Darwin Blues & Roots Club Inc. (DB&RCi) is the original and premier blues music club in
Darwin, Northern Territory
for a current timetable of events and v
In early 2007 two dedicated bluesmen, Marcus Selen and Mark Muffler were determined to launch a long awaited blues appreciation society or club in the Top End. After calling for interested parties to meet one steamy and cloudy wet season Sunday at Shenannigans Irish Pub, the rest as they say, is history.
Enough interested people met again in the weeks that followed at Ducks Nuts, then again at the Ski Club, and a working party was formed to get the club up and running. Darwin Blues & Roots Club was officially incorporated within six months with a web site and dedicated band of members.
Since those first, early days the two Marks have gone their separate ways (as you are wont to when you got the blues), however the foundation was laid and the club continues to evolve and grow to accommodate the needs and desires of members and local blues artists and appreciators alike. Many talented musicians regularly continue to give generously of their time and energy to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the Darwin Blues & Roots Club, purely for the love of the blues. Without their voluntary commitments and dedication the club would not exist.
In the first few years regular fortnightly gigs were held in pubs and clubs around Darwin and at Duncan's Blues Shack, as well as community events
at Studio 93 at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. See
the gig guide
isit our reviews
page for more info about these fabulous past events.
More recently club members have decided to focus club energy and resources on presenting a limited number of special public events each year to showcase the diversity and talent of club musicians and performers while concentrating on providing greater member benefits and a broader support base from which blues and roots artists can operate and develop, both experienced artists and those who would love to play but have yet to step into the public arena.
Members and the public alike are welcome to attend and participate in all club activities. Your input is appreciated and valued, so if you have stuff you'd like to see included on these pages, including your own musical profile and/or pics, please pass it on, we'd love to hear from you. Members are also encouraged to write reviews and forward photos of blues and roots events for includsion on the web site
our web site for more information about the club and members, including photos, reviews and details of how to
contact us or
the club. If you come across any site errors or links that don't work, please contact me to let me know so I can rectify.
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