Meet the band

  • Craig Bracken

    Craig Bracken

    Lead vocals Harmonica Chromatic harmonica Tenor saxophone Songwriter 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

    Drums Songwriter 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

    Guitar 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

    Bass 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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  • Liam Ryan – guest keyboards

    Liam Ryan – guest keyboards

    Christchurch born, Liam Ryan, musician and arts educator, made his name as keyboardist and songwriter with Kiwi band The Narcs in the 1980s – (You Took Me) Heart and Soul, Diamonds On China). He has featured as a session player on many New Zealand recordings and has toured as a sideman with international artists including Charlie Musselwhite,…

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