Mareea Paterson Profile

aka Mareea Vegas
Mark Roach
23 Jul 2019

There are various ways that you can measure musical success. Taking phone calls from one of the world’s best guitarists, Slash, would be up there. How does someone who started out playing drums in west Auckland become an in-demand bass player for America’s rock royalty? Mareea Paterson is one of our most travelled players, with a phone directory that reads like a who’s who of greats.

It’s not always inevitable that children follow in their parents’ footsteps, but in Mareea’s case it was. They were hot footsteps to follow in, too. Paterson’s father is Kim Paterson, one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent jazz musicians. Mareea’s forays into music started at a very early age, picking up drums from the age of two before moving onto classical music (violin, flute and piano) at seven. Kim was a member of BLERTA and Mareea was drafted in to play flute. It would be fairly safe to say that no other musician in this country got their first taste of touring with Bruno Lawrence when they were 12 years old.

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Mareea Paterson onstage with End of Fashion at Rock It Music Festival, Western Australia, 23 November 2003.
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Mareea Paterson with Dave Dobbyn, Mark Vanilau, Ross Burge, Waiheke Island.
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Backstage at the Aotea Centre 2007 for a show with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: Mark Vanilau, Ross Burge, Dave Dobbyn, Mareea Paterson.
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Mareea Paterson on bass in Veruca Salt - Seether (Metro Chicago, VS US tour 2005, supported by Juliette Lewis and the Licks.)
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Mareea Paterson, Madeleine Sami, Anika Moa at opening night for the Feedback stage show by Toa Fraser and Tim Finn at Centrestage Theatre, Palmerston North, 2002.
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Delta, The Baddest EP.
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Mareea Paterson, Jordan Luck video shoot. Drummer Jay Foulkes is in the background.
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Mareea Paterson onstage with Tim Finn and the Dirty Creatures.
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Mareea Paterson, soundcheck with Veruca Salt, USA.
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Marie Azcona, Mareea Paterson, Matt Eccles and Liam Finn backstage at St James Theatre, Auckland, 2001.
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Mareea Paterson photographed in 1999 at Hamilton student radio station with Delta's Simon Sampson.
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Mareea Paterson recording with Parka and engineer Allan Clarke at Marmalade studios, Wellington, 1998.
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Mareea Paterson performing with Veruca Salt. Big Easy Concert House, Boise Idaho, November 13 2005.
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Mareea Paterson on a New Zealand tour with Delta supporting ZZ Top. From left: Andrew Buckton, Billy Gibbons, Mareea Paterson and Delta manager Jason Lonsdale.
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Mareea Paterson in the US with members of Steriogram (Tim Youngson on left, Tyson Kennedy second from right) and Dave Gibson and Justyn Pilbrow of Elemeno P.
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Jordan Luck - Here They Come, There They Go (2007)
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Mareea Paterson in a Friends From Sweden video clip for So Beautiful (2006), directed by Wade Shotter.
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Group photo after filming the video for Amber Claire's 2003 single 'At 17'. From left: Mareea Paterson, Sean Sturm, Amber Claire, Wayne Bell, Godfrey de Grut.
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Mareea Paterson on the Veruca Salt tour bus.
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Veruca Salt onstage in Atlanta Georgia, from left: Stephen Fitzpatrick, Louise Post, Mareea Paterson.
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Mareea Paterso rehearsing at the Wormhole, Wellington, 1997.
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Mareea Paterson on tour in the USA with Veruca Salt, 2005.
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Delta, clockwise from top left: Simon Sampson, Mark Pollard, Mareea Paterson, Andrew Buckton.
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Mareea Paterson onstage with Jordan Luck, Aotea Square, Auckland, 2006.
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Mareea Paterson with Veruca Salt, post show at West Hollywood's Key Club, 2005.
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Mareea Paterson playing with Delta, on tour with The Feelers, 2000.
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Tim Finn, Brett Adams, Mareea Paterson, Simen Aanerud backstage before performing at The Album Chart Show, London 2006.
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Backstage with Ross Burge, Mareea Paterson, Mark Vanilau, and Dave Dobbyn at Regents Park, London for NZ/Australia Day show with Dave Dobbyn, Hayley Westenra and Paul Kelly, 2006.
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Veruca Salt, LA Key Club West Hollywood, 18 Nov 2005. From left: Stephen Fitzpatrick, Louise Post, Toby Lang and Mareea Paterson.
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Backstage with Veruca Salt. From left: Louise Post, Mareea Paterson, Toby Lang, Stephen Fitzpatrick. 31 Oct 2005, Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA.
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Mareea Paterson's performer pass, Delta supporting ZZ Top, New Zealand tour.
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Mareea Paterson in Veruca Salt, post show at West Hollywood's Key Club, 2005.
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Mareea Paterson onstage with Veruca Salt at Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, 2003.
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Mareea Paterson's performer pass, Tim Finn NZ tour 2001.
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Mareea with Veruca Salt at the Canal Room NYC, Nov 2 2005.
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Mareea Paterson in Tim Finn's The Dirty Creatures with Ross Burge, Iain Greenstreet, Neil Watson, 2001.
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Mareea Paterson en route to Europe for a Dave Dobbyn tour, July 2006. Stage technician Gavin Downie is at right.
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Mareea’s lipgloss with Veruca Salt.
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Onstage with Dave Dobbyn at Regents Park, London, 2006.
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Mareea Paterson in front of a green screen during filming for a video from Gramsci's album Like Stray Voltage (2001), director Ed Davis.
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Anika Moa and Mareea Paterson.
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Mareea Paterson with Tim Finn at The Basement, Sydney Oct 23 2006.
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Mareea Paterson recording with Parka at the Wormhole, Wellington, 1997.
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Tim Finn with Mareea Paterson on bass, Howick Club, Auckland, 22 August 2002.
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Mareea Paterson on the Veruca Salt tour bus.
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Mareea Paterson in Denmark St, London, on her way to recording a live Tim Finn set at the Gibson Factory.
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Tim Finn - Shark Attack (Space TV NZ 2001) with Mareea Paterson on bass
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Mareea Paterson on tour in New York City, 2005.
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Mareea Paterson during the filming of the video clip for Delta's The Baddest. Simon Sampson and Andrew Buckton are at left; Mark Pollard is left of frame.
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Veruca Salt in Los Angeles: Mareea Paterson, Stephen Fitzpatrick, Louise Post, Toby Lang.
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Parka press shot, 1999. Mareea Paterson in Parka with Andrew Moen (Banshee Reel) Davey Fitzsimmons.
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Mareea Paterson's Veruca Salt performer passes.
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Matt Eccles, Simen Aanerud, Mareea Paterson and Brett Adams taking a break from the Tim Finn tour bus, France, 2007.
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Mareea Paterson onstage with Veruca Salt at The Metro, Sydney 2003.
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Mareea Paterson, Friends From Sweden video shoot for Made of Love.
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Mareea Paterson in Veruca Salt's green room, The Metro, Chicago, 2005. With Louise Post, Toby Lang, Stephen Fitzpatrick.
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Neil Finn and Mareea Paterson backstage in Queenstown, 2000.
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Stephen Fitzpatrick and Mareea Paterson signing for Veruca Salt fans at the Splendour in the Grass signing tent, 2003.
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Jordan Luck (second from left) with Mareea Paterson, Jay Foulkes, Mark Bell, Queenstown.
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Mareea Paterson with Nick Buckton and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons at Auckland Airport, after a ZZ Top show supported by Delta at Mt Smart Supertop, 28 April 2000.
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Mareea with Tim Finn, playing the Sunrise/The Morning show, Sydney, 2007.
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Mareea with longtime Veruca Salt fan Lonny Collier, outside their tour bus at the Metro, Chicago.
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Mareea Paterson on bass in Veruca Salt - Officially Dead (Denton, Texas, 2005)
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Mareea Paterson with BB King's bus driver in Phoenix, California.
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Justin Burford and Mareea Paterson performing at End of Fashion’s premiere show, Corner Hotel, Melbourne, 2002.
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1994 Tadpole lineup: Taisia Huckle, Mareea Paterson, Andre Smith, Cath Deany, Greg Baker.
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Mareea Paterson onstage with Tim Finn.
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Tim Finn - Say it is So (tour footage, 2003)
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Veruca Salt backstage, Metro Chicago Nov 6 2005. From left: Stephen Fitzpatrick, Toby Lang, Louise Post, Mareea Paterson.
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Mareea Paterson recording tracks at Kog Studios, Kingsland for the Friends From Sweden song ‘So Beautiful’.
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Mareea Paterson's Veruca Salt USA tour itinerary, 2005.
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Mareea Paterson playing for Tim Finn - Couldn’t be Done (The Album Chart Show London 2006)
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Mareea Paterson on bass in Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls (Canal Room, NYC 2005)
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Delta photographed for Pulp magazine in 1999. From left: Mark Pollard, Mareea Paterson, Simon Sampson, Andrew Buckton.
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Mareea with Neil Watson, Ross Burge and Australian stage manager Dugald McAndrew, Tasmania 2001.
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Mareea Paterson, Launceston, Tasmania 2001, touring with Tim Finn.
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Backstage in Europe with Tim Finn Band, 2007. Matt Eccles, Simen Aanerud, Mareea Paterson, Brett Adams.
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Tim Finn - I See Red (2002 Farmhand Drought Relief Concert) - Mareea Paterson on bass.
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Veruca Salt T-shirt Illustration, 2003.
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Friends From Sweden - Made of Love
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Mareea Paterson's tour itinerary from the Tim Finn October 2001 NZ tour.
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Veruca Salt in Dallas Texas: Stephen Fitzpatrick, Louise Post, first driver for 2005 tour (BB King's long time tour bus driver), Mareea Paterson and Toby Lang.
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Mareea Paterson with Greg Johnson, Muscle Beach, LA, USA.
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Mareea and Juliette Lewis, backstage at the Metro Chicago, Nov 6 2005.
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Mareea Paterson and Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins) recording, Auckland, April 2019.
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Mareea Paterson while in Veruca Salt.
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Mareea Paterson recording Tim Finn’s Feeding The Gods with producer Jay Joyce, Helen Young Studios, Auckland, 2000.
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Louise Post and Mareea Paterson, Veruca Salt, San Diego 2005.
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Delta, from left: Simon Sampson, Andrew Buckton, Mark Pollard, Mareea Paterson.
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Delta magazine advertisement.
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Mareea Paterson with (from left) Paul Crowther, Nick Buckton and Eddie Rayner.
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Making of Friends From Sweden's So Beautiful video (2006), directed by Wade Shotter.
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Mareea Paterson with Sam Neill after a Tim Finn show, Queenstown 2001.
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Delta - The Baddest (1999)
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Friends From Sweden - So Beautiful (2006)
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Delta backstage at Westpac Stadium, Wellington while touring New Zealand with ZZ Top, 1999. From left: Mark Pollard, Andrew Buckton, Mareea Paterson, Simon Sampson.
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Mareea Paterson with multi-award winning Australian producer Magoo, recording End of Fashion EP in Melbourne, 2002.
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Mareea Paterson in Taupo with Lee Jones, Brooke Fraser, Bruce Conlon, Ben King, Kirsten Morrell, Hamish Jackson.
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Delta with Mareea Paterson on bass, garden bar of the Kings Arms, Auckland. The venue's shipping containers were a unique solution to noise complaints.
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Mareea Paterson and Louise Post on the Veruca Salt tour bus, 2005.
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Tim Finn tour, 2001: Neil Watson, Iain Greenstreet, Mareea Paterson, Ross Burge, Tim Finn.
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Mareea Paterson onstage with Veruca Salt, Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 21 October 2005.
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Tim Finn - Couldn't Be Done (Live Acoustic) - Mareea Paterson on bass
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Mareea Paterson and Tim Finn during the recording of his album Feeding the Gods at Helen Young Studios, Auckland, 2000.
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Backstage in Europe with Tim Finn Band 2007: Matt Eccles, Tim Finn, Mareea Paterson, Simen Aanerud, Brett Adams.
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Mareea Paterson onstage with Veruca Salt at Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, 2003.
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Mareea Paterson with Veruca Salt at NYC’s Canal Room, November 1 2005.
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Mareea Paterson relaxing at the Hollywood Hotel during Veruca Salt's pre-tour rehearsals, with Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Madla and Tony Parks.
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Mareea Paterson taking music lessons, aged four.
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Mareea Paterson in a Friends From Sweden press photo.
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On tour with Jordan Luck, 2004. From left: Mark Bell, Jay Foulkes, Bryan Bell, Jordan Luck, Mareea Paterson.
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Mareea Paterson with Greg Johnson, Venice Beach, California USA.
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Tadpole article by Jennifer Scott, 1994.
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Veruca Salt - Toby Lang, Louise Post, Stephen Fitzpatrick ,Mareea Paterson on tour in San Diego.
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Mareea Paterson with Veruca Salt, 16 July 2003, The Prince of Wales, Melbourne.
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Steve Tofa, Matt Dwyer, Mareea Paterson, Madeleine Sami, and Iain Greenstreet rehearsing for the Feedback stage show by Toa Fraser and Tim Finn, 2002.
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Louise Post and Mareea Paterson in Veruca Salt, Fort Lauderdale, 21 October 2005.
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Backstage caravan with Dave Dobbyn at Regents Park, London, NZ Day 2006.
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Mareea Paterson onstage with Tim Finn, Australian Winery Tour 2002.
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Mareea Paterson with Dave Dobbyn, Regents Park London, 2007
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Mareea Paterson, Friends From Sweden video shoot for Made of Love.
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Mareea Paterson and Julia Deans recording with Allan Clarke at Marmalade Studios, Wellington, 1997.
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Mareea Paterson, Veruca Salt tour bus, USA
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