Hello friends. Long time no write. I love this simple direct old school blog way and we are also linking instagram so it’s soon gonna be possible to add videos and stills to this blog (more easily) including your input . Follow along on IG The new album which took two months to record and mix down in Lyttelton and Diamond harbour is now physically in stock and we just pushed the button on the 12 inch record release…. My … Continue reading Happy Isles album Released today
Happy Days – the new album is nearly ready. Literally at the pressing plant where the new vinyl is being made fresh at Holiday Records in Auckland.
Credits: Captured/ Produced by Jan Bille in Diamond Harbour (Christchurch) August 2019. Post production and mastering by Ian McAllister at Audio Centric Christchurch. September-October 2019. No overdubs.
Cover art by Justin Summerton. Design by Panaita.com
Many thanks to first edition sponsors: Holiday Records, Simon Raby, Chris Rankin, John Appleby, Dorothy Brown, Paul Hurley.
There are 8 songs. On side 1. Happy Isles, Colour of Your Skin and Alba.
On Side 2: Ting Tong, Hamilton Dome, Whero, Green Man and Diamond Friday is the full track listing.
Stay tuned for release timetable for the music and the vinyl. If you are already on the mail list we will know more about release timetable soon. We are thinking it should be ready in the first or second week of Feb but hoping it is sooner.
We are also talking with some record stores which specialise in vinyl and where you can go to see and hear the physical album. The full price is $40 but fine tuning all the logistics now.
So friends – it’s taken since the latter part of 1980s until 2019 for anyone to take the very brave step of setting up a pressing plant here and we have decided to get right behind the guys at HOLIDAY RECORDS and give them the business on my latest album entitled HAPPY ISLES. Here is the track listing for the vinyl album which is being pressed right now. Track 3 is a version of Albatross for 2019 Side 1 1) … Continue reading About Happy Isles – new Album
hi friends Luke here with a new project that needs your support encouragement and goodwill …finally after years of promising to deliver the fresh album at long last we are in sight of the release. We in fact have two albums – the first was recorded in Diamond Harbour by Jan Bille. The second is a live album recorded by Ian McAllister and Jan Bille. So we have a brand new studio release and a live concert release lined up … Continue reading New Album Needs Your Help
Last weekend in Lyttelton. Livestreams special thanks to Murray Kennedy, Jan Bille, Ian McAllister and all the people who came along last week. Live from Lyttelton Posted by Luke Hurley on Friday, August 30, 2019 Songs 1/ Mona Lisa 2/ Make Room 3/ River of Life 4/ The Sound More live from Lyttelton Posted by Luke Hurley on Friday, August 30, 2019 5/ Green Painted Fields (Based on poem by Caroline Armstrong) 6/ Duvalier (off Reha) 7/ Two … Continue reading Live from Lyttleton
Hi friends just letting you know that tonight we are playing in Diabolos Kerikeri with Richard Christie Spanish guitarist opening with a one hour set starting 7pm and finishing late! We had a great time last time so don’t miss it this time! If you are not within striking distance its possible we can stream some of it The concert in Lyttelton last Friday was recorded by Ian McAllister the plan is to release it along with two studio albums recorded in … Continue reading Kerikeri at Diablos Tonight
Hi friends just letting you know about my show at LAF Lyttelton A beautiful new theatre with a massive space crying out for half the universe to turn up. It’s easy to get to the Christchurch zones so…..be there or be square… it’s a great place to visit bright cones everywhere there are a few people coming to my show from far and wide and most will be from Christchurch For tickets look up LAF or contact us if you have trouble getting a … Continue reading LAF Lyttelton Gig