This spiffy event is a charity fundraiser for Blue September, all proceeds go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Thanks to Triumph NZ and MOTAT for sponsorship.

This event is support the Distinguished Gentlesmans Ride.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Blues at Chartwell

Blue September is about spreading the awareness message for our men to 'Get Checked'. Prostate cancer is one of those things men don't much talk about, but it's the most common form of cancer in men, with more than 3000 diagnosed every year - and over 600 deaths.

Westfield Chartwell is stoked to be working with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ to raise funds and awareness for this cause. Meet blues musician and Blue September Ambassador Darcy Perry at Westfield Chartwell on Thursday night, along with his world class band and local rising stars from Berkley Normal Middle School and Tamahere Model Country School.

Other Chartwell Blue September events:

We'll meet you at The Coffee Club with Brett McGregor
15 September

Prostate Foundation of NZ sponsor, The Coffee Club, welcomes Masterchef winner Brett McGregor into their kitchen on Tuesday 15 September from 10am - noon.

Pop in and make a gold coin donation and decorate a mini cupcake with Brett and grab a photo too.

Quiz night at Smith & McKenzie with Tarun
24 September

Quiz nights can be funny enough but when you add comedian Tarun into the mix, a good night is assured.

The questions start flying at 7pm - join us for prizes, fun giveaways and lots of laughs.

Tickets are just $20 per person and are available from Smith & McKenzie - phone 07 855 1400 to book in your team.