Announcing the long awaited release of
Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers latest album
The Black Soap from Monkeyburg launch Galatos June 8th

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

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Jubilation concert on May 25th Tickets now available

Tickets for the long awaited release of Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers latest album The Black Soap from Monkeyburg launch Galatos June 8th are now available from

Black Soap Boys

"Brand new, uncompromising and sometimes confrontational songs with just enough down home covers, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, Dylan and Blind Willie Johnson, to re-anchor the narrative."

new Video

Another new video has been made with the Black Soap Boys - scroll down to view! Beautifully shot by the very amazing Tom Fowlie and edited by Shane Mason.

Black Soap Boys

"The little band was named thus because the new Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers R&B album called The Black Soap from Monkeyburg being released very shortly. The Black Soap in question refers to the daily melodrama on our experiential screen, if you follow. It has been particularly dark recently of course...there was more than a hint of prophecy in the rhetoric." - Rick Bryant

The Black Soap Boys - Press release

Darren Watson

International Acclaim for Darren Watson

Friday 24 May sees us playing at Muse On Allen again. It's a very cool restaurant and bar and well worth a foray into the Courtenay Quarter for. We're on from 10pm-midnight. It's gonna be a total blast! Seriously, this could be a great new venue for roots music folks, so make sure you get your dancin' asses down to this one. Let's create some roots culture in Courtenay!

Darren Watson, New Zealand’s premier bluesman, continues to receive great notices around the world for his most recent Red Rocks release, Saint Hilda’s Faithless Boy. The November/December issue of US publication Blues Revue called it “a beautiful album”, noting that he had crafted “a set of backward-looking (but by no means retro) blues, recorded with a bracing, contemporary sonic treatment.”
More Darren Watson news
See Red Rocks website for more information.

Rick Bryant Metro Article

In the September Metro, out now: New Zealand's best universities.... -- blues rocker Rick Bryant on life after jail ---

Blasts from the past

Rick Bryant and the Jive Bombers

Early recording session with John Kempt who produced Rick Bryant's classic CD TIME and plays in the new CD Black Soap from Monkeyburg

Jive Bombers Kingsley Melhuish recording on Monkeyburg. Black Soap Boys
- Chris Grosz -- Rick Bryant -- Gordon Spittle -

Black Soap Boys - live

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The Black Soap Boys - Live in Wellington

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