• I once had a talk with Amos Garrett (no fooling)

    I once had a talk with Amos Garrett (no fooling)

    In 1991 I was in Vancouver BC because my wife Carole had designed a quilt for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Victoria Vancouver Is. in 1994. (The games were held in Auckland in 1990). I asked my friends that we were staying with if there was any live music we could go to, … Read more

  • The night I played with Joe Walsh (no shit)

    The night I played with Joe Walsh (no shit)

    I was playing in the Corner Bar of the Gluepot in Ponsonby in 1990 with JT and the Bluebenders with Brett Neilsen, Graeme Webb and John Key. That night we were doing a set backing Andy Anderson. It was the time when JW was in NZ working with Herbs on the Homegrown album.  Gordon Joll (their … Read more

  • JT+Agnostics play Kiwicana blues

    JT+Agnostics play Kiwicana blues

    I’ve been scratching my head about what to call the style of music that JT+Agnostics play. Yeah… it’s blues, sort of, I mean we do play some 12 bar blues which most think is the blues, but we love playing non blues ballads as well, and Holly does a great version of Guilty (Randy Newman). … Read more

  • I was a punk!

    I was a punk!

    In 1976 I found myself in London looking for a band to join. Back then the music magazine, Melody Maker ads were THE place to get gigs. What I didn’t know then is that I was witnessing a massive change in music triggered by the emergence of punk rock. One day I spotted a interesting … Read more