Past Events

Yippie! We've got the Pipi Pickers. Wednesday 11 March 2020

“We play banjo-licious bluegrass music,” is the promise the Pipi Pickers make on Google.   But with so much fake news on the internet there is only one way to know for sure –  get your bum on a seat at the Bunker and judge for yourself. We are pretty sure, that...Read More »

Did anything from Kiwigrass rub off? Next Wednesday 12 Feb club night.

Kiwigrass Academy (Photo: Ian Fisk) A good number of us went to the Kiwigrass academy and we hope you notice our new-found skills at the club night on Wednesday. There was so much to learn – not just from the academy but also from watching the flash guns at the...Read More »

2020 workshop jams series begins

Low pressure workshop jam Wed 4 march 7:30 pm After all that practice in your bedroom (yeah right) you might as well get out and play, and what better place than one of our low pressure workshop jams. This year we will briefly workshop a topic then get on to jamming....Read More »

Auckland Folk Festival

Yes we will be at the Auckland Folk Festival and hosting the bluegrass concert at 5pm on Sunday in the Mill. The Bluegrass Concert features: The Downunderdogs Pipi Pickers Peter Neumegen and Henry Plant with bass player Garry Trotman Gone Blue Bluegrass and Beyond The Auckland Folk...Read More »

Shindig: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Fiddler Dave Kahn and claw hammer banjo player David Ward (pictured) will be joined by bassist Eamon Edmundson-Wells to bring us Shindig. Shindig: the fast and furious clawhammer banjo of David Ward, the lightning bow of fiddler Dave Khan, and bass whiz Eamon Edmundson-Wells.  More electrifying than a spark plug lead, these...Read More »

It's a Christmas tradition! Wed 11 December 2019

The Jam Tarts We are not going to let Christmas go by without some snowflakes and baby Jesus songs along with an indulgent supper. There will be floor spots in the first half, with a bias toward songs that would look good in a Santa suit. Then, thanks to a generous...Read More »

Wires and Wood: Wednesday 13 November 2019 8 pm

Last time Wires and Wood played for us at the Bunker, the place was jumpin’. Their strings were practically melting. This month they are back with their blend of bluegrass, and you’ll kick yourself if you miss the magic. Wires and WoodThe Bunker, DevonportWednesday 13 November 2019 8pmMembers $8, non members $10 cash at the...Read More »

Supergroup YME: Tues 15 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

LTR: Sam, Laurence, Nat Kim, James. If there is a New Zealand bluegrass supergroup this is probably it. Introducing …(drum roll builds, thunderous applause)… You, Me, Everybody. Featuring: Prodigy brothers Sam and Laurence Frangos-Rhodes of RhodeWorks mandolin and guitar fame.Legendary banjo picker Nat Torkington, The Pipi Pickers pickers’ picker....Read More »

Club concert: Wednesday 9 October 2019

Daylight saving is in, and spring is sprung, so you can head up to the Bunker in daylight again, for another great Auckland Bluegrass Club Concert.   We can pretty much guarantee some pretty tunes, slick tunes, sad songs, happy songs, and songs glorifying alcoholism, smoking, gambling, rambling, God, life in prison,...Read More »

Jam session: Wednesday 2 October 7:30pm. In town.

Jamming at the Greenhouse It worked! Last month we had a great jam session at the Greenhouse in Ponsonby and this month we’re going to repeat the fun. It was a great occasion to have a go, or sing without fear of being an egg. We have a...Read More »

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