Mysterioball

Now defunct old christchurch punk band from the late 90s / early 00s based around core members kyle denovan on guitar and vocals, and myself (chris andrews) on bass and accompaning vocals. Starting with just the duo and playing to a small crowd at the green room, mysterioball had the loosest of punk asthetics, finishing their debut performance (which was actually part of a christchurch arts festival gig, coming on after a play!) with a swag of Springstein covers. All very fun, the group soon expanded to include denovan’s fellow flux capicitor member joe 90, an an estwhile drummer named Terry ‘the grieval deviant’.

After an unsuccessful party performance, Joe was dropped, and Mysterioball acquired themselves a saxophonist by the name of ‘Big’ Thom, who had achieved a touch of national celebrity thanks to an unhealthy little party trick. Thom had won a local bars how low will you go competition by performing a strange little routine that involved stapling his penis and testicle’s to a large wooden cross, dangling the cross between his legs, then setting the item on fire.. Not exactly something for squemish. The band played on, creating a number of badly recorded home-demo’s and playing to fair crowds at either the jetset lounge or (their favourite) the provincial, never really growing past their amateur approach, but always playing with a lot of energy and fun.

The summer of 2000 brought about a migration north for Thom and Terry – and without support Chris and Kyle disbanded the group, which by now had accumulated some 15 original songs, and went their seperate ways. Denovan later resurfaced with a handful of like-minded groups, even playing mysterioball songs with the rocking whores, whilst i went on to join Idols of Eve in 2003. Though Thom resurfaced in 2001 to play drums with Super-Yacht – a coloborative one-off performance alongside Denovan, myself, and the Idols‘ Diana McKaye and Jason Tamahana-Bryce, he soon disappeared again.

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Molly Says Go

Christchurch Based Ska-Punk Outfit Formed In 1996, Split In 2002 And Were Comprised Of Jason Allender (Vocals), Toby Retallick (Guitar), Nigel Coursey (Drums, Vocals), James Sutherland (Bass, Vocals). Split An Album With Wellington’S Channel Thirteen In 2001.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Kids I Partied With Ep [1999 Self-Released] Rn
  • Channel Thirteen Vs. Molly Says Go [W/ Channel Thirteen 2001 Stakeout Records]

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Keiran Monaghan

Kieran Monaghan Is One Of The Key Figures In The Wellingtons – If Not NZ’S – ‘Adventurous Music’ Scene. A Driving Force Behind NZ Punk During The 90s, He Currently Plays Cabaret ‘Chamber-Punk’ As Mr Sterile, Drums For Sunship And Various ‘Improv’ Ensembles, Edits The Local Indymedia Zine, And Writes Voluminous Quantities Of Witty And Politically Astute Poetry
– Taken From The Pseudoarcana Catalogue

Monaghan Has Also Made His Name Organising The Comically-Titled Meatwaters Festival (A Play On The Ill-Fated Mainstream / Hippy Sweetwaters Festival) And As A Guest Member Of Campbell Kneales’ Superb Birchville Cat Motel.

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Mr. Sterile

Cabaret Chamber-Punk From Keiran Monaghan.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Suppository Cassette [1999 Self-Released]
  • Hanging Out The Washing Cd-R [1998 Root Don Lonie For Cash Cdl041]
  • Pregnant Boy [2001 Self-Released]
  • Get Fucked Wellington!!! Love Kerry P. [2006 Skirted]

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Muckhole

Crude Hard Rock From Scott Patterson, Aaron Peck, Jason Ennor And Sean O’Brien.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • ‘Overdrive’ Cssingle [1995 Wildside]
  • ‘Where’S The Cornbag? / I Don’T Wanna Know’ Ep [1996 Wildside]
  • ‘Cool Guy’ Cd Single [1997 Wildside]
  • Kooza [1997 Wildside]

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David Mulcahy

As A Member Of Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, Mulcahy Was Only Part Of A 3-Pronged Song-Writing Troupe, Responsible For A Terrific Body Of Songs Over Their 10 Year Life Span. In The Mid 90s, After The JPSE Boys Had Gone Their Seperate Ways, Mulcahy Changed Focus To Superette – Creating An Almost Perfect, Dark Materpiece With Their Sole Lp Tiger.

Unfortunately Superette Were Short-Lived, And Mulcahy Retreated To Work On His Own Solo Material. Oddy Knocky Was An Uneven Attempt At Releaving Some Of The Huge Body Of Songs He Had Written Without Releasing, The Occassional Pop Gem Hidden In Generally Pretty Dire By-The-Number Rockers.

In 2004 Mulcahy Resurfaced In Christchurch (Were He Had Moved Several Years Earlier) With New Band Eskimo, And Started Recording Songs With Eskimo Bassist (And Failsafe Label-Head) Rob Mayes And Drummer (Ex-YFC) Michael Daly.

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Murder Inc

Jamie Verheyde, Rick O’Grady, Mark Brooks And Nick Ruddell.

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  • Carbine Ep [Live Recording 1986 Rational Rat303]

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