As the distinctive voice of Mestar, John White has become quite a well known figure in new zealand music, particularly in his home-town of dunedin, where mestar first formed, and where Cloudboy have become such a loved troup.
John toured with Demarnia Lloyd‘s excellent avant-pop outfit Cloudboy during their european tear to coincide with the release of the excellent Down At The End Of The Garden album, releasing his first solo album along the line.
A breezy mixture of low-key lullaby’s based around John’s delicate, almost child-like voice, accompanied by gentle acoustic guitar, plus a similar palette of instrumentation to the excellent Cloudboy debut; the albums 2nd half that veers towards droney string-section experiments – quite a dramatic change. In 2006 Jody Lloyd’s She’ll Be Right records reissued White’s excellent debut. In 2011 White resurfaced in Dunedin with new group The Blueness.
Discography (picks in bold)
- Balloon Adventure Cd-R [2002 Self-Released]
- Mogwash [2004 Self-Released]
- Balloon Adventure Reissue [2006 She’ll Be Right]