Peter Jefferies Profile

Andrew Schmidt
17 Apr 2014

“I haven’t been to Auckland for ages ... I haven’t played in Auckland for ages. I’ve been up here for holidays, so I’m going to do a few I haven’t done for a while,” says Peter Jefferies, freshly sat at his electric piano.

It’s July 28, 1994, and the Taranaki musician has gathered an attentive crowd for his support slot before Dimmer (for whom he also drums) in an  Auckland University café. Entire Jefferies live projects have bypassed the Queen City since he left for Dunedin in the wake of This Kind of Punishment’s well received performances at multi-media event The Nitpicker’s Picnic. But his recorded music is no less listened to for that.

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This Kind Of Punishment, Beard Of Bees sessions, Stratford 1984
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The first US tour, with Alastair Galbraith, San Francisco, 1993
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Peter Jefferies and Robbie Muir, Port Chalmers, 1989.
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Ross Cunningham interviews Peter Jefferies, 2016
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Difficult Days, live in 1989/90. Bob Sutton collection
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Alastair Galbraith & Peter Jefferies at fast Forward, Doornroosje 1994
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Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
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Peter Jefferies
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Peter Jefferies' second European tour, 1995
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Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies - Randolph's Going Home
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Plagal Grind 1989. L to R: David Mitchell, Robbie Muir, Peter Jefferies and Alastair Galbraith
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Record shopping at Pier Platters, New Jersey, USA. L to R: Sandra Bell, Alastair Galbraith, Peter Jefferies, Jeff Economy, 1993.
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Bruce Russell and Peter Jefferies at Fish Street Studios
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Plagal Grind
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Peter Jefferies live performance at The Kings Arms, Auckland, July 2014, his first solo show in 12 years.
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The 2nd US tour. Chicago 1994. L to R: Jean Smith, Paul Cahill, Bill Meyer and Peter Jefferies.
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Peter Jefferies with Nocturnal Projections, New Plymouth 1981
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Swerve sessions, Fish St. Studio, Dunedin, 1992
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The 2nd US tour, with Mecca Normal and Trash, 1994
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Peter Jefferies at the Fast Forward festival, Holland, 1994
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Peter Jefferies aged 14
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Peter Jefferies in Texas, 1997, with the tour mascots
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Peter Jefferies at New Plymouth's Vinyl Countdown store with Ima Hitt Records' Brian Wafer. Record Store Day, April 2012.
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Nocturnal Projections, Auckland 1982
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Electricity - at The Kings Arms, Auckland supporting Amanda Palmer, 6 September 2013
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Peter Jefferies at Hail Dunedin, a KTV Special, 1992
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Peter Jefferies at fast Forward, Doornroosje 1994
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Peter Jefferies
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Peter Jefferies at the Kings Arms, 2013
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This Kind Of Punishment at The Galaxy, Mt. Eden, Auckland 1985
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Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
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Xpressway people. L to R: Bruce Russell, Peter Jefferies, Peter Gutteridge, and Alastair Galbraith outside Peter's house, Opoho, early 1989
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Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
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Flying Nun


Xpressway


Emperor Jones


Ajax Records


Death Valley Records

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