Recollections from KAYTE EDWARDS
The club has taken many forms over the past years from the seedy upstairs bar we started in where we played around the pool table, to Bill Direen’s Bar when we had evolved into a loose incorporated society.
At Bill Direen’s we had a house band that folks could play with – and what a house band it was with Darren Watson, Richard Te One, Darren Hancock and Bob Smith. The blues just howled there some nights and it was with distress that we heard the venue was no longer available. Trudy, Stephen and I walked downtown thinking of possible venues.
After a bit of a pub crawl we called into the Bristol and a new era for the club began.