Six Volts

Carrying on from Four Volts, Six Volts added Steve Roche and David Long to the original line-up of David and Anthony Donaldson, Neill Duncan and Janet Roddick.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Something’s Burning [As 4 Volts 1986 Braille Brai5]
  • The Hills Are Alive [1989 Braille Brai9]
  • Stretch [1991 Braille / Jayrem L30608]

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Soggy Porridge

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Slurp Track EP [1983 Jayrem JAY111]

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Tin Syndrome

Mark Austin, David Long, Peter Robinson, Malcolm Reid and Kevin McGill.
They were maybe the hippest band in Wellington around 1981-82. Their records aren’t a good reflection.
– JM

Discography (picks in bold)

  • The Tin Syndrome Ep [1983 Jayrem Jay109]
  • No Ordinary Sickness [1985 Jayrem Jay319]

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Tokyo

Barry White, Paul Mcglauchlin, Stefan Lavington, Charles Schultz and Scott Wylie.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Touch Road [1984 Jayrem Jay313]

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Unrestful Movements

Glen, Pam, Tim, Grenville. Put out a couple of EPs on Jayrem, along with a track on the popular Barking Up The Right Tree compilation.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Unrestful Movements 12″ EP [1982 Jayrem JAY102]
  • Q:Are You A Fireman? 12″ Mini-Album [1983 Jayrem JAY108]

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Working With Walt

One of Jan Hellreigel‘s short-lived mid 80s troups, along with brother Rob, Kevin Fielden, Mark Petersen and David Wood. Put out an EP on Jayrem before Jan moved on to make it big solo.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • 5 Sides Ep [1985 Jayrem Jay135]

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Charlotte Sometimes

Biography

Solo alias of Wellington based singer songwriter Charlotte Yates.

After debuting with Jayrem group Putty In Her Hands in 1987, Yates released the first recordings as Charlotte Sometimes on Festival Records in 1991 before being part of Kitsch folk group When the Cat’s Been Spayed, who had significant success with their tour and album Down the Hall in 1993.

Members

  • Charlotte Yates (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards, 1991)
  • Annie Crumber (Vocals, 1991)
  • Jackie Clarke (Vocals, 1991)
  • Gerrad Tahu (Percussion, 1991)
  • Neil Cuickshank (Drums, 1991)
  • Rob Winch (Bass, 1991)

Discography

  • Queen Charlotte Sounds (1991, Jayrem/Festival Records, L30609)
  • Red Letter 7″ Single (1991, Jayrem/Festival Records, K10445)

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Strikemaster

Originally a three-piece from Featherston in the Wairarapa district – Strikemaster were a rock outfit with a grounding in the blues and were initially comprised of Paul Cullen (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Steve Elliott (Bass Guitar/Lead Vocals), John Prentice (Drums) and later joined by Ray Parapara (Lead and Rhythm Guitar/Vocals). After their 1984 live album, the bands members went on to form Strait Street and Circus Block Four.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Good’N’Ready [Live Recording 1984 Jayrem Jay311]

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Actors

Biography

Graham Carman (Bass, Vocals), Russ Mattar (Drums), Lance Wiltshire (keyboards, Vocals) and Greg White (Vocals, Guitar). Released a single and an EP on Jayrem in 1984.

Members

  • Graham Carman (Bass, Vocals, 1984)
  • Russ Mattar (Drums, 1984)
  • Lance Wiltshire (Keyboards, Vocals, 1984)
  • Greg White (Vocals/Guitar, 1984)

Discography

  • Since Sunday 7″ [1984 Jayrem JAY719]
  • The Actors 12″ EP [1984 Jayrem JAY119]

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The Brainchilds

Biography

Mid 90’s precursor to The Thrashing Marlins who put out a couple releases on specialist labels Jayrem and Braille Record.

Members

  • Janet Roddick (Organs/Vocals/Trombone, 1994)
  • David Donaldson (Bass, 1994)
  • Tim Robinson (Drums, 1994)
  • Steve Roche (Guitar/Vocals/Trumpet, 1994)

Discography

  • The Brainchilds (1993, Jayrem/Braille Records, CDBRAI10)
  • Roll (1994, Jayrem/Braille Records, C31224)

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