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Cuba Dupa Blues 2016

Saturday, 19 March 2016 @ 12:30 pm - Sunday, 20 March 2016 @ 6:00 pm

CubaDupa Blues 2015


SATURDAY 19 March at the Bristol Stage

The X-ray Catz @ CubaDupa Wellington NZ 28-29 March 2015X Ray Catz 12.30-1.15

Good time rockabilly mayhem guaranteed from the Catz to get the Hotel Bristol Stage party started – Dancing shoes needed for bopping down the Mall to their 50’s sounds!




Del ThomasDel Thomas Band 1.45-2.30

A fine mix of bluesy rootsy originals from Del’s albums and, if you love the sound of the British Blues Boom, there will be a couple of early Fleetwood Mac classics from the band to keep you smiling.




image004Superheaters 3.00 -3.45

50’s rhythm & blues, chicken skin music and anything that swings is how they define themselves. Featuring Wayne Mason on vocals and keys, this is where George Jones meets Howlin’ Wolf and nods to Little Feat and Big Joe Turner!




Phil McLaughlinThe Immigrants 4.15 – 5.00
Phil McLaughlin will be bringing you some funky jazz inflected blues with his 3 piece band to take you from Cuba Street all the way to that other Windy City – Chicago!





Cuba Dupa Capital BluesJake Stokes and the Smoking Barrels 5.30-6.15

This band has been wowing audiences around the country on their recent tour and will be guaranteed to keep you on your feet with their high powered blues rock




Cryin ShameCryin’ Shame 6.45-7.30

A fresh take on some blues rock classics courtesy of Dougal Speir and the Mad Professor aka Electrolux Murray backed by a formidable rhythm section.




Julie LambJulie Lamb Band 8-8.45

Fronted by Julie Lamb this set features an 11 piece band playing material from Julie’s albums. This body of work has garnered some impressive reviews around the world and gone against recent trends in the music industry by actually selling some albums! A charting, award winning band – funk based blues for your soul.




Funkbone ExperienceFunkbone Experience 9.15-12.00

Fronted by Rodger Fox – trombonist – arranger – band leader and bona fide musical legend, The FunkBone Experience wields smoky licks / classic funk / down-home blues and remakes of classic jazz standards with a repertoire reading likes the who’s who of the funk jazz area. Material by artists such as Stevie Wonder / Herbie Hancock / Maceo Parker / The Jazz Crusaders / Cold Blood / Tom Scott / Raul De Souza Jimmy McGriff and other great groove masters.



SUNDAY 20 March at the Bristol Stage


Shayn WillsShayn Wills and Rick Cranson 11.00-11.45 am

Shayn ‘Hurricane’ Wills is an impressive one man powerhouse with just a guitar, harmonica and some down ‘n’ dirty vocals. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Rick Cranson will join him on drums today to bring us the free chops! Sunday brunch will never be the same again….



Maven RavensMaven Ravens 12.15 – 1.00pm

Slinky keyboards and clarinet blended with fine female voices will keep you enthralled through lunch.




Elliott FuimaonoTrain Wreck 1.30-2.15

Throw bass, guitar and drums at some blues for some bluesy afternoon delight.
Master blues bassman Elliott Fuimaono and guitar wonder Dion Williams bring some blues to your afternoon.




Wellington HeadsWellington Heads 2.45 – 3.30pm

The Heads have just released their fifth album and will be bringing you some of the fine songs from that and their back catalogue to keep you blues-focussed throughout the afternoon.




Marg Layton BandMarg Layton Band 4.00 – 4.45 pm

What can anyone say about Marg? She’s an absolute legend with a fantastic band including Bill Lake which can go from deep blues to folky overtures with such grace and aplomb you’ll be enthralled.




Shaken not stirredShaken Not Stirred 5.15- 6.00pm

Bringing proceedings to a close will be the fine jazzy blues of Shaken Not Stirred. Renowned throughout the country for being master craftsmen of the groove…… enjoy!



Saturday, 19 March 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Sunday, 20 March 2016 @ 6:00 pm


Hotel Bristol
131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
04-385 1147