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The Hop House Blue Friday Sessions


Fri 31 Jul 2015, 8:00pm
Fri 28 Aug 2015, 8:00pm
Fri 25 Sep 2015, 8:00pm
Fri 30 Oct 2015, 8:00pm
Fri 27 Nov 2015, 8:00pm

Where: The Hop House, 297 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Sally Garner

- Blues and Americana with Derek Jacombs & Mike Garner plus special guests
Last Friday of every month, 8pm

Well-known BOP musicians and songwriters, Derek Jacombs (Kokomo) and Mike Garner (Mike Garner Band) join forces for a regular session at The Hop House, Mount Maunganui. On the last Friday of every month they'll dig into a huge bag of old blues, Americana and originals, and break out a host of acoustic instruments – resonator guitars, banjos, mandolins and more! Each Blue Friday Session will also feature specially invited guests, a chance to hear some of the Bay's finest jamming in a relaxed informal setting.

Mike Garner is a well-known NZ Blues singer and songwriter. He has a wealth of blues experience over nearly 40 years, having played in Europe, Australia, NZ and the Pacific, and Kathmandu in Nepal. He has made 6 CDs. A multi-instrumentalist, Mike plays acoustic, electric and resonator guitars, harmonica and occasionally mandolin and other stringed instruments too!

For the past two decades guitarist Derek Jacombs has been the singer and songwriter with blues & roots favourites Kokomo. The band has released 10 studio albums and a live CD and DVD. He has also written music for theatre and television, served as Director of the National Jazz Festival, and is one half of cult duo The Self-Righteous Brothers.

The first Blue Friday Session will feature the amazing Robbie Laven on fiddle (and probably other things too). Robbie is one of New Zealand's finest, a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, currently playing with Bonjour Swing and The Remarkables. A great way to start the season!

The Hop House, 297 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui 3116 Phone 07 5745880