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


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