Collision Profile

Murray Cammick
Published: 28 Apr 2013
Updated: 24 Aug 2018

A funky Wellington band that played with Dalvanius and the Fascinations in the late 1970s and recorded an album in Sydney, Collision’s self-titled 1978 album has become an internationally sought after rare groove classic.

The core of Collision, brothers Ali Morgan (guitar) and Hira Morgan (sax, percussion) and cousins Colin Henry (drums) and Charley Hikuroa (bass), came from Tokoroa. They initially got started in 1969 as heavy funk band Shriek Machine, but that incarnation split early in 1973. 

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Collison in Wellington, 1975
Photo credit: Murray Cammick
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Collision with Dalvanius and the Fascinations
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
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Tokoroa band Shriek Machine, who would later form the core of Collison
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Collison and Dalvanius with The Commodores in Sydney in the mid-1970s
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
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Collision with Dalvanius, Auckland
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
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Members:

Charley Hikuroa - vocals, bass

Colin Henry - vocals, drums

Ali Morgan - vocals, guitar

Harry Morgan - saxophone, vocals

Mike Booth - vocals, trumpet

Phil Whitcher - keyboards

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