Shaft Profile

Andrew Schmidt
20 Jun 2013

Robert Cardy took a break from his art school capping revue past with The Axemen, and with his new band Shaft, released 'Downhill Racer’, a Beatles-ish nod to trolley races of yore from the Bob Frisbee-produced Pooty EP.

Shaft formed in 1992 when Cardy encountered guitarist John Segovia (AKA Rent Hamilton) in a gas station. Cardy was already working with fellow Axemen member Stu Kawowski (AKA Stuart Page, drums) and the band soon added Danny Mañetto on bass. 

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Shaft at Temple Cafe & Bar, Queen Street, Auckland, 1990s.
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Shaft at Golden Dawn, 2013
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Downhill Racer (1996) Directed by Stuart Page
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Alive Alive - live
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I Just Wanna Have Your Baby
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Bob Cardy, 2013
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Lil' Chief Records


Zerophonic

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Members:

Robert Cardy - vocals, guitar

Glen Casey - keyboards

Sam Kett - bass, vocals

Stuart Kett - drums

Ben Maitland - guitar

Danny Mañetto - cello

Rich Mixture - drums, keyboards

Stuart Page - drums

Mark Petersen - guitar

Tony Rush - guitar

Brad Walkington - guitar

John Segovia - guitar

Matt Brown - guitar

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Trivia:

The Nudie Suits song Little Too Loose There is written about Bob Cardy.

During his years in The Axemen Bob Cardy went by the name Bob Brannigan.

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