2 May 2020

The Mixtape: Wayne Bell

From RNZ Music, 4:00 pm on 2 May 2020

Wayne Bell is a long-standing part of the NZ music scene, as both a drummer and producer. For the RNZ Music Mixtape Wayne discusses his life and five of his favourite songs with Trevor Reekie.

Wayne Bell performing with The Bads

Wayne Bell performing with The Bads Photo: Michael Flynn

Wayne Bell is one of the most genuine and good humoured one can have the opportunity to work with. As a musician he’s knowledgeable, versatile and instinctively on the beat. As a producer he applies superb people skills to get a true result for all involved. As a band mate he’s pleasure to be around. He's worked with Dave Dobbyn, Shona Laing, The Bads, These Wilding Ways, Greg Johnson and plenty more.

Wayne Bell looks over his musical career of taste and tempos gleaned from decades of experience playing with a veritable who’s who of artists from all walks of life.

Wayne's selections are:

The Animals - 'Bright Lights, Big City'
Steely Dan - 'Fire in the Hole'
Thelonious Monk - 'Epistrophy'
Go Betweens - 'Streets of Your Town'
Rickie Lee Jones - 'Last Chance Texaco'