Sunday 24 November Sunday Afternoon Blues from 2pm

In Biddy’s front bar on Hood Street 2pm: Mark ‘Fatt Max’ Hill (from Auckland) 3pm: Under the influence 4pm: Agnostic Contrarians 5pm: Out of the Blues As usual, gold coin donation appreciated, child friendly, merchandise available, and a great afternoon of live music.

Gold Mic Songwriter’s Competition

Submit your entry to Huw Alderman, HBS Event Manager at goldmic@hbs.org.nz Simplifying the entry process as much as possible, you can enter an mp3 or mp4 recorded on your phone if you wish (preferred method and media). Fully studio productions are equally acceptable so long as they are submitted as mp3 or mp4. Genre: blues.  What does this mean? Your song can be Texas, Delta, Mississippi, Chicago, British, even Country blues – even Kiwi blues – but it must be BLUES. Enter as many times as you wish with different songs you have written. All entries will be acknowledged. We will not however, be checking for plagiarism or sampling time – so if the phrasing is sampled, the melody plagiarised, or copied, responsibility for that sits squarely on the songwriter’s shoulders. Five judges will evaluate and judge you creation – and of course – the chances are that those musicians may also submit a song (or two).  Any judge assessing his own material must refrain from voting.  The judges decision is final. When submitting you song please provide a brief biographical description of yourself.  This may be used in the final round and for advertising and promotional purposes. Waiver  or  Release:  If your material has been published, released through a publishing house, or the lyrics have been registered, we need your signed consent to share your work as described below. Winning:  There will be four levels of attainment, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Aluminium which receive recognition.  The Gold position (winner) has theirContinue readingGold Mic Songwriter’s Competition

HBS Showcase, Thursday 29 August

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 Sunday Afternoon Blues from 1-7pm Sunday 25 August

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.

HBS Thursday Night Blues – 8 August 2019

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.

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