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August Jam Night

The jam night is a chance to bring your songs and play with the house band. Our aim is to promote live blues/roots music through performance, education and marketing, and to foster emerging talent.

Make yourself known to the MC and he’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or 3 or 4 songs max. It starts at 8.30 pm but if you arrive early then that’ll give you time to speak to the MC before the music starts.
We welcome you to have a go on the floor, or simply enjoy watching the music being created in the spontaneity and feeling of the moment!

School of Music

Its New Zealand School of Music time again.  For this presentation Rodger Fox and the students will launch onto the Bristol Stage with their usual range of bands, sounds and excitement.

A great night of swinging’ big band blues / jump swing and a little funk and R&B thrown in for good measure.  Its always one hell’va night.

Kings and Associates

Kings & Associates were recently named 3 time winners in the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards for Best Band, Best New Talent and Best Producer.  Since their humble beginnings, winning the 2014 South Australian Blues and Roots Association award for ‘Most Outstanding New Act’, Kings & Associates have truly developed into one of Australia’s most uniquely new and exciting neo blues bands.

Their 2014 debut album Red Dress, recorded in Adelaide and mixed by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes’ ‘Boys & Girls’), hit no.1 on the iTunes Blues charts in Australia.

Their 2017 follow up album, Tales Of A Rich Girl, produced byJim Scott(Rolling Stones, Sting, the Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Crowded House) and mixed by Vance Powell (Dixie Chicks, Jack White and Chris Stapleton) went to number 1 on the Australian Blues and Roots Radio Chartsin week 2 of its release, and reached number 15 on the Roots Radio International Charts, compiled from global radio playlists.

Reviews have been nothing short of astonishing with Huffington Post’sRandy Radic labelling it “a humdinger from the land down under”.

KNiKi and Mike Beale

Needing little introduction,  the very popular KNiKi and Mike will be back again at Roomfulla Blues.  It will be a great night of blues music.

It was just a chance email early in 2009 that introduced Perth based blues singer KNiKi with Gold Coast based guitarist/frontman of Men in Blues fame Mike Beale.

The combination of Mike’s shredding blues vocal and explosive guitar, with KNiKi’s powerful, soulful and yet expressive voice has left crowds desperate for more.

Bullfrog Rata

Back to the Bristol this Thursday we welcome Bullfrog Rata, one of New Zealand’s premier blues artists who has notched up an impressive list of support slot credits which include, among others, Tina Turner, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Charley Pride, Junior Wells and Canned Heat.

The Thursday gig at the Bristol will kick-off with Bullfrog performing solo, followed by a duo and then the three-piece with George Barris and Des Mallon.

No matter what line up he appears in, your cares and worries will disappear as the beat, the sound, the music, the movement, the voice, all conspire in one riveting package to take you to another place, somewhere with the wind at your face and the entire world at your feet!

July Jam Night

The jam night is a chance to bring your songs and play with the house band. Our aim is to promote live blues/roots music through performance, education and marketing, and to foster emerging talent.

Make yourself known to the MC and he’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or 3 or 4 songs max. It starts at 8.30 pm but if you arrive early then that’ll give you time to speak to the MC before the music starts.

We welcome you to have a go on the floor, or simply enjoy watching the music being created in the spontaneity and feeling of the moment!

Two Bluesy Blondes

Erna Ferry and Julie Lamb in a mash up of blonde hair and bluesy lungs… From trad to not so much… The song list is varied, and the band is grand!

Stephen Fisher (Manawatu Standard) had this to say in 2016:

“The women worked together superbly, bouncing off each other in performance, each inspiring the other, revelling in their soulful and down-to-earth blues sound prevalent both on their own and together.

All this infectious music-making needs a really great band, and in this gig we were not left wanting as Andrew Richardson (drums), Callum Hazlitt Black (bass), Deane Hunter (guitar), Pieter Bos (keys) and Andrew Clouston on the saxophone all had great fun. They provided a magnificent supporting sound, adding to the very essence of this classic music-making with some magnificent solo work across the lineup. … it was impossible to remain still as this high-energy sultry concert took flight, sending the audience home ‘high’ from the very best of blues.”

Sharp Fours

A first time for Roomfulla Bluz, the Wellington-based Sharp Fours will comprise Rick Cranson drums, Mike Duffy bass, Blair Latham horns and guitar and Mat Enright guitar and vocals. They promise a night of the blues including the Piedmont blues of the greats like Josh White and, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhe

Shaken Not Stirred

Funky blues, swingin blues, old blues, bent blues and stinky blues rounding off a delightful program of musical items.

Shaken not Stirred feature the horn section of Andre Paris and Damian Forlong, the vocals and bass playing of Geoff Hern with Deane Hunter on guitar and Miss Olivia Campion on drums. Special featured guest artist, world renowned Banjo player Jenny.

Be prepared to be slapped and then tickled, Shaken not Stirred, the ultimate in aural pleasure!

June Blues Jam Night

The jam night is a chance to bring your songs and play with the house band. Our aim is to promote live blues/roots music through performance, education and marketing, and to foster emerging talent.

Make yourself known to the MC and he’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or 3 or 4 songs max. It starts at 8.30 pm but if you arrive early then that’ll give you time to speak to the MC before the music starts.

We welcome you to have a go on the floor, or simply enjoy watching the music being created in the spontaneity and feeling of the moment!