Field Punishment No.1 / Recording Sessions

In a furious day of recording, we gathered together an assortment of eight, fine Auckland string players to record music for Field Punishment No.1 - husband and friends among them. Andre Upston (Radio New Zealand) - who engineered the session - and I have been working together for a very long time (any musical locals … Continue reading Field Punishment No.1 / Recording Sessions

AHoriBuzz / Global Citizen Aotearoa

  I stepped out of the very different worlds of the First World War and The Almighty Johnsons on Wednesday to leap into Roundhead, give the marvellous Aaron Tokona a mighty embrace, and record some piano for the song that AHoriBuzz is contributing to the Global Citizen Aotearoa launch. The launch is on August the … Continue reading AHoriBuzz / Global Citizen Aotearoa

Field Punishment No.1 / Recording

"... it is the preface, by Wilfred Owen, to a volume of his poems which was to show, to England, and the intolerant world, the foolishness, unnaturalness, horror, inhumanity, and insupportability of war, and to expose, so that all could suffer and see, the heroic lies, the willingness of the old to sacrifice the young, indifference, … Continue reading Field Punishment No.1 / Recording

The Almighty Johnsons / Season 3 is imminent…

Mr Sean Donnelly and I are close to finishing the music for Episode 9 of the new series.  Only 4 more to go. Without an ounce of bias - the new series is a cracker. Here's the new promo photo.

Field Punishment No.1

I've just begun composing the music for a film about Archibald Baxter's experiences as a conscientious objector during the 1st World War - 'Field Punishment No.1' - directed by Peter Burger and produced by Lippy Pictures. It is an incredible story. Baxter's circumstances are grim, but his dignity, strength of character and conviction is utterly … Continue reading Field Punishment No.1

The Bellbirds / Nelson Marchfest

Thank you Nelson, for inviting us to play at Marchfest. We really did have a fantastic time. Not least because of the wine, the weather, the location, the atmosphere, the landscape, the festival and the food... and an extremely loquacious taxi driver who took us on a tiki tour and told us the value of … Continue reading The Bellbirds / Nelson Marchfest