Capital Blues Inc. is an incorporated society managing the Roomfulla Blues music nights every Thursday night at the Hotel Bristol, 131-133 Cuba Mall, Wellington, New Zealand. At the Hotel Bristol, there is NO COVER CHARGE for your weekly dose of blues and roots music!
George is a stand-up man who plays a stand-up bass and electric bass.
This month, George Barris is onstage with both Highway and Midnight Ramblers.
“My first professional band was The Bitter End from Wellington. In 1968, I moved to Auckland and joined The Underdogs.” ”
In late 1968 I formed Jigsaw with Underdogs drummer Tony Walton and two friends from Wellington, Chaz Burke-Kennedy on guitar and Glyn Mason on vocals. When Glyn left to join The Rebels we became Fresh Air with Chris Seresin on keyboards.”
“I briefly joined Troubled Mind, then moved back to Wellington and was approached to join Highway.” “I did a stint with Blerta after Highway in the early 70s, and between that and my present tenure with Laura Collins, there have been too many bands and gigs to mention!”