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Jack Hackett’s

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1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
+64 4-384 1910 http://jackhacketts.co.nz/

November 2018

New Home of the Blues in Wellington!

Thursday, 22 November 2018
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The Capital Blues Club has a new home at Jack Hackett’s.  Formally ‘Bill Direen’s’ bar in the nineties, the stage at Jack Hackett’s hosted the very early gigs for the Blue’s Club back in 1996. After a long stint at The Bristol, the Club is fortuitously returning to its roots at the Crossroads of Dixon and Taranaki Streets. Blues artist Pip Payne was the driving force behind the Blues Club in the early years. He is returning to the very same stage…

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Opening Night at Jack Hackett’s – Gospel According to the Blues!

Thursday, 22 November 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Launching our new venue at Jack Hackett's Irish Pub at the crossroads of Dixon and Taranaki streets, Roomfulla Blues invites you to feel some authentic rocking blues gospel with The Gospel According to the Blues this Thursday 22 November. To celebrate we’ll be giving away loads of freebies,food and beverage vouchers, T-Shirts, Caps and Jackets! The Gospel According to the Blues  is a truly unique experience. Nothing churchy here. Just plenty of field holla cries for deliverance from hell on earth. The…

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Jam Night at Jack Hackett’s – MC Warwick Murray

Thursday, 29 November 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Our first Blues Jam in the new venue! Thursday 29 November at Jack Hackett's Irish Pub at the crossroads of Dixon and Taranaki streets. 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…

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December 2018

Julie Lamb Outfit

Thursday, 6 December 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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So many things this band has been called... (but never late for dinner).  So many descriptions... “Storytelling in lose yourself groove” “Blues infused kick-arse funky pop”. The iteration swinging your way is the 8 piece - singing you original stories by both Julie Lamb and Shan Jordan. Throw in some tasty blues infused covers, add fabulous musicians and a willing audience and we’re off! Julie Lamb has recorded four albums, played many gigs, is grateful for all of the support and proud…

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Brannigan Kaa

Thursday, 13 December 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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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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Doog’s, Del n Warwick’s Dirty Blues Band

Thursday, 20 December 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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After a highly acclaimed gig at the Mana Cruising Club in aid of Blue September - prostate awareness month - Dougal, Del and Warwick thought it would be a great idea to repeat the formula for this gig for the blues club. Featuring the triple guitar interplay of Dougal, Warwick and Del plus Warwick's harp well to the fore (not to mention his terrible jokes!), the keyboard magic of Al Norman and rock solid rhythm section of Elliotte Fuimoano and…

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NEW YEAR’S EVE- Shaken Not Stirred with M.P.’s of Cool Sounds!

Monday, 31 December 2018 @ 10:00 pm - Tuesday, 1 January 2019 @ 1:00 am
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Jack Hackett’s are hosting a Capital Blues NEW YEAR’S EVE! Shaken Not Stirred with a difference – Featuring Michael Petrie and Matt Pike – Yes – the M.P.’s of Cool Sounds 10pm to 1am. Come and see in the New Year with Jack Hackett’s and Capital Blues Club.

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January 2019

Hopegene

Thursday, 24 January 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

At Jack Hackett's this Thursday we present the Fuimaono brand of sweet blues and powerful soul music. Band leader and bass player Elliot Fuimaono is a legend with Capital Blues. Hopegene line up is: Hope - vocals Eugene - gat/vox Jonathan - drums Elliot - bass/vox And Jebidiah Lesa - keys Elliot says, "My daughter Hope and son Eugene are moving to Auckland for a year of studies, so it's my last chance to play a gig with them for quite a while. They…

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January Jam at the Crossroads with MC Warwick Murray

Thursday, 31 January 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Our first Blues Jam in the new year! Thursday 31 January at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the crossroads of Dixon and Taranaki streets. 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…

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February 2019

Nick Granville Blues Band

Thursday, 7 February 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The Nick Granville Blues Band is a collection of some of New Zealand’s busiest musicians playing blues with a contemporary spin; combining Blues with Funk, R&B and Jazz. Expect some explosive playing – not to be missed.

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The Superheaters and the Inclinators

Thursday, 14 February 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The Superheaters are a Wellington-based Rhythm & Blues/Rock N Roll outfit featuring the much celebrated songwriter, Wayne Mason who, in collaboration with an equally polished and accomplished band, brings a distinctly personal and unaffected take on the American Roots idiom by mixing Blues, early Rock N Roll, Country and New Orleans second line into a melting pot and working it down to a fine gravy. Band lineup: Wayne Mason (vocals/keys). Richard Te One (drums), Miklin Halstead (bass), Chris Armour (guitar). Consummate showman, singer and blues harmonica player Terry Casey will also be…

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David Feehan Band

Thursday, 21 February 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

After successfully singing throughout New Zealand, and all over the world, this 70 year old could be excused for hanging up his boots and having a rest. Instead, he recorded a 5thalbum, “5” which crashed into the NZ Album Charts last October, and stayed there for 7 weeks, achieving number 10, filled with his favourite material; a blend of Jazz tinged Blues, R&B and Soul with lots of harmonies and lots of horns. Backed by the fantastic David Feehan Band…

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February Jam at the Crossroads- MC Stafford Murray

Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Our second Blues Jam in the new year at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the crossroads of Dixon and Taranaki streets!  This month's MC is Stafford Murray. 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…

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March 2019

Tim L Brown and the Caramellos

Thursday, 7 March 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Let us take you on a journey in time, exploring the many amazing stories of blues music from Ancient chants, chain gang songs and Gospel spirituals to the contemporary sounds of urban blues. The infamous Caramello’s, will also play a variety of traditional instruments like the cigars box guitars and percussive tools that will give the rhythmic and soulful feel of the past, and use their voices as instruments. Finally, they will use blues harps, saxophones, lap steel and resonator…

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The Flaming Mudcats

Thursday, 14 March 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Formed in 2008 in Auckland, the Flaming Mudcats are now regarded to be one of New Zealand’s premier blues acts. They have taken their show to festivals and clubs throughout NZ, Australia, USA and the Pacific Islands. Their energetic live blues sets blend original material and covers drawn from their eclectic influences, a raw life potion of killer grooves, blazing licks and harp wizardry. Butt-shakin belters to soulful grinders with everything in between … welcome to the Flaming Mudcats show.…

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BD and the Electric Hounds

Thursday, 21 March 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

BD aka Blues Dawg & The Electric Hounds are a power house electric guitar driven blues outfit combining some of Wellington's and abroad's finest blues players. Led by vocalist and slide guitarist BD, BD & The Electric Hounds deliver a gut level passionate performance of classic electric blues covering artists such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Albert King to the psychedelic blues rock of Cream, ZZ Top and Jimi Hendrix. Be prepared for the experience!

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March Jam at the Crossroads – MC Dougal Speir

Thursday, 28 March 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Thursday 28 March at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the crossroads of Dixon and Taranaki streets.  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.…

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CubaDupa Blues at the Crossroads of Dixon and Taranaki Streets

Saturday, 30 March 2019 - Sunday, 31 March 2019
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Capital Blues Inc will be showcasing the best of the Blues bands from the Wellington Region at CubaDupa 2019, with The Blues Bros all day Saturday, and Lady Sings the Blues on Sunday the 31st. At a new location for 2019, you can find the best of the Blues in Jack Hackett's Irish Pub. Sit back, relax and soak it all up. SATURDAY - THE BLUES BROS Saturday 12.30 pm - XRay CatZ Playing the Capital Blues Stage as part…

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April 2019

The Stable Geniuses

Thursday, 4 April 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Named for an infamous Donald Trump quote reported on the day of their first official gig in early 2018, (and for the rustic nature of the first venue they played) the Stable Geniuses comprise several Kapiti-based musicians brought together at the instigation of bass player and Audiosuite studio owner Ross McDermott. Audiosuite sits next to an all-but-abandoned barn at the Lindale Complex just North of Paraparaumu, and McDermott saw an opportunity for a country-themed event to enliven the deserted barn.…

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Aleister J Campbell

Thursday, 11 April 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Suddenly! 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 back…

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Shaken Not Stirred

Thursday, 18 April 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
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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Capital City Big Band

Thursday, 25 April 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

For ANZAC Day, Blues at the Crossroads is delighted to host the Capital City Big Band.  CCBB for short (formally know as the Aspire Big Band) specialises in the Swing music of the 1930s and 40s. However, since 2011 they have also developed a Latin, funk and modern big band repertoire.  Some of these more modern big band numbers are for having fun, such as The Donut King and The James Bond theme, and others are more about serious performance, such…

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May 2019

Tin Pan Alley Reunion, with opening by Shayn Wills

Thursday, 2 May 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Formed around 1991, the definitive line up for the Wellington band ‘Tin Pan Alley’ was Blair Allen (guitar), Ron Kahu (bass) and Anje Glindemann (then Craig, on drums). Back in the day, this lean three-piece band travelled the country from the East Coast to the Chatham Islands playing their own tight and punchy versions of blues, old and new to enthusiastic and supportive crowds of festival, pub and club goers. They had energy and style with Blair Allen enthralling even…

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Jeep Road Band

Thursday, 9 May 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The members of this Kapiti Coast band are associated with many top New Zealand acts.  Clare Christian - Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist. Clare has worked for many years in the music industry both in her homeland New Zealand, and in London. She has consistently worked with New Zealand’s finest musicians covering many genres including Jazz, Rock,Blues, Folk and contemporary popular songs. While in London for five years from 2005, Clare formed Ultralounge. A jazz based ensemble which featured the original Pink…

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New Zealand School of Music with Rodger Fox

Thursday, 16 May 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

This Thursday it’s New Zealand School of Music at the Crossroads.  For this presentation Rodger Fox and the students will launch onto the Jack Hackett's 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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Two Bluesy Blondes

Thursday, 23 May 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Same hair colour, different blues styles: Forged from a love of hair and blues, Two Bluesy Blondes brings you the ultimate Jazz Blues singer Erna Ferry and her energetic, rocky sidekick Julie Lamb. These guys are funny, frightfully good, and boast a stellar band of wonderful groovers. “Two acclaimed vocalists brought together for high-energy blues” says Stephen Fisher. “The idea of bringing together both Palmerston North's supreme jazz vocalist Erna Ferry and Wellington's much-acclaimed singer-songwriter Julie Lamb for a night…

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World Blues Review 2019 featuring Chris Cain (USA)

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

From the USA – Chris Cain, (Guitar and Vocals), Daniel Castro (Guitar and Vocals), Steve Evans (Bass), Ron E Beck (Drums), and from Nu ‘Zild – Ben Wilcock (Keys). This is a line-up of world greats who are highly regarded by other world greats... ON THE STAGE AT JACK HACKETT’S! Blues magicians who have played with Little Esther Phillips, Etta James, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Mama Thornton, Tower of Power, Bill Withers, Lydia Pense. WORLD BLUES REVUE 2019 - BLUES CLUB…

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May Jam at the Crossroads

Thursday, 30 May 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Thursday 30 May at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the Crossroads will be jam night, the first since March.  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 he’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or 3 or 4 songs…

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June 2019

Bullfrog Rata and All-Star Band

Thursday, 6 June 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Legendary NZ blues man, Bullfrog Rata, lays it down! His brand of earthy, primal blues has been a work in progress, from standing on street corners, busking in towns like Levin and Wairoa to jaunts on jet planes to play in some of London's most packed bars. Though known as a bluesman his tastes are many and varied and like all good amphibians he is at home on water or land. This could mean a driving Texas shuffle, or a sly…

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Whitireia Music Students

Thursday, 13 June 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Whitireia music students from the certificate and degree programmes who are studying music at Te Auaha creative arts centre, a few doors away from Capital Blues club, will once again be bringing their take on some blues, Funk, Rock, Reggae and R’n’B. The night will feature 8 bands, some students are already performing with various groups around Wellington and for some this will be their first public performance. Capital Blues is delighted to support this night of student bands from…

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Wellington Heads

Thursday, 20 June 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
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 Heads consists 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 Heads have evolved their own sound…

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Jam for June – MC Damian Forlong

Thursday, 27 June 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

27 June at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the Crossroads will be jam night, the longest and best 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 he’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or 3 or 4 songs…

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July 2019

 The Fabulous Murray Brothers 

Thursday, 4 July 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

At Capital Blues at the Crossroads this 4th July, the FMBs will perform two sets of original songs penned by Warwick Murray and/or his brother Stafford. This includes songs that have proven popular on radio in NZ (RNZ, Most FM and More FM for example) such as ‘Chicago to Invercargill’, ‘Blind’ and ‘Blow This Smoke Away’. They will also be performing songs from their second album ‘Smile’ which is set for release on Vinyl Countdown Records / Emerald Hill Studios…

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The Red Dog Saloon Band

Thursday, 11 July 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Capital Blues at the Crossroads is pleased to welcome the Red Dog Saloon Band back to Jack Hackett's on the 11th. 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…

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The X-Ray Catz

Thursday, 18 July 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Capital Blues Inc. proudly presents the X-Ray Catz this Thursday 18th July at Jack Hackett's Irish Pub. The X-Ray Catz (XRC) are New Zealand’s premiere 1950’s Rock n Roll/ Rockabilly band playing classic rockabilly/surf/R&B guaranteed to get you on your feet. Featuring Antony Maddock (guitar), Wayne Mason (keys), Gordon Barrell (bass), Richard Te One (drums).

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Jam in July – MC Micheal Petrie

Thursday, 25 July 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

25 July at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the Crossroads will be jam night, the longest and best 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 he’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or 3 or 4 songs…

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August 2019

The Del Thomas Band

Thursday, 1 August 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Del Thomas and his band are next up at the Crossroads this Thursday 1 August. Band lineup: Dougal Speir – guitar; Elliot Fuimoano – bass; Mo Phillips – drums.; Del Thomas – guitar and vocals.  The band will be joined by Al Norman on keys and A Nother as a special guest! “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…

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NZ School of Music

Thursday, 8 August 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

A must see on the 8th is the New Zealand School of Music returning to the Crossroads.  For this presentation Rodger Fox and the students will launch onto the Jack Hackett’s Stage with a dynamic 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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After Midnight – Emma Davey

Thursday, 15 August 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

After Midnight featuring Emma Davey will debut at the Blues Club 15 August. Bringing you laid back blues for after midnight from the likes of Bonnie Rait, JJ Cale and Tedeschi Trucks.  There will also be some tunes to get you shaken em on down as they rock it up with a little Zeppelin,  Aretha, Sheryl Crowe, and Black Crowes.  Emma will serve up a few of her rockier original tunes to keep you shaking your moneymaker till just this…

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Neil Billington Band

Thursday, 22 August 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

One of New Zealand's foremost harmonica players, Neil Billington, will be returning to the Blues Club backed by the consummate skills of Deane Hunter on guitar, Ross McDermott on bass and Richard Te One on drums. Neil covers a range of genres, from old-time pre-war blues through to the great Chicago blues harp masters, to the ballads of the American song-book and jazz standards of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. He is equally at home whether playing in the ‘Chicago-style’…

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Whitireia Student Bands

Thursday, 29 August 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The Whitireia music students again!  Drawn from the certificate and degree programmes at Te Auaha creative arts centre, a few doors away from Capital Blues club, the students will once again be bringing their take on some blues, Funk, Rock, Reggae and R’n’B. The night will feature 8 bands, some students are already performing with various groups around Wellington and for some this will be their first public performance. Capital Blues is delighted to support this night of student bands…

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September 2019

2019 Capital Blues Club AGM

Monday, 2 September 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The 22nd Annual General Meeting of the Capital Blues Incorporated will be held on Monday 2 SEPTEMBER at 5.30pm at the JACK HACKETT'S IRISH PUB. All paid members are very welcome to join us. Drinks and nibbles provided. See you there!

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The Gospel Project

Thursday, 5 September 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Twelve years and counting, the Gospel Project has been down at the crossroads, where the Blues and Gospel meet. They don’t let the devil ride, and down in the hole is where he/she stays. With many amazing guests over the years, this gig features Wayne Mason on keys, Richard Te One on drums, Miklin Halstead on bass, Chris Armour on guitar, Lyndley Christoffersen and Jade Eru (The Tempests) - and Pip Payne on yelling!

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Nick Charles

Thursday, 12 September 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Performing on average 150 shows a year across Australia, New Zealand and the USA Nick Charles is known internationally as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues”. He has released a dozen albums on Australian and US labels including his latest “The River Flows” which saw him awarded the 2016 “Blues Album of the Year”, “Blues Song of the Year” and “Solo Performer of the Year” in the Melbourne blues scene. He was named “Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of…

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Brannigan Kaa

Thursday, 19 September 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
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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Jam in September

Thursday, 26 September 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

26 September at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub at the Crossroads will be jam night, the longest and best night, and the first since July!  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 he’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes…

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October 2019

Carol Bean, Terry Casey, Dave Murphy

Thursday, 3 October 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

These long-standing devotees of blues music, Carol, Terry and Dave, will swap and turn-about their original tunes and their musical styles, either backing each other up or egging each other on. Dave’s take on finger-picking style blues, Terry’s blistering harp, and Carol’s guitar hooks and bluesy voice promise a night of variety and fun backed by; Richard Te One drums, Miklin Halstead bass, Deane Hunter guitar. Terry Casey is an integral member of the Wellington blues scene. He fronts his own band and is…

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NZ School of Music with Rodger Fox

Thursday, 10 October 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

A must see on the 10th is the New Zealand School of Music returning to the Crossroads.  For this presentation Rodger Fox and the students will launch onto the Jack Hackett’s Stage with a dynamic 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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The Uptakes featuring Louis Thompson-Munn

Thursday, 17 October 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Fronted by Wellington soul man Louis Thompson-Munn on keys + vocals, join him and his band this Thursday 17th October at Jack Hackett's as they stretch out on vintage funk, soul, jazz & blues vibes - anything that feels groovy, these guys have got it. Show starts 8.30 pm. No cover charge! Louis TM - vocals/keys Conway Jeune - guitar Chris Beernink - bass Thomas Friggens - drums Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2622100327839593/

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Red Dog Saloon Band

Thursday, 24 October 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Capital Blues at the Crossroads is pleased to welcome the Red Dog Saloon Band back to Jack Hackett’s on the 24th October. 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 Speir….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…

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October Jam at the Crossroads – MCs Bullfrog Rata and Shayn Wills

Thursday, 31 October 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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 MCs Bullfrog and Shayn and they’ll fit you in with the other people who come along. We limit jammers to 15 minutes or…

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November 2019

The Inclinators

Thursday, 7 November 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

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…

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Aleister J Campbell Incident (With Chris Armour – Special Guest)

Thursday, 14 November 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Suddenly! A huge commotion is heard ricocheting around the venue. Psychedelic breakdowns and earth shattering blues 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 randily flies into the room. It’s just another gig for the Aleister James Incident. Be there... High vis clothing recommended at all times while on site. Featuring: Chris Armour (guitar) John…

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The Sharp Fours

Thursday, 21 November 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

At the Capital Blues Inc this Thursday 21 November we present The Sharp Fours. The band promises a night of the blues including the Piedmont blues of the greats like Josh White and, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. The band lineup will comprise Mat Enright on vocals and guitar, Paul Mouncey on bass, Richard Te One on drums, and Chris Armour on guitar. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSharpFours/      

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Red Dog Saloon Band Jam at the Crossroads

Thursday, 28 November 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

November has almost gone, so Thursday 28th at Jack Hackett’s Irish Pub is the last Jam at The Crossroads with The Red Dog Saloon Band.  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…

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December 2019

The Murray Brothers

Thursday, 5 December 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jack Hackett’s, 1 Dixon Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

The Murray Brothers  - Warwick and Stafford - are two of  New Zealand’s most energetic and entertaining bluesmen. In 2018 in their extended line-up as the Fabulous Murray Brothers their debut album - ‘Sing It Chap!’ - rose to number six on the NZ Album Charts and received excellent reviews on blues radio stations across the world. They have appeared at festivals including Bay of Island Blues (NZ), Portobello Blues (NZ), Las Condes International jazz festival (Chile), Ludlow Food Festival (UK) and Fiji Jazz and Blues…

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