Tasman Bay Blues

Do you like Blues music, live and intimate? And how about a friendly relaxed atmosphere, great company, entertaining club jam nights and bands performing live shows in a unique and rustic venue with style?

Monthly Jam nights, special events including local and international blues artists, workshops and a School Of Blues. All this in our very own “House Of Blues” our beloved BARN, an old rustic building located at the rear of The Honest Lawyer Pub, Monaco, Nelson.

On the Jam Nights page you can find all the details to be part of this monthly event.

The Tasman Bay Blues Club actively promotes International and national Blues Artists to play at The Barn, and we have had some great gigs so far, check out our upcoming events on’ the What’s On page.

“Blues is a state of mind.”

Made for those that feel the blues

Tasman Bay Blues Club was incorporated to serve the public and musicians of Nelson and surrounds, to support the growth of the New Zealand music scene, and to provide a platform for local, national and international artists.

Want to learn more? Reach out to us online and we’ll be in touch soon.

What is the blues?

The blues encompasses a wide range of musical styles, each with its own instruments, vocals, and origins. Some well-known subgenres include delta blues, which emerged from the Mississippi Delta featuring slide guitar and blue notes; Chicago blues, characterized by its electric sound and use of multiple instruments; and Country blues, often featuring acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Other popular types include boogie-woogie, jump blues, and regional variations like Texas, West Coast, and Memphis blues. Blues music is characterized by its minor chord progressions, walking bass lines, call and response patterns, dissonant harmonies, syncopation, melisma, and the use of flattened ‘blue’ notes.

Meet our team

A huge thank you to our extraordinary team, who have volunteered their time to make the Tasman Bay Blues Club what it is today.

We’ve listed some of our team below.
Watch this space… we’ll be adding more of our team here soon!

Warren “Wozz” Houston


Annie Henry


Kim Scanlen


Hadyn Olsen

Committee Member