The easiest way to join the Auckland Bluegrass Club is to come along and join at the door by paying an annual subscription of $10 for an individual and $15 for a couple/family. For this small token you get: Discounted entry to club night : non-members $8 , members $5 Discounted entry to...Read More »

What kind of music is welcome at the Auckland Bluegrass Club?

The theme of our club is bluegrass and the related genres of old-timey, Western swing, and related Americana. Many of the musicians who come to the bluegrass club enjoy and play others genres of music too, but the bluegrass club is an opportunity to have some fun with the bluegrass related...Read More »

What is the Auckland Bluegrass Club trying to achieve?

We want the Auckland Bluegrass Club to be the centre of a thriving bluegrass, old-timey, Western Swing and Americana music scene in Auckland. We want to: Make it easy for people to hear and appreciate the music Socialize and build a community around the music Grow the audience for the music Attract new players and...Read More »

What kind of events do you have?

Guest evenings We usually alternate monthly between guest evenings and club concerts. In a guest evening we generally have about 5 or 6 selected first half performers singing one  or two songs each.  After an interval with tea and coffee provided, the guest artists perform for a set of 45 -50...Read More »

Can I play my electric instrument?

We are an acoustic music club and our genres of music are almost always played acoustically with rare exceptions in Western swing and Americana. At the bunker most first half performers perform acoustically while guests sometimes prefer to have just a little PA sound reinforcement to fill the space. In...Read More »

Performing at the Auckland Bluegrass Club

Genres Of course there are no hard and fast rules saying where one genre stops and another begins, but the focus is on the club genres, in much the same way as the Irish club or the blues club focus on Irish or blues music. Guest evenings first half In a guest evening...Read More »

Jamming etiquette

At a festival or social occasion jamming etiquette is much the same as joining in a group conversation at any event, you take your time, be considerate, show willingness to listen and you will be gradually invited to contribute. In our case someone leads the jam and asks people to suggest...Read More »

Videos and photos

Your performance at the Auckland Bluegrass Club will be photographed or videoed and excepts may be used by the Auckland Bluegrass Club for publicity purposes on various platforms.  Don’t worry, we will not use material where you look funny because you were singing with your mouth wide open, or videos...Read More »

How do I get to be a guest at the Auckland Bluegrass Club

If you are a bluegrass, old-timey, Western sing or Americana artist who would like to be a guest at the Auckland Bluegrass Club, or you are a touring artist and would like to propose a full concert, please email info@aucklandbluegrass.co.nz  with your proposal. ...Read More »

Performing music in Zoom on laptop or mobile phone

Playing music in a Zoom meeting doesn’t always work out because Zoom is optimised for conversation and suppresses what it thinks is background noise, sometimes including your acoustic guitar between each vocal line – or worse. The whole thing breaks up. Desktop To override these settings and play the...Read More »