1 Jun 2012

Hello Sailor - Live at The Powerstation

From RNZ Music, 11:55 pm on 1 June 2012
Hello Sailor

Hello Sailor Photo: RNZ/Supplied?

This concert features legendary bohemian-rockers Hello Sailor, a band who has been around in various guises since 1975 and who’ve possibly left drops of sweat on every concert stage in New Zealand.

Although formally splitting in 1980 after two albums, there have been numerous reunions and a further four albums released since. Among the group’s many and varied achievements, first album Hello Sailor released in 1977 became the first NZ-made record to be certified gold, and the band entered the APRA NZ Hall of Fame in 2011. The group’s last album Surrey Crescent Moon was released in 2012.

Founding member Dave McArtney sadly died in 2013, and further tragedy struck when Graham Brazier suffered a fatal heart attack in 2015.

Tonight though, we remember Hello Sailor and join the group performing in front of a heaving Powerstation in November 2011, at a concert with co-headliners Dragon to celebrate 36 years of musical activity.

The songs are: 'I'm A Texan', 'All Around This Town', 'Billy Bold', 'Looking For My Shades', 'Gutter Black', and 'Blue Lady'.

Produced and engineered by Andre Upston for Radio New Zealand National on 4 November 2011.

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