Manalishi: The Blues of Fleetwood Mac

Having played to several very receptive audiences recently, including a crowd of around 600 at the Marchwood Blues Picnic in Tauranga, Manalishi return to the Bristol to showcase the blues of Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac.

Del Thomas – guitar/vox;
John Barrett – guitar;
Sean Dolan – bass;
James Shanks – drums

Jam Night

It’s getting colder outside at this time of year and we haven’t had one for a while so this month’s jam night is going to be full of heart-warming acoustic music for you. So, all you musos, dust off your acoustic instruments of all shapes, sizes and denominations and bring some of the heat of the Mississippi Delta to Cuba Street.

Amps supplied by the Music Warehouse

Blues Buffet with Erna Ferry

Erna Ferry has just returned from the States where she’s been playing some clubs there. She’s got a strong voice and plays mean Little Walter-style harmonica. The Blues Buffet recently played the Blues, Brews and BBQ gig in Tauranga and Church Road Winery, Napier and have a gig at the Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival on Queen’s Birthday weekend. They cover Albert Collins, Herbie Hancock, SRV, Muddy Waters, Little Charlie and the Nightcats plus originals from their CD, Appertiser. Check out some sound bytes on: www.myspace.com/the_blues_buffet

Erna Ferry – voxs/harp
Fred Loveridge – guitar/voxs
Nigel Bateman – drums/vox
Paul Wilson – keyboards/voxs
Murray Loveridge – bass/vox

Blue Highways

Highway 61 meets Cuba Street! If the blues don’t get you, the highway will… Soak up a night of groove ‘n blues with Ms Bean and her trusty cohorts. And maybe Ray Ahipene-Mercer won’t fall asleep tonight as he will have just come back a few hours before the gig, from a trip to Cuba – the real CUBA!
Carol Bean – guitar/vox
Lester Mundell – harp/vox
Ray Ahipene-Mercer – guitar
Anje Glindemann – drums
Jim Nicolson – bass

THE HISTORY OF CAPITAL BLUES – Recollections from SKYE ANDERSON

Recollections from SKYE ANDERSON

I have been a member of the Blues Club from the start. Member #1 was Pip Payne, #2Trudy, #3 Phil Raynee, and member #4 was me. When the club moved to the Hotel Bristol, Barry Saunders and Caroline Easther had a CD launch there. We have had bands like Kokomo Blues and The Nairobi Trio. Trudy Benham set it up. She was doing everything: the band bookings, the payments, the raffle etc. We called her Trudy Blues. Once in a while I took over and gave Trudy a night off.

Aside from Trudy, the working Committee over the years has changed, morphed and evolved: Pip Payne, Kayte Edwards, Stephen Upston, Skye Anderson, Al Witham, Sarah Duckworth, Dougal Speir, Richard Caigou, have all done heaps of work to keep in running AND Tony from Buzz Audio did the sound for years.

THE HISTORY OF CAPITAL BLUES – Recollections from KAYTE EDWARDS

Recollections from KAYTE EDWARDS

The club has taken many forms over the past years from the seedy upstairs bar we started in where we played around the pool table, to Bill Direen’s Bar when we had evolved into a loose incorporated society.

At Bill Direen’s we had a house band that folks could play with – and what a house band it was with Darren Watson, Richard Te One, Darren Hancock and Bob Smith. The blues just howled there some nights and it was with distress that we heard the venue was no longer available. Trudy, Stephen and I walked downtown thinking of possible venues.

After a bit of a pub crawl we called into the Bristol and a new era for the club began.

SOME OF THE BANDS WHO’VE PLAYED THE CLUB OVER THE YEARS

SOME OF THE BANDS WHO’VE PLAYED THE CLUB OVER THE YEARS

PIP PAYNE AND RHYTHM METHOD
MIDGE MARSDEN
THE PAUAS
HAMMOND GAMBLE
BRANIGAN KAA
KOKOMO BLUES BAND
THE WHITIREA BLUES EXPERIENCE
MIKE GARNER AND DOC SPAN (AUS) – BLUES FROM THE HEARTLAND TOUR

BILLY TK JUNIOR
NEIL BILLINGTON BAND
JULIAN DIXON AND MATT HAY
KAYTE AND THE BARFLIES
JAN PRESTON
BARRY SAUNDERS AND CAROLINE EASTHER
WAYNE MASON BAND
DOUG MACLEOD (USA)
PUGSLEY BUZZARD (AUS)
THE JOHN O’CONNOR EXPERIMENT
SHAYN HURRICANE WILLS AND THE ZEPHYR HUNTERS

THE WINDY CITY STRUGGLERS
TIN PAN ALLEY
VELOX BROTHERS
THE BEHEMOTHS (Darren Bob Smith, Richard Te One, Darren Hancock)
DARREN WATSON
DAVE MURPHY
RED DOG SALOON BAND

GREENY AND THE MAC
HENPICKED
AL WITHAM BAND
LONDON UNDERGROUND
THE BUSINESS
LAURA COLLINS BAND

THE MUSIC WAREHOUSE JAM NIGHT
FRANKIE AND THE BEE
RODGER FOX & the NZ SCHOOL OF MUSIC
BULLFROG RATA AND THE ALLIGATORS
THE LEGAL TENDER BAND
THE PICKUPS

CAROL BEAN & BLUE HIGHWAYS
BLUES BUFFET WITH ERNA FERRY
SILVERLINE
ADAM WALDRON & FRIENDS
BOB COOPER-GRUNDY & FRIENDS
HUTT RIVER RAMBLE
EL BASTARDO BANDITOS!
WELLINGTON HEADS
THE CATTLESTOPS
THE KEMPTONES