Saturday, 20 December 2014

Merry Christmas + Happy New Year

Photo credit: Nate Taiapa
That was a quick year! I continue to work with amazing people, inspiring me through their own enthusiasm and dedication.

Last week was the end of school and also music lessons, so I'm off to the beach with my family for some well deserved rest and relaxation.

Over the summer I am also working on new songs for release in 2015 with talented producer and musician, Ahmen Mahal.

My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone supporting the band, tuning into the blues room and coming out to see us play.

With the Blue September campaign getting a good deal of support (despite having to compete with the national election), I was invited by my good friend Nate Taiapa to help promote the White Ribbon appeal to end violence against women. Both worthy causes and I appreciate the help from the band and my manager Lesley in making a difference.

A special year for some of my students heading off to intermediate school. I know the effort you have put into your music will help you shine wherever you go. Congratulations also to those who won awards for excellence.

To all the young musicians from Lil Pumpkins, Montessori, Tamahere and Rukuhia schools, keep safe and have fun playing music during the holidays.

God bless you and your families. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and see you again in 2015!

Darcy Perry

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas At The Lake 2014 + Hannah Morgan

Christmas At The Lake
14th December 2014
5pm until 10pm
Lake Te Koutu, Cambridge

Due to weather, postponed to Monday 15th December, 5pm until 10pm.

Bring a Picnic blanket and enjoy the fun!

Entertainment from Local Artists & Performers, 
Kapa Haka, Dance Acts, Santa, Bouncy Castles, Fun Rides, Face Painting Delicious Food, and much more.

Hannah Morgan with mum Lee Tulloch-Morgan
(Photo: Geoff Lewis)
Christmas at the Lake is a bi- annual 'free' community event co-ordinated by Bridges Church with the involvement of other churches and community groups. It is an amazing opportunity for people of all ages to gather together and there is something to enjoy for everyone. People start to gather from mid afternoon to find a great spot to put down their picnic blankets with the 'family fun activities' starting from 5.00 pm. Nine local Primary Schools painted 'A New Zealand Christmas' murals which are on display for all to enjoy.

Activity on the mainstage begins at 6pm with headliners Late 80’s Mercedes, Rapture Ruckus, Julia Grace, Nora and a host of local performers, kapa haka, bands and duos. Classical singer Hannah Morgan will be accompanied by Darcy Perry on guitar. The night will conclude at 10.00 pm with a Fireworks Display.

This is a drug & alcohol free family event.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Blues Room + Derek Jacombs Interview

Kokomo - Bigger Than Brando
This Wednesday night on The Blues Room I interview Derek Jacombs, band leader of the legendary Kokomo, a Bay of Plenty export that has entertained audiences all over New Zealand since 1991. Their latest release is Bigger Than Brando, with a December 5th album launch at the Nivara Lounge in Hamilton.

Tickets are $15.00, available on-line at Eventfinder and from Nivara this week. Full details on

Tune in from 9pm ( and FM89.0 in the Waikato) for a chance to win the Bigger Than Brando CD and tickets to the album launch.

The Blues Room, 3 December 2014
Episode #462

1. Ella Fitzgerald - Good Morning Blues
2. Chuck Berry - How You're Changed
3. Kokomo - Waiting For A Sunny Day
Interview with Derek Jacombs
4. Kokomo - (No One Was) Bigger Than Brando
5. Jimi Hendrix - Bleeding Heart
6. Coco Montoya - Beyond The Blues
7. Guitar Shorty - Sonic Boom
8. Etta James - You Shook Me
9. Junior Wells - Little By Little
10. BB King - She Don't Move Me No More