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Grand Prix

Two Lane Blacktop

Raucous Wellington rock’n’roll in the retro-revival vein formed by Matt Harrop, Phil Smiley, Pip Brown (aka Ladyhawke), and Ben Fraser in 2001.

The group had a few self-released EPs and a 7″ single which saw some radio play in the UK, but the group broke up on the eve of what would have been their first US tour.


Wellington based garage surf-punk band headed up by Marty Squire (guitar/vocals) wit brothers Dave (drums) and Luke Benge (keyboards), and Jules Desmond (bass). Formed from the ashes of Letterbox Lambs.

Had one catchy single ‘We Ride Tonight’ released as a New Zealand On Air music video

Grand Prix

a low hum 2006 tour part one – shot by blink kind of a sphagetti-western flavoured band, with elements of indie, country, texicana (thanks to trumpet player viv treweek) and other elements thrown into a strange mix of guitar pop.… Read More »Grand Prix