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Hit the North!

Let this be a proclamation! 

Let the north hear, prepare the interislander, warm up the fish pies in wairoa, let foxton fizz, we will be passing through, running in, trying to get the harmonic balancers balanced. 

We will come as…

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Barlands Calling

Phew…long time no nothing friends, I mean not in the great epic turn of the wheel, if we look at it like that then it’s less than a grain of sand through the hourglass, and maybe as important! But the…

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Barlandssss

I think we’ve only done #1 post about it and already the first and last Barlands shows are almost sold out and the others are up there too, I’d like to think it was the reach of social media and…

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The Country Singer

I made this poem up about John Grenell and put it in my little book sometime ago, I think of him and country singers everywhere and country drummers too; one of the best of which we also lost this week. 

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Barlands

Like an old dog with one good trick, The Eastern is, and have always been, a band built to play. In whatever combination we've shown up in over their 15-year history, we've tried to stand our ground for all comers…

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Nail Free!

I've grazed Matamata before, played around it, sensing it through the shadows of the Kaimais , turning left at Hamilton or turning right at Hamilton depending on the reliability of my internal compass, circling like a vulture with acoustic guitars…

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Chulainn's Dogs

A lot of bands hate playing, it seems. A lot of bands do not want to do anything other than the one very specific narrow band of art they believe defines them and allows them to communicate, even though that…

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Travdel Safe!

`I rolled all the way back down the island got all the way to kohu kohu for a lil’ dream show at the sound lounge and all the way down back to c-city, got to thinking about all these years…

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Old Nick Mundy

Did I tell you about my old brother Nick Mundy? Last time I was coming to Whangarei? 

If I did then here we go again, if I didn’t then we’re sweet as… 

Anyway Nick Mundy showed up in my 3rd…

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Hummingbirds

Friends! I'm burning round the nth island setting fire to coffee shops and junk shops and book shops wherever they land singing and telling stories late into the night! found a sweet old 70's japanese Hummingbird copy in Waipu Cove…

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The Breeze

I did an interview with the breeze in Tauranga and they were really nice to me to help drum up some audience for the show tomorrow! 

They asked if I had any special memories of Tauranga, and I paused and…

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Viva Small Halls Sessions!

started the small halls tour humble as, trying to help, trying to not get in the way, get soundcheck out of the way in ten minutes, fix the toilets, do the rubbish etc but three shows in they'd started…

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