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 originalmusiccomp@gmail.com or send a message on facebook: www.facebook.com/OriginalMusicCompetition

*Electric acoustic guitars and keyboards are fine.