HBS Showcase Thursday 29 August 2019 Biddy Mulligan’s back room. Four bands from 7:30pm: Conmen, Velvet Bulldozer, Detour (from Morrinsville), Magic & 3am Blues. As usual, child friendly, gold coin donation, raffles, and LIVE music.
HBS Committee continues to trial the Jam sessions following on from the Showcase of HBS talent between 1-6pm. Check out the bands below: 1pm: Sean Lurman and Friends 2pm: The Joe Lewis Band 3pm: Agnostic Contrarians 4pm: Velvet Bulldozer 5pm: The Black Sheep 6pm: Jam Time As usual child friendly, gold coin donation appreciated, merchandise available, raffles, and LIVE music.
Big night, HOT night for the middle of winter in biddy’s back bar from 7pm onward. Not just your usual Blues Night, we have special guests the Dale Robbins Band with yet another guest, Steve Arvey (RV) – here is Steve Arvey on national Tele in 2004: As usual Dale and the lads open the night and from 7:45pm stage control reverts to the Whiteboard. Let’s show our American Guest Steve a BIG and Hot Waikato welcome. After HBS they are appearing at the Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival in the winterless north.
HBS celebrates IBMD in the front bar at Biddy’s from 1pm-6pm with follow on event occurring at The Roadhouse in Morrinsville, lead by Mat Ferris and his band Detour – until late. The Morrinsville event is also in memory of the late Rob McWhannell, drummer, who unexpectedly passed 12 months ago after a long battle with cancer.
From 7pm until 10:30pm back bar at Biddy’s. Whiteboard controlled stage each act gets 3 songs or 15 minutes to perform. Earlier part of the night is for jamming and novice performers then from 8pm onward for bands. Wind-up is around 10:30pm when a band starts up in the front bar. Child friendly, some great raffles, Gold Coin donation, LIVE music. Come along and have some fun.
A regular participant in fete de la Musique, Biddy Mulligan’s in Hood are hosting two stages, one in each bar. Starting from 1pm the musical programme is: The front bar managed by John Maydon is presenting a number of emerging and novice artists along with some really well known Hamilton performers, including: Al’s Angels, Chris Penman, Roger McLay, and Angela Sullivan. In the back bar we have Shotgun, Conmen, The Toads from Tokoroa, and Al’s Angels.
After news of funding cuts for this festival Hamilton Blues Society supported BOP Blues Club by providing eight HBS bands at the Barcode Bar on Arawa Street. A fantastic night of music followed, well attended by HBS members and local supporters. Let’s hope that the Rotorua Blues Festival organising Committee were satisfied with HBS efforts. Starting at 5pm in the afternoon, the eight bands were: Under The Influence, Black Sheep, Out Of The Blue, The Dirty Tones, Shotgun, Velvet Bulldozer, Situation Vacant, and finally Magic & 3am Blues.