Rick Bryant during the Monkeyburg recording sessions.

News 2015

Darren Watson Tour

Check details of Darren Watson's 2015 Tour.

Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers

Jive Bombers are playing Blockhouse Bay, Feb 13, with Midge Marsden, same as last year. We will pay some classic covers, some of our tracks from the "Black Soap from Monkeyburg" album and some from "Time" as well as a couple of new ones from the next album, "You Can Be The Boss."

Buzz Worley now does four Aretha covers as a set within a set feature. We learned these for a private client but people enjoy the spirited Aretha channeling so much that we've kept them and they make for extra variety in the show. Harry Lyon is our lead guitarist now.

The Windy City Strugglers

The Windy City Strugglers did a killer gig at the Wellington Folk Festival. Rick also performed with John Malloy on keyboards, at the Funky Fish at Bayley's Beach Feb 15.


We have confirmed rumours that Rick Bryant is working on another album. It is all pretty hush hush at this time but we have heard a couple of demos. You can have a listen and start tweeting about this using the #RickBryantMusic hashtag.


Jubilation has THREE gigs coming up...

SATURDAY 21st Feb ... Jubilation are playing at Artworks on Waiheke at 8pm. Tickets and more info here.

SUNDAY 22nd March ... a late afternoon gig at the Sawmill in Leigh.

SUNDAY 29th March ... in the heart of town at the Sapphire Room, upstairs in Ponsonby Central from 5.30pm. There will either be a bar on site, or drinks and food available from the many groovy cafes downstairs.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Some years ago I heard Rick talk with great reverence of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. In 2010 I got to see them in concert at The Roundhouse and got a clip of this dynamic performer. And now recognised as soul legends.

Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers latest album
The Black Soap from Monkeyburg

Album cover art by Chris Grosz (of The Black Soap Boys). The Black Soap for Monkeyburg, Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers latest album.