Same Planet Different Orbit: A PLUTO Interview

First appeared at: There’s a famous line from that great Ackroyd/Balushi movie The Blues Bothers: “We’re getting the band back together!” That’s exactly what’s happened to Auckland based alt-pop crew PLUTO (Pipe Lines Under The Ocean)  who, after a 10 year break, have managed to almost seamlessly remerge back onto

Three Penny Opera – Wgtn Repertory Theatre (June 2019)

From his lofty position in the lighting box Tim Gruar took a few sneaky snaps of this year’s production.  He’s collected together the choicest cuts and created two albums that capture talent and magic of this show.  Photos – Part 1 & Part 2 Feel free to email him at

Review: Bailey Wiley – Bailey Wiley EP

First appeared: If the name is slightly familiar then it’s possible you’ve been to a Fly My Pretties show recently. That’s when this young, vibrant soul singer’s talent bubbled up towards the mainstream. But she’s been around for a while. A ‘Naki’ girl, originally, Wiley grew up with the

Stuff Of Inspiration: An Eyreton Hall Interview

Originally appeared: Auckland-based duo Eyreton Hall’s upcoming album Spaces, will has just been released this month.  And it’s a collection of music that dives deeply into parenthood, pathos and philosophy. At it’s core, the jazz-folk team is comprised of husband and wife team Toni Randle and Andrew Keegan. Their 2014


Here’s a range of recent gig photos I’ve taken at WOMAD, San Fran (Wellington), Slow Boat Records, and other venues in the Capital.