JAZZ AND BLUES AT THE RAUMATI SOCIAL CLUBTwo varied shows back to back. 7.30 to 9.30. Friday 16 November TAKE THREE kick off with vocalist Debbie James, guitarist Paul Goodhead and pianist Gilbert Haisman performing great songs by Duke Ellington, Lennon and McCartney, Cole Porter and more. Blues singer AL WITHAM AND THE DRAINAGE RESERVE (Finn Michalak and Gilbert Haisman) follow with striking originals, plus classic songs imaginatively re-worked!
The Red Dog Acoustic Duo, formed by David Murphy and Dougal Speir as an acoustic spin-off from the Red Dog Saloon Band. Dave Murphy is a finger-style, blues picking guitar legend and one of New Zealand’s best interpreters of the blues. See you this Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm!
Jeep Rd Return Friday 31st for an evening of rip roaring goodtimes....
Playing their signature blend of jazz, funk, blues, rock and plenty more, Jeep Road return this Friday. Now is your chance to catch these Hometown Heroes on their home turf. Not to be missed, bookings recommended
The Cattle Stops
Thursday 28th June
6.30pm entry by koha - bookings recommended
The Cattle Stops continue their monthly residency at the RSC. These guys know how to show the crowd a seriously good time with their blend classic blues, swing and jazz originals all spiced with a heavy dose of wit and good hearted humour. Get on down and check them out on the last Thursday of EVERY MONTH at the RSC. Bookings recommended. Call 04 299 1658 now
LIVE BOOGIE, BLUES, SOUL AND SWING
FRIDAY 24th Aug 7:30pm
ENTRY BY KOHA - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR DINING
Back by popular demand, Friday sees the terrifyingly talented return of the mighty Jelly Roll Blues to the RSC. Every time these guys show up they pack out the RSC with locals and wellingtonites alike. Get on down to check out how truly fanastic these guys are for an evening of jumpin, jiving and jiggling that only takes place when Jelly Roll come to town. Bookings Essential 04 299 1658
Monty Bevins returns to Raumati South with Wellington artist Nikita Tu-Bryant for what promises to be a beautiful evening of storytelling.
Ticks $15, Music 5:30pm (NOTE CHANGE OF START TIME),
Bookings essential ph RSC:(04) 299 1658
Known as a touching, spirited performer, whose soul-folk songs ask the big questions while telling the small stories, Bevins has built a loyal following throughout his homeland. With a warm rich voice and articulate guitar grooves, he digs out and distills themes of tenderness, personal revolution and adventure. Perpetually touring, at a pace that allows encounter, Monty draws inspiration from the stories of the people he meets...
Friday 10th Aug 7:30pm - Entry by Koha
Hometown heroes - A Small Victory - return to the RSC Friday the 10th Aug for an evening of soul, blues, gospel and even a little pop thrown in for good measure. Always out to entertain and all individually incredibly talented in their own right, when they come together, A Small Victory always bring the goods and last time packed the RSC out so book the baby sitter now and get in early to book your seat or do whatever else it takes to catch them.
Bookings are essential - Call Now
Fresh from a 2 year residency in Italy - Make Hay While the Sun Shines is a 3 piece band that play their own style of folk/ bluegrass music.
Melissa Sommerville, Norman Mclennan & Hannah Fraser. These guys are awesome!
First time these guys have played at RSC!
A hybrid mix of blues/soul/gospel/jazz/roots based music. There is definitely a good dose of blues influence in our sound.
We consist of Erena Whare - vocals, Andre Muller - guitar, BJ Morony - guitar, John Pringle - bass, guitar & harmonica, Moray Middleton - Drums/percussion.
The band are always trying to hunt out new/old material that is a little less known and add our own flavour to it,
New Zealands Premier Statesman of guitar - Maestro Paul Ubana Jones has a 2 night residency at the Raumati social Club. Thursday 19th July and Friday 20th July. Entry is by Ticket sales only - $30/ ticket. On sale (cash only) now at the Raumati Social Club. Only 45 seats available each night. Get in quick to book your seat.
Kapiti Coast Musician Michelle Scullion will performing this Saturday 9
June, with two Auckland guitarists, Mark Watson and Ross Eaddy, at
Raumati Social Club, from 3.00pm – 5.00pm, for the Wellington Jazz
For bookings call (04) 299 1658. Entry is by KOHA.
Michelle will be performing on a selection of her Flutes – Gold Concert,
Silver Alto and Chinese Bamboo, These Gents have been performing with
Michelle in and around Auckland for years, and the trio have decided it
was time to bring their music south. Ross plays Spanish Acoustic style
and Mark performs on an Electric Jazz Guitar.
Their style is eclectic. They mix up their originality with a whole range of
musical styles from jazz standards to blues, swing, Latin, interspersed
with European and Irish folk tunes, and touched up with some funk and
Sit back and come on the journey – listen to cruisy café jazz sounds to
more energetic and melodic themes. The music is very accessible and
entertaining. Come and enjoy a couple of hours of acoustic and electric
BOOK NOW!!! (04) 299 1658
JAMES CAMERON, ANDREW LONDON & NEIL BILLINGTON
7:30PM - KOHA
Come along Friday 20th April to witness the mighty James Cameron and the disciples of swing as they turn out there highly infectious blend of swing, jazz and boogie woogie. Featuring an allstar line up of wellington musicians, these guys are highly trained professionals who are gauranteed to show you all a good time. Bookings essential so call or email now to reserve your spot.
The Woods are back by popular demand live at the RSC this friday for another evening of musical magic. With their unique blend of jazz, rock, blues and world music these guys really are not to be missed. Tables are booking out fast for this show so call now to make a reservation. Entry by donation
$30 tickets on sale now and selling very very quickly....
Modern soulful singer songwriter Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape. Crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Everyone from India Arie (“Louis Baker, you sing my soul,”) to the international music community (BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk) have shown love for what he is, and has become.
In 2013 he was selected to attend the prestigious annual Red Bull Music Academy in New York. He then recorded and released his self-titled EP, and was a top five finalist for the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award for Back On My Feet.
Baker has also performed at festivals across the world, including Field Days, Sziget Festival, Sonar Festival, The Great Escape, and Splendor in the Grass, building an appetite for bigger crowds as well as more intimate spaces.
Mara Simpson Live at the RSC - Entry by Koha
She has been described as soulful, sincere and obscenely talented, and after moving to germany several years ago, Mara is back with a one off performance showcasing her unbelievable skills both on the guitar and her voice with a swag of original material.
4 Singers & a Poet
A Fundraising Concert
This sunday at the RSC sees the coming together of some locally and internationally recognised talents such as Christine White, Nigel Patterson, Holly Jane Ewens & the formidable Jeff Simmons. All these artists are performing for the truly worthy cause of generating funds for NZ's own poetry maestro Lindsay Rabbit, as he sets of to tour Scotland and Ireland to collect stories for his family memoir. Please come and join us for the unique occasion and don't forget folks the Koha tin will be doing the rounds on the afternoon so please give generously :) see you there xxxxx
iconic NZ musicians pianist/trumpeter Kevin Clark of Plimmerton and vocalist Fran Barton
On Friday 23rd of June at 7.30pm The Raumati Social Club in Poplar Avenue will host iconic NZ musicians pianist/trumpeter Kevin Clark of Plimmerton and vocalist Fran Barton. They have worked together for 45 years in radio, television shows, live performances, festivals, recording five albums over the years, two of which have won the NZ TUI Award for Best Jazz Album of the Year and one was a finalist. Aaron Stewart joins them on bass.
The group plays an entertaining and at times unpredictable range of music, from Ragtime through New Orleans styles, boogie woogie, retro swing, be-bop and the humorous side of jazz repertoire. To book call 04 299 1658.