Category Archives: New Zealand bands

A little jazz is a dangerous thing

A couple of days ago I came across an interesting web item that reproduced rules for dance band musicians in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. The rules were aimed at limiting infection by jazz.   I emailed the rules to Bob Barcham, Wellington’s … Continue reading

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Rumours of my demise exaggerated

After writing the previous post about some of my past musical adventures, I did a web search on my old band Aardvark. Quite a revelation it was. I learned a lot, including the startling news that I am no longer … Continue reading

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Reflections of a former muso

It’s almost 30 years since I retired from commercial piano playing and thinking about that today made me feel positively creaky. Strangely, even after all that time, I still see myself as a muso. I guess it all started with … Continue reading

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