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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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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Plagal Grind 1989. L to R: David Mitchell, Robbie Muir, Peter Jefferies and Alastair Galbraith
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Peter Jefferies aged 14
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Alastair Galbraith & Peter Jefferies at fast Forward, Doornroosje 1994
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Peter Jefferies
Photo credit: Photo by Grant McDougall
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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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Plagal Grind
Photo credit: Photo by Bruce Russell
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Peter Jefferies at New Plymouth's Vinyl Countdown store with Ima Hitt Records' Brian Wafer. Record Store Day, April 2012.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Vinyl Countdown
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Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Kay
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Peter Jefferies' second European tour, 1995
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Peter Jefferies at Hail Dunedin, a KTV Special, 1992
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Peter Jefferies
Photo credit: Photo by Grant McDougall
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Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Kay
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Electricity - at The Kings Arms, Auckland supporting Amanda Palmer, 6 September 2013
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Peter Jefferies at fast Forward, Doornroosje 1994
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Peter Jefferies at the Fast Forward festival, Holland, 1994
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Bruce Russell and Peter Jefferies at Fish Street Studios
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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
Photo credit: Photo by Gerald O'Brien
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Swerve sessions, Fish St. Studio, Dunedin, 1992
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Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies - Randolph's Going Home
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The 2nd US tour, with Mecca Normal and Trash, 1994
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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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Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Kay
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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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This Kind Of Punishment, Beard Of Bees sessions, Stratford 1984
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Peter Jefferies with Nocturnal Projections, New Plymouth 1981
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Peter Jefferies in Texas, 1997, with the tour mascots
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Difficult Days, live in 1989/90. Bob Sutton collection
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The first US tour, with Alastair Galbraith, San Francisco, 1993
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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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Nocturnal Projections, Auckland 1982
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Flying Nun


Xpressway


Emperor Jones


Ajax Records


Death Valley Records

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