Salient. Victoria University Students Newspaper. Vol. 38, No. 2. March 11, 1975
I'm told that Redeye were the stars at the Mardi Gras held recently. It figures: for a long time they were resident at a private club in Wellington, a kind of RSA for musicians each' member the veteran of many bands. And they're Nice Guys. I remember Dennis turning me on to Chicago when that band had integrity and an audience in their twenties. I was only sixteen at the time.
And earlier than that: the Sunday afternoons in the Oracle, and John O'Connor always had a smile for the 14-year old rock enthusiasts. Since that time, of course, while millions died or ran mad, the music never faltered: outlasting the Supernatural Blues Band, Tom Thumb, Spice of Life. Dizzy Limits, Timberjack, Arkastra, Olibet, and through various Quincy lineups to a consumation in Redeye: really the only Wellington soul band.(I'd love to see Saxonhair and Redeye sharing the bill).
And the Country Fliers are performing too: another quality lineup, and including Jim Laurie from the famous pointed-elbows school of drumming, ex-Highway and Rongotai College. And Martin Hope from the Formyula, and Midge Marsden and......
Shona Laing, with Steve Voss; her farewell appearance before doing the old Katherine Mansfield. (With Alison Durbin and Suzanne gone and forgotton, it's down to Erina Clark and Angela Avers. Jesus....) Plus Pegasus, a soft rock band: special concert PA by Abbey Rowe and tights by Soundsincredible.