Hank Marvin in Rehearsal

Hank Marvin toured New Zealand in 2015 with his amazing Gypsy Jazz group. One of the concerts was held in Wellington and attached is a photo of Hank during a rehearsal for that concert. The guitar Hank is using is made by Stefan Hahl of Germany and it has a very distinctive sound. A well […]

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Hank Marvin


Hank Marvin Amplifiers and some history There has already been heaps written and published about Hank Marvin. Based in Perth Western Australia for the last thirty odd years and a lifetime of smash hits we just thought our readers may be interested in some of the great articles published about Hank. The following snippet can […]

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Radio Hauraki Reunion 2016

The Tiri

December 2016 is the 50th Reunion of Radio Hauraki in New Zealand. I was lucky to be a small part of this amazing history in 1966. Four young New Zealanders, the eldest only 27 years old at the time took on the New Zealand Government and established a Pirate Radio Station in the Hauraki Gulf […]

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New Zealand Music


Neil Finn Jim Carter I had the greatest pleasure of meeting Jim Carter just weeks after Neil Finn made this terrific video at Jim’s home in Nelson New Zealand. There is no doubt Jim is a New Zealand Music Icon. At this particular time Radio and TV in New Zealand are for some reason against […]

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David Hasslehoff

David Hasselhoff

I just came across photo from the 80’s with The Hoff. This was a spoof shot taken in 1986, soon after The Hoff arrived in Auckland to record the album, “Lovin’ Feelings”. Bruce Lynch was the producer and David H was taken to Bruce’s home for pre-production session with a handful of musicians. David knew […]

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Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

Paul Nairn

Paul Nairn and the Phantom Quartet Alberto Santerelli, Frank Gibson and Phil Broadhurst. August 2nd Paul Nairn’s Phantom Quartet will be entertaining you with some serious straight ahead jazz that will hopefully find joyful, and exciting. The quartet will be playing the music of Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Charles Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Cedar […]

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When should I change guitar strings?

change guitar strings

Changing Guitar Strings. There are no set rules, since the answer depends on how often you play, how long you play, how hard you play, and perhaps most important, how your strings react to your body chemistry. Some players change their strings on a regular schedule whether they need to or not, just to be […]

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Leo Sayer and Lulu

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer and Lulu in Concert. On a miserable wet Sunday night in Auckland, on 26th June, 2016 at Civic Theatre in Auckland, I went along to see a couple of singers from a bygone era perform a clutch of old songs for a mostly middle-aged audience. One of the prime motivators for checking them […]

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Bruce Swedien Recording Tips

Bruce Swedien

A Bruce Swedien Article. This article was originally published online in 2006. It is an excellent piece for recording engineers and musicians. Bruce Swedien is a famous recording engineer, who worked with producer Quincy Jones on hundreds of tracks, including Michael Jackson, Sergio Mendez, Brothers Johnson etc. He also did “We Are The World”. He […]

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