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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


Sozo coffee gig


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


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



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.

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?

The New Mental

The New Mental

Looking back on the last trip is sobering. Decided this time to proceed with great caution and not lose anything.Still no news of the 1984 strat plus fender that went missing 160ks out of Christchurch out Arthur’s pass way.

We will get it back in due course…of course…its God’s Guitar after all. It’s been stolen twice and recovered in mysterious ways . It’s never been lost on an open highway before though. Just awaiting some info on its serial number and stuff….thats gonna be handy. Stevie star has that info as he once studied GG and is in the process of sourcing a 1984 model just like it.

The reason I lost it – apart from my own carelessness … is due to me not obeying the little voice in my head when there clearly was someone I was meant to lend it to and I didn’t.. shame on me
When I lose some item that’s very important to me I try at once to replace it with something as or almost as good. In this case it’s a Godin 12 string electric acoustic matched with a Mesa boogie amp. It won’t be the same as GG but it is an amazing combination. What’s really great is its bias toward electric with a beautiful tinge of acoustic.. and the amp is perfection. I am paying it off bit by bit. Chriso laid down a hefty deposit and it’s up to me to find the rest.

By the way if the last sentence seems like a hint then I have to admit it is. It would be great to get some gigs to pay it off…. so hire me now just call 021 0259 2919 or head to where you can find a lot of my sounds. The Jungle EP and the Happy Isles and more.

If you want to get all the music Bandcamp have a discount of 25% for the full bundle

It’s amazing how many times people tell me they like my sounds and I should be better known and they wish they could help.they can. Give us a gig! now!

It’s a political world is it not? Every time I feel like saying something about the little boogie bugster that’s bleeding the life out of our social world and which divides friends and families everywhere …I try to bite my tongue coz I know for sure it’s gonna go down like a turd in a punch bowl. You can’t say a thing without inviting a long discussion or have abuse hurled at you.
Happened to me last week. I raised my concerns and they were identified as conspiracies and I was sworn at and exiled from friends of 25 years standing.

Yes folks. If it’s not the politically obsessed narrative you need courage to voice it. Trouble is we are being asked to trust politicians. It’s a tough balancing act. Must be time to write the lockdown blues?

Feels like it’s near the close of closing time for the old world. What emerges is something vibrant to replace it. Welcome to the new mental.

Invite me to the hood brothers and sisters. Let’s catch up while we are still relatively free to do so. Some gigs

MAR 14 FRom 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lyttleton house concert

MAR 18
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Invercargill at Tuatara Lodge Cafe

MAR 20 From 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Blueskin Bay or Event link


Lost 80’s Strat – Please return

Hello friendly readers. Hope you are thriving.

Monday (14th Dec ) about 6am and about 160ks from Christchurch* as i drove away from this picnic spot in the direction of Christchurch i heard something slip and fall. * Possibly near the Lewis Pass.

Stopped the car had a look in the backseat assuming the sound was internal. The back hatch was open but it appeared nothing had fallen out and a heavy briefcase in the back seemed to be displaced and this seemed to account for the sound i had heard.

Everything seemed to be in order so i drove on to Diamond Harbour only to discover on arrival that the guitar i needed for the recording session was missing. Only then did it click.

It had fallen out the back way down the line hundreds of Ks away. And it was THE guitar that we affectionately call Gods guitar. Its an 80s fender strat plus. One of the first ever made according to Jeff Becks specs.

It has been lent to many people over the years and returned with many stories associated with its wonderful tone. It’s been stolen twice and recovered by the most amazing circumstances. It seems to just go where it will. So here is my special request to you. Please get the word out.

And below here is a photo of that guitar. If you find it please let me know. It would be great to get it returned. If you are in or near Christchurch it can be sent to audio-centric


Did you have a listen to The Jungle yet. Newest music recording over on Bandcamp

More info on The Jungle is here.

Thanks everyone. Would be great to get the strat back if at all possible.