Meet the band

  • Craig Bracken

    Craig Bracken

    Lead vocals
    Chromatic harmonica
    Tenor saxophone

    Craig began singing and playing the harmonica in the late 80’s after hearing Chicago and West Coast Blues greats like Little Walter, William Clarke and Junior Parker…

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  • Ian Thomson

    Ian Thomson


    Ian Thomson’s long drumming career began in Auckland back in the 60s. He played in several notable Blues and Roots bands including The Dark Ages, The Underdogs, The Brew, Mumbo Gumbo and with the late Sonny Day…

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  • Doug Bygrave

    Doug Bygrave


    Back in the 80’s, Doug hosted a regular university Blues radio show. On one occasion he rang and chatted on air with his hero, Jimmie Vaughan. So inspired, Doug headed off to Texas to catch up with Jimmie and meet some of the great blues guitar slingers…

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  • Pete Parnham

    Pete Parnham


    Pete remembers wearing out the Chicago/The Blues/Today vinyl album, inspired by the simplicity and raw power of the urban blues sound. “There’s nothing quite like being in the rhythm section driving the band along like an ole steam loco…

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