Monday, 15 February 2016

Mercury Bay Music Festival + Darcy Perry + Mark Dennison and Brass In Pocket

Mercury Bay Music Festival 2016

Fri 3 Jun 2016, 7:00pm–10:30pm
Sat 4 Jun 2016, 11:00am–11:30pm
Sun 5 Jun 2016, 11:00am–11:30pm

Whitianga, Mercury Bay, Monk Street, Whitianga

All Ages
0800 BUY TIX (289 849) – Ticket Outlets

Mercury Bay Music Festival
Creative Mercury Bay

Mark Dennison
A celebration of jazz, blues, folk, world and acoustic music over three days in Mercury Bay. Top artists from New Zealand, Australia and the USA, including Don McGlashan, Mel Parsons, Miho's Jazz Orchestra, Hobnail, Hamilton County Blue Grass Band, legendary Kiwi blues-man Darcy Perry with special guests Mark Dennison and the Brass in Pocket band. 

All performances over the weekend will take place in centrally located venues within walking distance of each other. Enjoy the cafes, restaurants, activities and fabulous accommodation that Whitianga has to offer with some world class entertainment to cap off a spectacular weekend.

All tickets are General Admission and provide open access to all Festival events through the weekend. Main concert events will take place at the Whitianga Town Hall and The Blue Lagoon. In addition to that there will be a feast of free events happening in and around the town.

The Festival will also be offering a series of workshops throughout the weekend on a range of skills. These will be offered as additional options for those keen to get hands-on and hone their performance skills. Workshop will start at $40 for a 3 hour session. Presented by world class musicians and artists, they will cover a wide range of performance skills. Stagecraft, vocal skills, bass guitar, drumming styles and ukulele are just some of the workshops happening over the weekend. Places are limited in these clinics so reserve your spot early. 

Visit the festival website for more information and to book your place in the workshop of your choice.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Darcy Perry In The Blues Room 2016

Darcy Perry back in The Blues Room for 2016. 
I am back in Nate Taiapa's Blues Room for 2016, bringing you an Hour of Blue's Power the first Wednesday of every month. These are the first two shows for the year:

#519 :: Darcy Perry Welcomes In 2016. Happy New Year!

The Blues Room, 6 January 2016
Episode #519

Happy New Year from Darcy Perry and all of us in The Blues Room and at Free FM89.0.

1. Janis Joplin - One Good Man
2. Buddy Guy - A Man of Many Words
3. Magic Slim & The Teardrops - Wake Me Up Early
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Long As I Can See The Light
5. B.B. King - I Done Got Wise
6. Tony Vega Band - Down In New Orleans
7. James Brown - It's A Man's World
8. Mike Onesko Blues Band - Big Fat Mama
9. Johnny Lang - A Quitter Never Wins
10. Lonnie Brooks - Cold Lonely Nights
11. Coco Montoya - Never Seen You Cry This Way Before
12. Lance Lopez - Heart Fixin' Blues
13. Jimmy Bowskill - Salty Dog
14. Bernard Allison - I Just Came Back To Say Goodbye

The Blues Room, 3 February 2016
Episode #522

Darcy Perry returns for another hour of blues power. He manages to catch up with Fatt Max on the line, get video recorded for The Blues Room's facebook group, eat some homemade apple and rhubarb crumble AND spin some vinyl all in under an hour. Beat that!!!

1. T-Bone Shuffle - Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland
2. Mark Kerr - One Drink Away From the Blues
3. Leslie West - Sinner's Prayer
4. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Blackbird Special
5. A Cryin Shame (No kidding!) - Nutbush City Limits
6. Michael Burks - Voodoo Spell
7. Monster Mike Welch - Searching For An Angel
8. Count Bassie - Four Or Five Times
9. Son Seals - Don't Pick Me For Your Fool
10. Craig Erickson - Ramblin' Again
11. Lowel Fulson - Swinging Party
12. Never Seen You Cry This Way Before

God bless and all the best for 2016!