Matthew Bannister Profile

Andrew Johnstone
4 May 2016

Matthew Bannister arrived in Dunedin from Scotland with an itch to scratch. Born in 1962, his head was filled with dreams of The Beatles, The Kinks and Fairport Convention. He had a vague notion of making music like they had – big, bold albums defined by great playing and lofty musical experimentation. Songs drenched with harmony, sitting atop soaring melodies and choruses that hooked and just wouldn’t let go.

Fortunately for Bannister, he was in the right place at the right time. Musical change was about to sweep through Dunedin.

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Sneaky Feelings in the mid-1980s - Martin Durrant, Matthew Bannister, David Pine, John Kelcher
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The Changing Same: Matthew Bannister, Nick Johnston and Stan Jagger
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One Man Bannister's Birds & Bees, 2015
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Dribbling Darts Of Love's Florid Dabblers Voting, 1991
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Dribbling Darts Of Love's Shoot, 1990
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Positively George Street, Matthew Bannister's 1999 history of his time as a Flying Nun artist. The book caused some controversy at the time (and some solid support) in the music community. 
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Matthew Bannister - Life's A Mistake
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The Weather's Aroha Avenue, 2008
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Matthew Bannister outside Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington, during the 2007 Pop Conference
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The Changing Same - Baby Tonight
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Matthew Bannister and The Weather, 2000: Mike Beck, Paula Law, Alice Bulmer and Matthew Bannister
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One Man Bannister - Tomorrow Never Knows (Thirsty Dog, Auckland, Friday September 6, 2013)
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Matthew Bannister's longtime musical collaborator and partner Alice Bulmer
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Dribbling Darts Of Love's Present Perfect, 1993
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Dribbling Darts of Love - Hey Judith
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The Weather - That's the Main Thing
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One Man Bannister's debut album, Moth, 2007
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Dribbling Darts of Love: Matthew Bannister, Alan Gregg and Alice Bulmer
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Sneaky Feelings: David Pine, Kat Tyrie, Martin Durrant and Matthew Bannister, circa 1983
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One Man Bannister's Evolver, 2013
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Matthew Bannister
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The Changing Same - Nobody Knows (They Can't Be Sure)
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The Changing Same - In The Beginning
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