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Hotel Bristol

131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
04-385 1147

May 2018

The Fabulous Murray Brothers

Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The Fabulous Murray Brothers are one of New Zealand's most accomplished, entertaining and energetic multi-instrumental blues bands. Performing a catalogue of published original songs, brothers Warwick and Stafford shine on harmony vocals, guitar, harmonica, ukulele and banjo. Since their last performance at the Blues Club their album 'Sing It Chap!' hit number 6 in the NZ Albums and number 1 in the NZ Heatseekers charts respectively. Together with The Funky Chief and Tom Tom Thomas they have performed in festivals…

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New Zealand School of Music

Thursday, 17 May 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Its New Zealand School of Music time again.  For this presentation Rodger Fox and the students will launch onto the Bristol Stage with not one but two Big Bands and one Fusion Ensemble. 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.

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Neil and Nick

Thursday, 24 May 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Harmonica whiz Neil Billington will be teaming up with guitar ace Nick Granville for this upcoming gig, an exciting combination of two players at the top of their game. Neil is shortly heading off for Japan to play as a guest international performer at the Hohner Harmonica Festival in Tokyo. Nick has recently released his latest cd ReAmped, recorded Stateside, where he has added to his impressive resume as one of the most versatile and spectacular guitarists to emerge from…

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May Blues Jam Night

Thursday, 31 May 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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June 2018

Wellington Heads

Thursday, 7 June 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Named after the striking features on Wellington’s rugged southern coastline, Wellington Heads have been playing in and around the capital city for nigh on 20 years. Wellington Headsconsists of three core songwriter-musicians (Geoff Keith, Neil Worboys, and Bill Wood), who sometimes play as a three piece but more often play with a drummer and horn players to form a larger live and recording band. Their songs comment on life experiences with a distinctive Wellington flavour. Wellington Headshave evolved their own sound…

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Whitireia Music Student Bands

Thursday, 14 June 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Whitireia music students from the certificate and degree programmes who are studying music at the new Te Auaha creative arts centre, a few doors down from Capital Blues club, will be bringing blues from Taj Mahal, Garry Moore, BB King, The Doors and more with a dash of Funk, Rock and Reggae. Students cover a variety of music genre as part of their study and have the opportunity to perform in various venues around Wellington. Six bands will feature involving…

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Red Dog Saloon Band

Thursday, 21 June 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Roomfulla Blues is pleased to welcome the Red Dog Saloon Band back to the Hotel Bristol on the 21st. It’ll be a night of groove, Delta blues (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 Elliotte Fuimaono on bass. Dave Murphy plays in the style of Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and a whole host of other old blues guys.…

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June Blues Jam Night

Thursday, 28 June 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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July 2018

Shaken Not Stirred

Thursday, 5 July 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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!

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Sharp Fours

Thursday, 12 July 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

A first time for Roomfulla Bluz, the Wellington-based Sharp Fours 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.

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Two Bluesy Blondes

Thursday, 19 July 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Erna Ferry and Julie Lamb in a mash up of blonde hair and bluesy lungs... From trad to not so much... The song list is varied, and the band is grand! Stephen Fisher (Manawatu Standard) had this to say in 2016: "The women worked together superbly, bouncing off each other in performance, each inspiring the other, revelling in their soulful and down-to-earth blues sound prevalent both on their own and together. All this infectious music-making needs a really great band,…

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July Jam Night

Thursday, 26 July 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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August 2018

Bullfrog Rata & the Troublemakers

Thursday, 2 August 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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KNiKi and Mike Beale – Australia

Thursday, 9 August 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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Kings and Associates (Australia)

Thursday, 16 August 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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'),…

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NZ School of Music

Thursday, 23 August 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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.

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August Jam Night – MC Dougal Speir

Thursday, 30 August 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Roomfulla Blues is not your average Open Mic. The Capital Blues Club provides a great MC 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…

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September 2018

David Feehan Band

Thursday, 6 September 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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.…

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Brannigan Kaa Band

Thursday, 13 September 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Brannigan Kaa is probably the most popular recording artist on the Maori Radio Network – his 90’s classic Maumahara Noa Ahau (originally released on Tangiora 2) is always on the most-requested lists. His vocal performances are standout. Brannigan can sing blues, funk, reggae, pop, R’n’B, big band sounds and his original compositions are innovative and infectious. The line-up for Roomfulla Blues is vocals – Brannigan Kaa, guitar – Dion Walker, keyboards – Cary Baxter, trombone – Damian Forlong, saxophone –…

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2018 Blues Club AGM!

Monday, 17 September 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the Capital Blues Incorporated will be held on Monday 17th SEPTEMBER at 5.30pm at the HOTEL BRISTOL. All paid members are very welcome to join us. Drinks and nibbles provided. See you there!

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Del Thomas Band

Thursday, 20 September 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Del Thomas and his band are next up at Roomfulla Blues this Thursday 20 September. Band lineup: Dougal Speir – guitar; Elliot Fuimoano – bass; Mo Phillips – drums.; Del Thomas – guitar and vocals. They’ll be playing some of the new songs that they have recorded for their new album as well as some old favourites and some blues classics. “The Mac influence is audible in slow-burning numbers like Every Hour, with gritty vocals and wailing slide guitar. But with these self-penned songs, this stalwart of the Wellington blues scene also…

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September Jam Night – MC Warwick Murray

Thursday, 27 September 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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,…

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October 2018

Tony Mad Trio

Thursday, 4 October 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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! https://www.facebook.com/TonyMadTrio/

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NZSM Big Band and Latin Ensembles with Rodger Fox

Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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 Power, Joe Cocker, Buddy Miles, Marcus Miller and the horn driven rock / funk / blues bands. Great fun all round, groovy tunes and every…

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Neil Billington and the Jellyrollers

Thursday, 18 October 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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October Jam Night – MC Stafford Murray

Thursday, 25 October 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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November 2018

Shaken Not Stirred

Thursday, 1 November 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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!

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The Inclinators

Thursday, 8 November 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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

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

Thursday, 15 November 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba St, Te Aro
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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