Cassette Profile

Renee Jones
24 Sep 2021

Formed in 2000 and active for the best part of a decade, Cassette released two EPs and two albums crammed with top-notch songwriting, and had a dedicated fanbase in New Zealand and Australia.

Cassette’s arrival on the New Zealand rock scene in 2000 certainly marked a change of direction for its founders, Tom Watson and Craig Terris. The band’s bio described Cassette as having “a laid back acoustic sorta groove” – a very different sound from their respective origins.

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Craig Terris, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette, left to right: Tom Watson, Luke Buda, Andrew Bain, Craig Terris.
Cassette, from left to right: Luke Buda, Tom Watson, Andrew Bain, Craig Terris.
Tour poster for Cassette's The Jingle King album release, 2009.
Cassette: Tom Watson and Paul Trigg in the front seat, Craig Terris and Dave Fraser in the back.
Andrew Bain on bass, Cassette.
Cassette North Island tour poster, with Ned Collette and Bachelorette, February 2008.
Andrew Bain, Cassette.
Cassette poster, 2008. Whammy Bar, Auckland, with Heavy Jones and Mighty Mighty, Wellington, with Over the Atlantic.
Dave Fraser (guitar) and Craig Terris (drums, Cassette.
Craig Terris in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette - Nothing To Do (2000)
Cassette - Look At You (2008)
Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Cassette poster, the Pony Bar, Melbourne.
Cassette - Don't Let Anyone ... (2000)
Cassette's Roland VS-840 digital multi-track recorder.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette - The Jingle King (2009)
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Paul Trigg and Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Cassette poster, Las Vegas, K Rd Auckland, 2000. Support acts Xanadu and Dirt.
Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Cassette - The Cancer EP, 2008.
Craig Terris with Fur Patrol guitarist Steve Wells in the Fur Patrol van, Melbourne.
Dave Fraser in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Cassette and Lawrence Arabia poster, San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, 2009.
Craig Terris on drums, Cassette.
Luke Buda on keyboards with Cassette.
Cassette - Cut For Summer (2006)
Tom Watson in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Tom Watson, Cassette.

Tom Watson - vocals, guitar, keyboards

Craig Terris - drums, vocals

Dave Fraser - bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals

Paul Trigg - bass, vocals

Andrew Bain - bass, vocals

Luke Buda - keyboards, guitar, vocals


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