31 March 2009

Shayn Wills - Hurricane Blues, playing at a place near you.

Sat 4th April "The Bob Dylan Show" Shayn Wills and Bullfrog Rata play the songs of our man Bob Dylan at The Bent Horseshoe Cafe in Tokumaru-$25 for dinner and the show- 8pm start Bookings-06-329-8808

Sun 5th of April - The Te Ra School Fair. Shayn does a set of originals and sits in with Johnny Wraight of "The Fat Teddy's" fame at about 1pm-130pm

Fri 10th April - Traffic Bar-1 Arthur St Otaki - Shayn solo- 730pm - 930pm-Its FREE Baby!- This is my last show here for a while as they slow things up for winter so would be awsum to catch you there!

Fri 24th April - Finns Bar - Paikakariki -730pm - 930pm-FREE!-This ones for all you paikakarikians! "The Zephyr Hunters" This is the name of anyone who plays with me that isn't A: a swampdigger or B: a Handsome Giant, in this case its a duo with myself and Ian Parker on drums. I haven't played with Ian before but anyone who's seen "Shaken Not Stirred" the wellington jazz band will know that he's up for the challenge!

Fri 1st May - Lembas Cafe- Poplar Ave - Raumati Sth-8pm-11pm- $10. Prolly my favourite gig on the coast, Great vibe Great people Great cawfie Great beer etc etc. "Shayn Wills and the Zephyr Hunters" This time with Bullfrog Rata on Bass and Earll Pollard on buckets (drums). Always a Great night, get tickets early to be indoors!

Sun 3rd May - Lembas Cafe- Karen Clarkes Acoustic Lounge-4pm-6pm-FREE- this is a Free show on the first sun of every month at Lembas run by Karen who does a set first and gets guests in for the second set. This time being lill ole me doing a set of originals.This is for all those who love live music but maybe don't have the $ to fork out or cant get the elusive baby sitters nailed down - great community initiative from Karen!

Thanks for supporting our old mate mr LIVE MUSIC! lets keep it rollin!

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The Jukes - Good Honest Blues

The Jukes were formed in 2006 with the vision of bringing something different to the increasingly popular New Zealand blues scene. The premise of the band is uncompromising authenticity, as faithful to the original Chicago blues style as possible.

The classic “Chicago style" was developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, taking the Delta blues, amplifying it and putting it into a small-band context. By adding drums, bass, and (sometimes) piano, the genre created the now standard blues band lineup. Grasping the value of playing as a solid unit,

The Jukes don’t try and reinvent the wheel or take the blues to the next level or in another direction, The Jukes just play the blues with the classic Chicago ensemble feel.

The Jukes sound is the balanced sound of classic “South Side” and “West Side” blues tunes. Propulsive shuffles, some fierce slow blues and a few funkier grooves are the hallmarks of a Jukes performance. The band consists of vocals, harmonica, guitar, bass and drums in the classic Chicago tradition. The set list includes classics from such legends as Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and Slim Harpo and a couple of original tunes have also found their way onto The Jukes set list.

If you can’t be in a Juke Joint, being at a Jukes performance is the next best thing.

The Jukes are available for Festivals, Pub Gigs, Corporate Events and Private Parties.
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28 March 2009

Blind Boys of Alabama

I'm getting my tickets now for BBofA, they play Tauranga Jazz Fest over Easter!!!