Ex-Six Volts / Mutton Birds guitarist David Long, along with a bevvy of contributors – Peter Daube, Steve Roche, Janet Roddick, Neill Duncan, jazz supremo Chris O’Connor and Fur Patrol vocalist Julia Deans.
Discography (picks in bold)
- Come On In [2003 Braille Bra117]
Wellington based rock’n’roll 4-piece who evolved out of the Shining Path, originally with the line-up of Marty Squire (Guitar/Vocals – Formerly Of D-Super), John Douglas (Bass – Ex-Marineville), Kirsty (Organ) and and the show-stealing Ricky Boyd (Drums – Ex-Canvas).
Kirsty has since been replaced by Leo on keys, and the band have been touring the country with a slick, professional rock’n’roll show as part of Blinks’ infamous series of A Low Hum shows (as well as supporting Fur Patrol). Expect their debut in late 2004 on Wildside.
- Marty Squire (Guitar/Vocals)
- John Douglas (Bass)
- Kirsty (Organ)
- Ricky Boyd (Drums)
- Luke Hutching (Bass)
- Leo Francis (Keyboards)
- Graeme Cummack (Guitar)
- Ray Gun CD Single (2003, Rock-O-Tronic, Rock3001)
- Blood And Bones (2005, Wildside Records)
A country-tinged pre-cursor to Julia Deans’ popular Fur Patrol who self-released a couple of albums in the mid 90’s.
- Gavin Duncan
- Andrew Moen
- Allan Clark
- Julia Deans (Vocals/Guitar)
- Chris O’Connell (Guitar/Vocals)
- Tony Coughlan
- Culture Vulture (1993, BAN001)
- An Orchestrated Litany Of Lies (1995, BAN002)
julia deans, andrew bain, steve wells, and simon braxton have been fur patrol for 7 years, always showing live that they are certainly one of wellingtons better musical exports. through the bands history they have shown a diverse range from the sultry “why” to melodic pop tunes like “lydia” to the dirty loud rocking “get along”. in 1998 the band recorded an ep, entitled starlifter, which was voted best independant release at the b-net awards in 1999. frontwoman for the band, julia also picked up fox of the year. as well as recieving praise from new zealand student radio they caught the attention of triple j in australia and university radio in canada.
their debut album “pet”, went platinum three months after release and contained the number one single, lydia, for which they have become most widely known.