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Able Tasmans


Top-class jangly or even baroque-pop auckland band featuring the talents of Leslie Jonkers, Peter Keen, Craig Mason, Jane Dodd, Ronald Young and led By Graeme Humphreys.

One of the longest lasting Flying Nun Records bands, the single ‘Hold Me Pt. 1’ is a genuine Nun classic.

Sharing vocals across the group (with Peter Keen taking lead), the Tasman’s have a varied output, always with a fun or quirky aspect, incorporating many instruments and musicians from outside the group and certainly maturing as a band through-out their decade long existence.

In 1999 Flying Nun Records honored their back catalog with a tastefully compiled compilation Songs From The Departure Lounge.


  • Leslie Jonkers (Piano / Vocals)
  • Peter Keen (Lead Vocals)
  • Craig Mason (Drums)
  • Jane Dodd (Bass / Vocals)
  • Ronald Young (Synths)
  • Graeme Humphreys (Piano / Organ)




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