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Red Dog Saloon Band

Thursday, 24 October 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Capital Blues at the Crossroads is pleased to welcome the Red Dog Saloon Band back to Jack Hackett’s on the 24th. It’ll be a night of groove, Delta blues featuring Dave Murphy – ‘New Zealand’s blues man’ and that eclectic west coast kiwi style of Dougal Spier….the big man with the big sound. On drums Roger Watkins and Elliot Fuimaono on bass. Dave Murphy plays Finger Picking Blues in the style of Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and a whole…

October Jam at the Crossroads

Thursday, 31 October 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Right at the end of October, Thursday 31st at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the Crossroads will be jam night.  This 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 they’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or 3 or 4…

Sharp Fours

Thursday, 7 November 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A return by the Wellington-based Sharp Fours which again 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 McGhee.

Aleister J Campbell

Thursday, 14 November 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Suddenly, again! A huge commotion is heard ricocheting around the venue. Psychedelic blues breakdowns and earth shattering rifts abundant. People are craning their necks to bear witness. Seasoned bar tenders mess up orders. A random man of indeterminate age steals a gold-plated fitting. Children and dogs scatter, and an albatross randomly flies into the room. It’s just another gig for the Aleister j. Campbell Incident. Be there… Aleister James Campbell is a guitarist/singer/songwriter originally from the Stokes Valley delta. He’s…

The Inclinators

Thursday, 21 November 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Consummate showman, singer and blues harmonica player Terry Casey will be gracing the stage to perform his brand of blues with his band The Inclinators. Terry has been a stalwart of the New Zealand blues scene for over 30 years, and is widely regarded as one of the country’s best blues Harmonica players. Over the years he has soaked in the influences of harmonica greats such as Big Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I & II, Little Walter, Sonny Terry, James Cotton and Slim…

November Jam at the Crossroads – MC Dougal Speir

Thursday, 28 November 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

November has almost gone, so Thursday 28th at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the Crossroads will be jam night.  This 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 Dougal and he’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or 3 or 4…

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