The Terrorways Profile

aka Rooter
Andrew Schmidt
29 May 2013

One of the leaders of the second wave of Auckland punk which exploded in 1978, The Terrorways were Chris Orange (bass), Pete Mesmer (guitar), Kerry Buchanan then Gary Hunt (drums), John ‘No-one’ Hunter (vocals) and Dean Martelli (guitar).

The band grew out of Rooter, a fledgling punk act, formed at the end of 1977, who played the inner-city punk club Zwines. They were captured fleetingly on Eye Witness’s 1978 punk documentary, although, they were never solely punks.

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The Globe Hotel, late 1978
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Zwines 1978
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1979: Dean Martelli, John No-one, Gary Hunt, Peter Hoffman, Chris Orange
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1980 reunion, XS Café
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Rooter, with Toy Love at Zwines, January 1979
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Outside Zwines, 1978: Peter Hoffman, Dean Martelli, Kerry Buchanan, John No-one, Chris Orange
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John No-One and Chris Orange, Windsor Castle Hotel
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John No-one at XS Café, with Bevan Sweeney, later of Children's Hour, Headless Chickens and NRA, standing next to him
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John No-One at the Windsor Castle, 1979
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Short Haired Rock'n'Roll
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Never Been To Borstal (live at the 2008 reunion)
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The Globe Hotel
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Sheerlux and The Terrorways at a State Dance, State Theatre, Symonds Street, Auckland, April 1979
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Members:

Kerry Buchanan - drums

Peter Hoffman - guitar

Gary Hunt - drums

John No-one - vocals

Dean Martelli - guitar

Chris Orange - bass

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Trivia:

Kerry Buchanan wrote the liner notes to the 1993 Propeller/Flying Nun reissue of AK79. He was also a Real Groove magazine hip-hop columnist for many years.

Dean Martelli was later in Rebel Truce whose track The Man Inside appeared on the Class of 81 compilation.

Chris Orange joined The Features in 1980, later moving to Japan for some years before returning to New Zealand.

Gary Hunt worked as a roadie for Spandau Ballet in the UK. He is now a metal furniture designer.