Saturday, 4 July 2015

International Blues Music Day 2015

International Blues Music Day!
Saturday 1st August
11am - 5pm
The Thirsty Dog
469 Karangahape Road
Entry: $10

The Auckland Blues Club presents an impressive line-up of blues musicians to celebrate International Blues Day. Come on down to The Thirsty Dog to be at the first gig on International Blues Day. Featuring Darcy Perry & Nate Taiapa, Jason Herbert, Fatt Max & Dean 'Honey Boy' Morris, Dave Cheetham & Peter Archer, Luke Murray, Stingray and Doubleshot.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Hour of Blues Power + The Blues Room + Live Blues

Darren Watson on Tour. 
The Blues Room, 1 July 2015
Episode #492
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An eclectic dozen this Hour Of Blues Power on the Blues Room, including a live performance by the hosts, Nate Taiapa and yours truly!

1. Eric Bibb - In My Father's House
2. BB King - Everyday I Have The Blues
3. The Eagles - Witchy Woman
4. Darren Watson - Love Ain't No Game
5. Michael Burks - Cross Eyed Woman
6. Bobby Blue Bland - Yield Not to Temptation
7. Jeff Healey - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Bob Dylan - You Gotta Serve Somebody
9. Leon Bridges - Coming Home
10. Dizzy Gillespie - Mama's Blues (Mrs Dizzy's Blues)
11. Darcy Perry & Nate Taiapa - You Gotta Believe (Live)
12. Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

Nate and I also caught up with Wellington blues musician Darren Watson and Dunedin alt-folk/country troubadour Matt Langley during their Shoot Your Television Winter Tour on Thursday night at Nivara Lounge in Hamilton. This was an amazing show and you can still catch them at a town near you!

Paekakariki - St. Peter's Hall - Friday 26 June (with Bill Lake)
Palmerston North - Cafe Royale - Sunday 28 June
Hamilton - Nivara Lounge - Thursday 2 July
Mount Maunganui - Mauao Performing Arts - Friday 3 July
Gisborne - The Dome Room - Saturday 4 July
Hastings - Common Room - Sunday 5 July
Wellington - Rogue & Vagabond - Thursday 9 July
Nelson - Playhouse Cafe & Theatre - Friday 10 July
Christchurch - Wunderbar/Lyttelton - Saturday 11 July
Dunedin - Carey's Bay Hotel - Thursday 16 July
Dunedin - Taste Merchants - Friday 17 July
Invercargill - The Cheey Llama - Saturday 18 July

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Darcy Perry with Nate Taiapa + You Gotta Believe

Late last night in The Blues Room. Once a month I am blessed to be a special guest on Nate Taiapa's community (Free FM89) radio show, spinning tracks from my eclectic collection of music. Occasionally we also have a jam together, live to air!