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International Blues Music Day


Sat 7 Aug 2021, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: The Jam Factory - Music Platform, The Incubator Creative Hub, The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Derek Jacombs

International Blues Music Day
TJS Blues Band | Derek Jacombs & Grant Bullot

Celebrate International Blues Music Day with a heaping helping of electric and acoustic blues.
Mississippi Delta blues! Chicago Blues! Louisiana Blues! Texas blues! UK blues! Whether your tastes run to Robert Johnson, BB King or Eric Clapton you'll find something to please you when some of Tauranga's finest blues players get together to play the music they love.

Trevor Braunias, long one of Tauranga's leading guitar players, unveils his most recent band, the TJS Blues Band.
Trevor on guitar, vocals and harmonica,
Julian Clark on bass, vocals and harmonica,
Stefan Braunias on drums and percussion.
Together they promise red hot classic electric blues from Chicago, San Francisco, Texas and the English blues boom of the '60s.

Kicking off the night at 7pm are two members of renowned blues 'n' roots band Kokomo, Derek Jacombs (vocals, guitar) and Grant Bullot (harmonica, washboard). They offer gritty authentic acoustic blues and ragtime from the '20s, '30s and '40s, songs from Robert Johnson, Rev Gary Davis, “Mississippi” John Hurt, Bessie Smith and more.

What the papers said about the debut of the TJS Blues Band:
“There are many people who will be excited about this. Trevor has played in many styles over the past decades, with his own jazz trio, his duo, with bands from Hobbit and Cloud to Torch Songs and The Bay Big Band. There's a chapter about him in Graham Clark's history of Tauranga music, The Right Note. But as musicians who know him know, Trevor's first love was the blues and the likes of John Mayall's original Bluesbreakers album which, many years ago, introduced the world to a young Eric Clapton.

“Even before I started writing about music in the Bay, over 30 years ago, there were awed stories about Trevor, who had apparently learnt every Clapton solo on that legendary album note-for-note, about his wild long hair and even wilder playing.

“And now Trevor's having another crack at it. Going back to the blues, back to Freddie King and Albert, back to Otis Rush and Buddy Guy. And of course to the songs that inspired young Eric and in turn a young Trevor. It should be a fun night.”

The Weekend Sun

Doors open: 6.30pm
Show starts: 7.00pm

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