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  • I’ve been invited up to do a guest feature slot on Border Radio this Sunday (June 4th), with Bernie Griffin. The Subject is the Allman Brothers band, following from the death of Gregg Allman last Sunday. The Allman Brothers have been one of my biggest......

  • I’ve been busy all summer playing wedding gigs with the covers band Wolves and Ravens. With the winter coming on the weddings stop; giving me time to reflect on the experience. Playing covers can be a grueling experience but it is great for hardening your......

  • From October to December I am filling in for Brett Adams on the theater show Billy Elliot. For info on the show and to book tickets see their website – asbbillyelliot.co.nz The music for the show is amazing and was a huge challenge for me to......

  • Last week myself and my old bandmates were acting as backing band to an all-star lineup at the Tuning Fork as part of the Americana Fest. I was on guitar, with Clem White on bass and Cole Goodley on drums. We played on the sets......

  • I’ve been roped into playing a gig. Wednesday September 21st, Wine Cellar. From 7:00pm With Callum Gentleman and band, and Tom Cunliffe solo. It’s been a while since I’ve played a gig of my own music so it’s quite exciting and a bit scary. Luckily......

  • I have finally completed a song for release. Here is The Invention.   It was started in 2010 with a recording by my band at the time which consisted of Reb Fountain on harmonium and vocals, and the late Sam Prebble on mandolin, violin and......

  • This week I’ve been working with legendary kiwi songwriter Reb Fountain on some of the finishing touches of her new album. The album was actually tracked about 5 years ago at York St studios, but for one reason or another it didn’t get finished at......

  • Here is a demo of my Hiwatt T40 all tube amplifier. This is a nice tube amp with much of the sound quality of a British made Hiwatt but without the hefty price tag. It has a good clean tone which acts as a great......

  • I’m playing in a lovely band called Rain Dogs. We play acoustic gypsy jazz/country versions on Tom Waits songs in a caberet style. Rain Dogs is playing this Sunday, July 26th at Leagh Sawmill. – Here is the Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1596144984007388/ This band has an......

  • I am very pleased to have been asked to guest on a song with the mighty Black Strat Blues at Wammy bar on Thursday July 9th. Black Strat Blues is the project of Indian guitar virtuoso Warren Mendonsa. Warren lived in New Zealand for a......