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David Feehan Band

After nearly a year away, David Feehan returns with his fantastic 12 piece band to Roomfulla Blues with its own brand of R&B/Soul and Jazz Tinged Blues. New tunes plus a few favourites they haven’t played for a while, for your listening/dancing pleasure. With 5 great singers in the band there’s lots of variety for everyone, from Little Feat, Steely Dan, Sharon Jones, Shemekia Copeland, Joe Cocker, to Dukes Of September, Lizz Wright and Aretha, plus some great Brit Blues.

With David Feehan’s 70thbirthday coming up, this is a celebration of one of NZs top international male contemporary singers, featuring tonnes of vocal harmonies, a stunning 3-piece horn section, and lots of fun.

Of course, you can’t come and hear the David Feehan Band without hearing some of the tracks off his two recent albums, the “Cuatro” album, released 2015, “Bronze” album released 2009, and a sneak preview of new material which will appear on his latest album ‘5’ to be released on 14th October 2018.

To those of you not familiar with this NZ icon, David Feehan has played them all, from Ronnie Scott’s in London to The Baked Potato in L.A, Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland; tours of Poland and Canada, Australia, France, Singapore, China and Hong Kong; and with Buena Vista Social Club in Havana; plus in virtually every concert hall in New Zealand, starting as a studio vocalist for the top echelon of NZs vocal stars in the 60s, then performing on every New Zealand TV music show in a career spanning more than 55 years.

Vocal Tutor to many top NZ singers, he has released 4 albums, appeared on over 20 others, both here and abroad, and is in demand as a producer.

David is not your regular pub singer by any means so don’t miss this! the band is stonkingly good.

Line up: David Feehan, Lead vocals. Emma Davey, Fiona Wilson and Jamie Musuva, vocals. Sean Feehan, vocals and percussion. Jeremy Richardson, Drums. Paul Mouncey, Bass. Andy Mauafua, Guitar. Phil Hornblow, Keys. Chris Selley, Trumpet and EVI. Andre Paris, Saxes. Chris Fox, Trombone.

With maybe a surprise guest or three. See you there

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!

NZ School of Music

This Thursday it’s New Zealand School of Music at Roomfulla Blues.  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.

Capital Blues Radio – August 2018

This month’s Capital Blues Radio Show features music from Buddy Guy, The Strait Shooters, Del Thomas, Charley Patton,  Kniki & Mike Beale, Darren Watson, Hound Dog Taylor, Bill Lake, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chris Cain with the Rodger Fox Big Band as well as news and views on the Wellington blues scene.

The featured album is “Gettin’ Handy With The Blues” from Jon Shain.

Your host is Del Thomas.  Del is on the committee of Capital Blues Inc., Wellington’s own blues club. Capital Blues Radio Show is live on Wellington Access Radio 106.1 FM on Wednesdays, once a month, from 9-10pm.

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Kings and Associates (Australia)

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”.

Website:  www.kingsandassociatesmusic.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kingsandassociatesmusic

KNiKi and Mike Beale – Australia

No rules blues rock !!
Needing little introduction,  the very popular KNiKi and Mike Beale will be back again this week at Roomfulla Blues.
Based on either side of Australia this combustible, at times even competitive musical partnership creates songs and stories that reflect the nature of any relationship.
Their music and lyrics provide an infectious soundtrack to this journey. At times a gentle acoustic melody at other times delivered with intensity and power !

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 & the Troublemakers

Capital Blues Inc. is pleased to welcome Bullfrog Rata & the Troublemakers,  featuring Janine Knap – Vocals, Tony Faulkner – bass and vocals,  and Ted Frickleton on drums.

This Thursday 2 August at the Hotel Bristol.  8.30 pm to late.

Blues with a Splash of Rock..!!!

Bullfrog Rata is 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.

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!

Capital Blues Radio – July 2018

This month’s Capital Blues Radio Show features tracks from the Bar-Kays, Lucinda Williams, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan and early (Peter Green etc) Fleetwood Mac. Vintage Trouble, our own Wellington Heads and Ray Charles precede more from Fleetwood Mac who wrap up the show. Your host is Del Thomas.  Del is on the committee of Capital Blues Inc., Wellington New Zealand and hails originally from Scotland.

Capital Blues Radio – June 2018

The wonderful Bonnie Raitt kicks off this month’s Capital Blues Radio Show.  Nick Granville, Robert Johnson, the Chris Amour Quartet, Johnnie Winter and Ben Harper follow but not before the first of several Neil Young tracks is played.  Also featuring are Matt Hay, the Murray Brothers and Jimmy Reed.  Your host is Del Thomas. Del is on the committee of Capital Blues Inc., Wellington New Zealand and hails originally from Scotland.