28 Dec 2013

Rough Justice Returns

From Access All Areas, 1:15 pm on 28 December 2013

Legendary New Zealand soul band Rough Justice are reuniting for their first shows in 34 years.

Rough Justice Murray Cammick
Rough Justice (1977) Left to right: Steve Jessup, Peter Kennedy, Rick Bryant, Simon Page, Nick Bollinger, Martin Highland. Photo by Murray Cammick.

From 1977 to 1979, Rough Justice was one of the hardest-working bands in New Zealand, despite never releasing any commercial recordings. Fronted by Rick Bryant, they toured tirelessly in a former railways bus. They played their last show together in January 1980 at the Brown Trout Festival in Dannevirke.

Rough Justice is getting back together for three summer performances. For Access All Areas Rick Bryant, Nick Bollinger and Tony Backhouse reminisce with Trevor Reekie about the musical travels and tribulations of Rough Justice.