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Welcome to Poverty Bay Blues Club Incorporated

We have been providing live blues music in Gisborne for the past 17 years!
As an Incorporated society we have a constitution that outlines for following core activities;

  1. To promote and further the playing, performance, enjoyment and study of blues music by way of concerts, public performances, tution, encouragement and support to Blues musicians of all ages and those interested in Blues.
  2. To nurture and develop Blues among young and aspiring musicians.
  3. To develop a network of people with a common interest in Blues Music.
  4. To generally do and carry out all things that are likely to further or promote Blues music, musicians and social activities between members.
  5. To welcome and host visiting musicians both from NZ and overseas.

We are run by a team of volunteers who form our committee for 2024;
Club President – Darren Hart
Vice President – Iain Diamond
Club Captain – Robyne McKeague
Club Treasurer – Ernie White
Club Secretary – Lerina Julies
Committee Members – Hine Moeke-Murray, Ross McKeague, Martin Hemmington

Founding Member Sam Lyle on stage, March 2024 Club Night
Hine Moeke-Murray

Honorary Life Members include;
Papa Ralph Walker – Club Kaumatua
Baye Riddell

Darryn Clyne

Ernie White

Darren Hart

Mike Robinson

Poverty bay blues club life members
Papa Ralph Walker with the Margaret Galanin, wife of past Club Founder Dave Galanin, Club President Darren Hart and life member Baye Riddell.

Club Patron – David Parquette

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Jam nights for 2024 are as follows;
June 4th – 7pm start
July 2nd – 7pm start
August 6th – 7pm start
September 3rd – 7pm start
October 1st – 7pm start
November 5th – 7pm start
December 3rd – 7pm start

Membership Options

An annual membership costs only $30 for the year for an individual and only $40 for a couple.
Right now you can buy a single membership for $50 and you’ll get a fabulous Highway 35 Blues Highway Club tee shirts for half price!

Go to our membership page to choose the best Membership option for you!