Sunday, 8 February 2015

Summertime Blues + Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2015

Summertime Blues

Saturday 21st February
11am until 3:30pm
Rogers Rose Garden
Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton

Bring a picnic and nestle into the Rogers Rose Garden for an afternoon of the smooth sounds of some of the best blues around. Curated by the Hamilton Blues Society who keep the blues alive by hosting some of the best blues musicians from New Zealand and overseas.

The Hamilton Blues Society hit the stage at 1pm, featuring Tony Kaye (guitar), Nate Taiapa (harmonica), Neil Reynolds (drums), Herby (keys), Stu Lawrence (bass) and Darcy Perry.

Tickets: $5 All Day Pass.
Buy Tickets here.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Blues Room + Hour of Blues Power

The Blues Room, 4 February 2015
Episode #471
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The first Wednesday of every month I'm a guest DJ on The Blues Room, Nate Taiapa's radio show dedicated to the blues and aired in the Waikato and around the world on Free FM.

This is an Hour Of Blues Power, with plenty of 'old school', 'new school' and 'never went to school' blues and soul music. Enjoy!

1. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin'
2. Mike Zito - Big Mouth
3. Candye Kane - You Need Love
4. Hubert Sumlin - You Got To Help Me
5. Aretha Franklin - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
6. Champion Jack Dupree - Junkers Blues
7. Fats Domino - I'm Ready
8. Little Walter - Blues With A Feeling
9. B.B. King - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
10. Alvin Youngblood Hart - Motivational Speaker
11. Canned Heat - Time Was
12. Lee Dorsey - Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)
13. Cody Chesnutt - Everybody's Brother
14. Monster Mike Welch - A Thrill To Be Alive
15. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I'll Still Be True

Wednesday, 4 February 2015


LaValla Estate Presents
Saturday 25th April
1pm until 6pm
LaValla Estate, 131 Dominion Road, Tuakau


Pack up your picnic (in your old kit bag) and get down to the beautiful LaValla Estate for an afternoon of entertainment with Fatt Max, Black Dog and the Darcy Perry Band, commemorating Anzac Day with the best of New Zealand blues music.

Gates open 1pm. Show 2pm until 6pm, plays rain or shine. Bring a picnic or food available for purchase.

Fully Licenced. NO BYO alcohol or soft drinks. Sealed water bottles permitted.

Tickets $45 (1 child under 12 free with each paying adult).
Tickets available from Venue: LaValla Estate, 131 Dominion Road, Tuakau
Phone: 09 236 8947 or Online: