Friday, 20 January 2017

Darcy Perry Blues Band at Podge's Place

Podge's Place
Saturday 21st January
8pm til Late

Darcy Perry and his rocking Blues Band. Featuring special guests Robert Lock, Herb Mason-Riseborough and Hal Tupaea.

"Hi all, if ya coming from outa town for the drags and need somewhere close and biker friendly to stay check into Podge's Place. Now this place will be pumping the Saturday night with the Darcy Perry Band going hard and there's a good range of eateries right beside Podge's plus the local gas station pumps 98. So see ya t here on the night!"

This our first DPBB gig for 2017, the night before the Meremere Motorcycle Drags. A great motorcycle friendly place to stay the night with a good range of eateries right beside Podge's plus the local gas station pumps 98.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Here is my last Hour of Blues Power for 2016 and also my first for 2017. It is a great pleasure to be a guest DJ on Nate Taiapa's Blues Room, FreeFM 89.0, 9pm the first Wednesday of every month. I hope you enjoy the show!

Wednesday 4 January 2017
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

Happy New Year everybody! Darcy Perry welcomes in 2017 with this first episode of The Blues Room. We thank you for all your support, for all your music submissions, and for your appreciation of good blues! Enjoy!

Darren Watson
1. Moreland & Arbuckle - When The Lights Are Burning Low
2. Torozo Cannon - Bad Contract
3. Curtis Salgado - Hard to Feel the Same About Love
4. Darren Watson - I Still Feel the Same
5. Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Giving Up On Your Love
6. Sleepy John Estes - Black Mattie Blues
7. James Blood Ulmer - Survivors of the Hurricane
8. Mavis Staples - On My Way
9. Otis Taylor - Mexican Cowboy
10. Joe Bonamassa - Dirt Pocket
11. Bettye LaVette - Talking Old Soldiers
12. Bogus Ben Covington - Adam and Eve in The Garden
13. Jimi Hendrix - Bold As Love

The Blues Room #566
Wednesday 7 December 2016
9pm-10pm NZ time, FreeFM89.0

Darcy Perry lays down another hour of blues power!

1. B.B. King - Please Come Home for Christmas
2. Darren Watson - Planet Key
3. Johnny Winter and Jason Ricci - My Babe
4. John Butler Trio - Zebra
5. K.T. Tunstall - Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
6. Darcy Perry and Nate Taiapa - Blues Man
7. Koko Taylor- Jump for Joy
8. Taj Mahal - Oh Lord, Things Are Getting Crazy Up Here
9. Jon Spenser Blues Explosion - Calvin
10. Midge Marsden - Carry My Blues Away
11. Darcy Perry Band - Soul Of A Man
12. Chris Thomas King - Wanna Die With A Smile On My Face

Monday, 14 November 2016

Darcy Perry + Nate Taiapa's The Blues Room

At the beginning of every month, I am invited into Nate Taiapa's 'The Blues Room'. It is an hour of blues power, which often has unexpected turns along the journey, with tunes from all over the world. There is always something old, something something blue!

I've always enjoyed music. It was a while before I understood what the blues were and where it came from. When you listen to my music I hope new, something borrowed and you feel that love. Mercy, mercy, mercy.

The Blues Room #561
Wednesday 2 November 2016
9pm-10pm, FreeFM89.0, Hamilton, NZ.

1. Bobby 'Blue' Bland - I Wouldn't Treat a Dog
2. Cream - Crossroads (Live)
3. George Thorogood & the Destroyers - Bad to the Bone
4. Darren Watson - It'll Come to Ya'
5. Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm
6. Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Dr. Bones
7. Henrik Freischlader - Nothin' to Lose
8. Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit - Strange Things Happen
9. Bo Diddley - Bring it to Jerome
10. G. Love & Special Sauce - This Ain't Living
11. Bex Marshall - Too Much Rock n' Roll
12. Hound Dog Taylor - Goodnight Boogie
13. Chris Rea - You Can Go Your Own Way
14. Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - I Love You Baby

The Blues Room #557
Wednesday 5 October 2016
9pm-10pm, FreeFM89.0, Hamilton, NZ.

1. Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
2. Bob Dylan - Slow Train
3. The Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul
4. Charlie Musselwhite - The Well
5. Lloyd Spiegal - Long Way From Heaven
6. Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
7. Bill Withers - Use Me
8. Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal and Wynton Marsalis - Just a Closer Walk with Thee
9. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - That's All I Got

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Hour of Blues Power + RIP Lightning Red

Lightning Red with the Darcy Perry Blues Band,
Whangarei Jazz & Blues Festival, NZ, 2005.
Watch out! Another great double shot of Blues you can use! Darcy Perry of the Darcy Perry Blues Band is LIVE in The Blues Room: from the roots to the fruits the first Wednesday of every month. Tune in for some LIVE blues and more!

The August show is dedicated to Texan Bluesman 'Lightning Red'. I had the pleasure of getting to know him while he was in New Zealand. Red was a genuine human being, a wonderful musician and good friend. He enjoyed playing with my band and we enjoyed his company and stories about Texas blues. 

Red, thanks for sharing your gifts with us and showing me how to get the best Texas tones from my amp. God bless you and your family. Rest in peace my friend.

"Lightning Red (Wayne Bak) musical artist died July 6th at the age of 67 of heart problems and prostate cancer.

He was a blues artist who performed nationally and internationally touring England, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Scandinavia, Croatia, Germany, Holland, and Australia and New Zealand. He played electric guitar, was a song writer, sang and fronted his own band for 50 years.

He recorded 8 albums of original music. His entire life was shaped by an insatiable passion for the blues. It’s all he ever played. He is considered a great blues artist by many across the world.

Red and his wife came to Austin in 1977 from the Chicago area. After living out-of-state for 8 years, they returned back home to Austin in December 2015.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Deborah Vanko, a sister, Janice Brennan of Illinois, a sister Joan Bakalar and her daughter, Stacey of New Zealand."

The Blues Room #553
Wednesday 7 September 2016
9pm-10pm, FreeFM89.0
Download episode #553

1. Frank Bang and The Cook County Kings
2. Brenda Boykin - Big Fat Mama
3. The Joey Gilmore Band - A Little Love Always Makes It Better
4. Bruce Katz Band - You Got It
5. Big Walter Horton - Go Long Woman
6. Greg Copeland - Crossroads
7. Junior Wells & Buddy Guy - How Can One Woman Treat A Man So Mean
8. Billie Holiday - You Let Me Down
9. Jesse Dee - On My Mind, In My Heart
10. Liz Mandeville - What Could of Been
11. Anders Osborne - Lean On Me/Believe In You
12. Marcia Ball - We Fell Hard
13. Eric Bibb - Michael Row the Boat Ashore

The Blues Room #548
Wednesday 3 August 2016
9pm-10pm, FreeFM89.0

Lightning Red.
May 6, 1949 - July 6, 2016.

1. Junior Wells - Give Me One Reason
2. Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore - It Wasn't Easy
3. Buddy Guy & Tracy Chapman - Ain't No Sunshine
4. Albert Castiglia - Let's Make Love In the Morning
5. Lightning Red - Lie No More
6. Ben Harper - Ground On Down
7. Lightning Red & EZ Love - Change Is Gonna Come
8. Etta James - Stormy Monday Blues
9. Jeff Healey - See the Light
10. John Long - Things Can't Be Down Always
11. Tony Joe White - Who You Gonna Hoo Doo Now

Dedicated to Lightning Red, May 6, 1949 – July 6, 2016.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Everyday Hero New Zealand: Blue September 2016

2016 Blue September Breakfast Launch.
Blue September is a fun way of delivering a serious message about 'facing up to prostate cancer'. Why Blue? Blue is for men and 1 in 10 NZ men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Face Your Fear

We’ve all got fears. But a prostate check shouldn’t be one of them. Each year prostate cancer kills 600 Kiwi men – now that’s scary. So this Blue September, we want you to face your fear for prostate cancer awareness month.

Blues Night

Bar Comida is supporting Blue September with a fundraising event on Saturday 24th September. Musicians from the Auckland Blues Music Club will be coming together for an entertaining evening with a message for everyone,

Featuring: Darcy Perry, Dave Cheetham, Slow Jones, Emma Gard, Brian Glamuzina, Gary Harvey and many more!

Saturday 24th September
Doors open from 7:30pm
Register Online 

Bar Comida
81 Tamaki Drive
Mission Bay

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Another Double Shot of The Blues Room

Darcy Perry of the Darcy Perry Blues Band is LIVE in The Blues Room: from the roots to the fruits the first Wednesday of every month. Tune in for some LIVE blues and more!

The Blues Room, 6th July 2016
Episode #544
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1. Memphis Slim with Matt Guitar Murphy - Wish Me Well
2. RL Burnside - It's A Good Thing
3. Riverhead Slide - Hanging with the Blues
4. Darrell Nulisch with James Cotton - Boot Knockin' Boogie
5. The Black Crowes - Thorn in my Pride
6. Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O'Lee
Robert Belfour - Black Mattie 
8. The Blind Boys of Alabama - Higher Ground
9. Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
10. John Lee Hooker - The Waterfront
11. Billy Boy Arnold - Somebody Help Me
12. Taj Mahal - All Along the Watchtower

The Blues Room, 1 June 2016
Episode #539
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1. Louis Armstrong - Didn't He Ramble
2. B.B. King with U2 - When Love Comes To Town
3. The Black Crowes - Bad Luck Blue Eyes
4. Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You
5. John Mayer - Route 66
6. Rod Stewart - Amazing Grace
7. Buddy Guy - Sweet Black Girl
8. Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A'Comin
9. Nina Simone - Work Song
10. The Black Keys - Grown So Ugly
11. Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms