Creeley

vehicle for the song writing talents of john kelcher and blair parkes. the bands line-up featured parkes (ex-letter 5 – guitar / vocals), john kelcher (sneaky feelings – guitar / vocals), bert aldridge (drums), and dean aldridge (bass). the band formed in 1990 with parkes and kelcher working on song writing in kelcher’s central city flat, each taking turns at drums, bass, and guitar. bert aldridge joined on drums and the band began performing as a 3 piece, some songs performed without bass. dean aldridge [who later moved on to become a member of the dial-tones] joined the line-up and creeley undertook a series of demo recordings with at redd acoustics studios. these recordings were never released.
a further series of recordings was undertaken at fish street studios with tex houston. one track appearing on the good things compilation, the others going toward a series of self released tracks the band produced. the band were hard workers on their music but their sound was a little out of sync with that of the current scene in christchurch so the band found it hard going to find an audience for their melodic and sometimes quirkily british songs. the band may have disbanded.
discography
picks in bold

  • grunty falcon cassette ep [1995 self-released ahm001]
  • step ahead cassette ep [1995 self-released ahm002]
  • the sea cassette ep [1995 self-released ahm003]

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