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Gospel According to the Blues

Launching our new venue at Jack Hackett’s, Roomfulla Blues invites you to feel some authentic rocking blues gospel with The Gospel According to the Blues this Thursday 22 November.

A truly unique experience. Nothing churchy here. Just plenty of field holla cries for deliverance from hell on earth. The gift those slaves gave us lives on in dark redemptive grooves and a boogie woogie left hand in a rich vein of golden grooves from New Orleans Bo-DiddlyChicago funk, to Memphis Rock. The Gospel According to the Blues will be covering timeless classics through to contemporary interpretations of music from the likes of The Staple Singers, Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley.

The seven piece band is made up of fine Wellington musicians and singers featuring stunning harmonies from ‘The Tempests‘, and solo performances from Pip Payne, Jade Eru and Lynley Chrisstoffeson.

Full Lineup:

Richard Te One – drums
Miklin Halstead – bass
Chris  Amour – electric gat
Wayne Mason – keys
Vocals: the Tempests are Lynley Christoffersen and Jade Eru
Pip Payne – Vocals

Blues to gospel to blues – May the circle be unbroken!

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Red Dog Saloon Band followed by a ‘Blues Club All Stars’ Jam

Come along to the Bristol this Thursday 15 November for our leaving party!

The night will kick off with  a set of swampy blues with the Red Dogs. It’ll be a night of groove with Dave Murphy – ‘New Zealand’s blues man’ together with that eclectic west coast kiwi style of Dougal Spier….the big man with the big sound, and with Roger Watkins on drums and Elliotte Fuimaono on bass.

After a short break we’ll launch into the main act of the night, the ‘All Stars‘ Jam where the club’s favourites will join for a final blues bash at The Bristol before we launch into our new program of events at Jack Hackett’s starting 22 November!

The Inclinators

A night of Chicago blues, Honky Tonk Juke Joint piano, West Coast blues and Swing from The Inclinators with special guests. This Thursday 8 November, at Hotel Bristol. Starts 8.30 pm.
Band lineup:
Terry Casey on harmonica and vocals
Richard Te One on drums
Chris Armour on guitar
Miklin Halstead on bass
Wayne Mason on piano
Andrew Clouston on sax

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 Andrew Richardson  on drums. Special guest artist, Jamin Forlong on guitar.

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

October Jam Night – MC Stafford Murray

Roomfulla Blues is not your average Open Mic. For 25 October, the Capital Blues Club will provide a great MC in the form of Stafford Murray and backing band combined with an iconic stage with great acoustics, high-end lighting and sound equipment and experienced sound engineer, create a concert-like experience in Hotel Bristol’s friendly, warm and sexy environment. Come to perform or just to watch and listen!

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!

Neil Billington and the Jellyrollers

Harmonica maestro, Neil Billington, will be joined by a stellar band that includes Deane Hunter on guitar, Ross McDermott on bass, Richard TeOne on drums, and special guest Oscar Lavene on saxophone (and anything else he can get his hands on to blow!)

It will be a night of pulsing electrifying Chicago blues with a few musical surprises thrown into the mix, conjured by a group of consummate professionals dedicated to the serious business of having as much fun as is humanly possible on the bandstand. They apologise in advance for any offence this may cause.  Truly!

NZSM Big Band and Latin Ensembles with Rodger Fox

We are pleased to welcome the NZ School of Music directed by Rodger Fox to Roomfulla Blues at Hotel Bristol on Thursday 11th October.

The gig will feature the the up and coming talent of the New Zealand Jazz / Fusion / Blues scene with NZSM Big Band One and Big Band Two and the Fusion Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble. Expect to be entertained with material from Tower of PowerJoe Cocker, Buddy MilesMarcus Miller and the horn driven rock / funk / blues bands.

Great fun all round, groovy tunes and every reason to dance!

Rodger Fox is New Zealand’s foremost Jazz Trombonist, Big Band Leader,  Rodger Fox Jazz Educator, Arranger, Producer and Lecturer at The New Zealand School of Music. He has performed in concert with some of the biggest names in the business, from the jazz and entertainment world, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton – Thomas, Joe Williams, The Four Tops – Temptations, Gary Grant, Jon Papenbrook, Bill Cunliffe, Holly Hofmann, Kevin Mahogany to name but a few.

NZSM website: www.nzsm.ac.nz

Rodger Fox website: www.rodgerfoxbigband.com

Tony Mad Trio

The Capital Blues Inc. is very pleased to present The Tony Mad Trio in celebration for what would have been Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 64th Birthday at Hotel Bristol this  Thursday 4 October.  With support from Georgie & the Geriatrics plus very special guest Cindy Muggeridge on keys!

Expect some stunning guitar work, classic blues songs – Stevie’s own, lots of boogie, and of course some Hendrix for good measure!

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September Jam Night – MC Warwick Murray

For the September Roomfulla Blues jam the house band is MC’d by Warwick Murray (Strait Shooters, Fabulous Murray Brothers and Crying Shame Band) on vocals, guitar and harmonica, with drums from Andrew Richardson (Jordan Luck Band and Steeleye Span Project) together with Wellington’s bass ace Callum Hazlitt-Black (Julie Lamb Band and Two Smoking Barrels).

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!

Del’nDoogs Deepest Blues Band

Dougal Speir and Del Thomas are putting together a band – Del n Doog’s Deepest Blues Band – to perform at a fundraising gig for Blue September – prostate cancer awareness month.

Lineup includes:  Dougal, Del, Elliotte, Mo Phillips and Al Norman.

This will be at the Mana Cruising Club, Pascoe Ave, Mana on Saturday 22 September. Entry is by Blue Note donation.

Put that event in your diary!