This is always a high-energy, fun night with lots of dancing. Oscar Lavën’s high energy brings the band to life which quickly spreads around the room, so the audience is dancing and grooving before you know it. Oscar is an outstanding saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, able to perform many styles with great dexterity. Whether … Continue reading "Oscar Lavën’s Rock n Roll Sax"
A special end-of-year double header event. Seamus Johnson is one of the city's brightest young blues guitar talents. You may have seen him with The Skeletons or Sea Mouse. Tonight he will be playing some fabulous acoustic blues, both originals and classic blues numbers. His energy as a solo performer is just as high as … Continue reading "Double-header – Seamus Johnson and Red Dog Saloon Band"
A big welcome back for Pip Payne and the band. Pip is always popular at Capital Blues with his down-home, slide resonator guitar work. He creates a truly authentic sound coupled with some great arrangements of classic blues and rock songs. He is how The Stones would have sounded if they had stayed in … Continue reading "Pip Payne and his Band"
We had Dr Thompson twice last year, and each time, they generated a great response from the audience. If you didn’t catch them before, make sure to get along this week. Dr Thompson brings a brand of ballsy, bluesy rock, with a hint of psychedelia and a touch of prog. A fun night out … Continue reading "Dr Thompson"
The first act in our double bill is Richard T Bear. Richard T Bear (from L.A.), and is coming off an Aussie tour after playing keyboards with the blues maestro, Walter Trout. He will be performing some of his favourite influences like JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, The Band, and more. Richard will be … Continue reading "Double Bill – Richard T Bear then Ras Judah and Culture Embassy"
With a change to the previously advertised band, we are delighted to bring back one of our favourites, Bullfrog Rata. Bullfrog Rata’s musical career has been wide and varied. From busking on the streets in towns like Wairoa and Waipukerau, to flying on jets to play for US billionaires. He has been lucky enough … Continue reading "Bullfrog Rata and the Cuba Express"