Stiff Herbert

Possibly the least visible of all Flying Nun catalogue acts, releasing a solitary 7″ single in 1987. Stiff Herbert was the alias of Wellington song-writer Stefan Wolf, playing ‘Euro-Pop’ music in an acoustic fashion. Wolf later surfaced under his own name, then in the group the The Madding Crowd.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • ‘I Could Hit The Ceiling’/’Akaroa’ 7″ Single [1987 Flying Nun Fn059]


Stefan Wolf

Wolf has been a member of the short-lived Stiff Herbert, Bizu and Madding Crowd, along with releasing several albums under his own (comical) moniker (which seem to have had more success overseas than locally).

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Songs From The Basin Reseve [1993 Toonz Tnzcd902]
  • Stark [1996 Toonz]
  • Sailor [1999 Te Horo Music NZ]




Featured Stefan Wolf, released a self-titled album record at Stiff Herbert’s studio in Wellington, in 1991.


  • Stefan Wolf (Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica/Keyboards)
  • Mike Jansen (Bass)
  • … Grass (?)
  • Erin Tasker (Vocals)


  • Bizu (1991, Toonz, TNZCD901)