Satellite Spies

Mark Loveys and Tommy Joy.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Destiny In Motion [1986 Festival L38372]

Awards
RIANZ Awards 1985

  • Most Promising Group Of The Year: Satellite Spies

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The Stereo Bus

The pop outgrowth of Ex-Christchurch song-writer Dave Yetton (Ex Jean-Paul Sartre Experience), who’s backing band has included Francis Hunt, Nick Buckton, Matthias Jordan, Mike Hall, Mike Franklin Browne, Jason Fa’afoi, Bobby Kennedy and Mark Beaton.

Made a splash in the mid/late 90s with a pretty swell, but ultimately pretty twee debut and a less rock, more sopp follow-up. They didn’t quite have the hooks and general wacky attraction of JPS at their peak, but they’re ok. The group disappeared in 2000, but ultimately resurfaced in late 2011, with more material on the horizon.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • The Stereobus [1997 Festival]
  • Brand New [1999 EMI]

Awards
Tui Awards 2000

  • Best Music Video: Alex Sutherland and Michael Lonsdale

See-Also

Car Crash Set

Biography

3-piece Auckland new wave act from the early/mid 80’s featuring Nigel Russell (Spelling Mistakes, Danse Macabre), David Bulog and Trevor Reekie, though they went through many other members.

After an EP and an album the band disbanded with Russell going on to join Greg Johnson Set. Car Crash Set are recognized as one of New Zealand’s pioneering electronic acts, taking inspiration from the likes of Suicide and New Order.

Members

  • Nigel Russell
  • David Bulog
  • Trevor Reekie
  • Simon Brown (Drums)
  • Rick Robertson (Saxophone)
  • Henry Downes (Percussion)
  • Sharon Tuapawa (Vocals)
  • Ryan Monga (Bass)

Discography

  • Breakdown 7″ Single (1983, Reaction, REACT019)
  • No Accident 7″ single (19834 Reaction, REACT021)
  • Another Day EP (1986, Reaction / Festival, X19021)

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