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Streams Come True

Streams Come True

Thanks for supporting – Live – my latest acoustic album and Happy Isles before it.

Both produced/mastered by Jan Bille and Ian MacAlister. Tony is putting everything online onto multiple streams. Help yourself but don’t forget to return to Bandcamp where the latest releases go and where it’s possible to contribute if the spirit moves you.

The single just released on Spotify is First Civilian about the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster. It’s a kinda parable of Genesis reversed where Adam tempts Eve (Kirsta) with the apple🍎 that turns into a fireball.

Nigel Gavin plays bass /keyboards/ lead guitar while Kath Tait sings backing vocals with Steve Garden drumming and producing at Progressive Studios. He went on to create Rattle Records with Tim Gummer. Nigel created The Gitbox Rebellion and has toured with the likes of Robert Fripp.

Neville Copland flew me up from Dunedin and paid for this wonderful production the likes of which is not possible in these digital times.

Check out also placement of High Risk and Best Of remastered on Spotify and various streams.

Look up Lockdown _ Tony Parker. It’s his first single release.

We are keen to hear from you if you want an opinion on your recordings. Tony loves to listen to albums with a view to tweaking them into streams.

Live album released

Live album released

Live album released. Greetings friends. Long time no word from me. I feel bad but at the same time there hasn’t been much from you either ha ha I tell a lie. There is encouraging support for the new album on Bandcamp.

It’s a live one (16 tracks) recorded at Lyttleton Arts Factory 2019. Ian Macallister used vintage Neumann valve mics and Terry Malloy had the best of sound systems and they both used their great skills to render a great result and it’s taken until now to make the release of it possible.

To the people who paid for cd copies up front my apologies for this huge wait but you are assured of delivery of a cd asap. Please get in touch if you would prefer a refund. Things move very slowly but that’s mainly due to a healthy level of quality control.

We strive to deliver the best quality we can on a micro budget and figure it’s worth waiting for. Three things
1. good
2. quick
3. cheap

Only two of the above are possible at one time. In this case because the budget was limited it took a long time to get a good result.

Did my part by playing a mix of my rep from when Adam was a cowboy to 2019. This has to be my best ever live recording. Listen for yourself and decide . Here is a track from it. You can listen to the whole album 3 times through if you like.

The concert was organised around the time Jan Bille produced Happy Isles (Co producer Ian Macallister). We recorded Happy Isles in Diamond Harbour.

At the time we posted some video from the concert over here

Incidentally the title name was inspired by a book of the same name. If you read the book you find some scathing criticism of the colonial legacy which we have inherited here. It’s kind of unnerving and unresolvable but we like to think we are not racist and so on blah blah blah.

Ha ha fact is humans are flawed and it doesn’t matter what race we are akin to …..all humans are intrinsically trouble magnets. There’s a song in it.

As always you can listen to all my music on bandcamp.

Tuatara Invercargill June 3rd

Southern Gigs – Gore & more

Playing Gore in Queens Birthday weekend Sat- June 5. With Jackie Bristow at Eastern Southland Gallery.

At Invercargill on Thursday June 3rd at Tuatara.

Blueskin Bay on May 29th.

Love to see you at one of those gigs if you are in Otago or Southland. More details to follow.

Sozo coffee gig

Sozo Coffee Gig – Auckland

Hello my friends. Here is an invite to anyone in striking distance of Aucks.
Long time since I did a gig here!

In these unnerving times it’s good to go where invited coz ya never know how long it’s gonna be before the next sloth at home event comes around and we are told to stay home by the phone.

Forget your troubles and listen to mine! come to my show if ya can and we can swap stories. Its so rare to be able to meet you in person as apposed to virtual like this.

I get back from down south and by some Miracle I get invited to play 🙂 At Sozo Coffee House – tickets $15. 1 Shetland St, Glen Eden, Auckland Saturday 17th April 4pm – 6pm. 

They are using an image of a fresher faced Hurley…but that’s OK…I actually was younger once but I prefer now

Call me if ya wanna catch up or if you have any questions 021 0259 2919

Best
Luke

Sozo coffee gig

blueskin

Hello Waitati / North Otago

Hi friends played Lyttleton yesterday … Slim pickings but big fun

This one is quite vital and imminent so please share with friends down Otago way

BLUESKIN GALLERY WAITATI 20th

Share the link on facebook if you have friends near there.

And coming up on Wednesday Tuatara Invercargill. The Tuatara gig is free but the hat is out to cover exp

Exp on the road are ridiculous as it happens so you know what to go…head to Bandcamp and buy my sounds

THE BIG INSIGHT AT THE MOMENT IS THIS OLD CHESTNUT

THERE IS ONLY A SMALL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LITTLE MONEY AND A LOT OF MONEY
BUT
THERE IS A HUUUUUUUUUUGE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NO MONEY AMD A LITTLE MONEY

Currently in a Westfield mall waiting for my bro. This place looks exactly like every other Westfield anywhere in Oz-troll-asia. It really challenges the emoticons.
YOU GOTTA BE ABLE TO SWITCH OFF YOUR SOUL.

Here are a couple of churches spotted on the drive. The first one is near Timaru.

near timaru

church 2 Sometimes a church gets sold and the new owners wonder what to do with it. Well. How about making it a church except this time don’t lock it up for 6 days of the week . This particular one is stunning. I wonder if it’s ever open.

Do you know anything about either of these?