David Long Profile

Ryan Smith
27 Oct 2020

Musician, composer and music producer David Long has carved out a successful career as a highly creative collaborator, adding his unique musical colours to whatever project he works on.

From his early years in experimental band Six Volts, to guitarist for The Mutton Birds and doing music design and soundtracks for film and television, Long’s belief that art music and pop music can, and should, intertwine is a theme that recurs throughout his career.

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Anthony Donaldson, Janet Roddick, Neill Duncan, David Long, David Donaldson, Coromandel tour, 1980s.
Photo credit: David Long collection
David Long and his friend Matt.
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Six Volts, 1989. From left: David Long, Janet Roddick, Neill Duncan, Anthony Donaldson, David Donaldson, Steve Roche.
David Long, Natalia Mann, and Richard Nunns, who worked together on a CD, Utterance (Rattle, 2017). 
The Mutton Birds, 2012.
Photo credit: David Long Collection
David Long at Happy, Wellington.
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David Long, The Mutton Birds.
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David Long with his father Dan at Karekare, 1976.
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The Mutton Birds, 2010. From left: David Long, Don McGlashan, Alan Gregg, Ross Burge. 
Photo credit: Jocelyn Carlin
Teeth, clockwise from top left: Anthony Donaldson, Tom Callwood, David Long, Luka Buda.
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David Long at left, in the cast of Threepenny Opera.
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David Long with Hamish McKeich and Stroma Filmworks.
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David Long, Rabbitlock, Botanic Gardens, Wellington, 1980s. 
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David Long at 21.
David Long at Wellington's Botanic Gardens, 1980s. 
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David Long performing in the Mutton Birds, 2020.
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The Mutton Birds - Ross Burge, David Long, Don McGlashan, Alan Gregg
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David Long with Hamish McKeich and Stroma Filmworks.
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David Long, aged about four or five.
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David Long in the Mutton Birds, 2020.
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David Long.
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David Long and David Donaldson, Coromandel tour, 1980s.
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David Long.
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Ross Burge, Don McGlashan, Alan Gregg, David Long
David Long with frequent collaborators Plan 9.
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Labels:

Braille


Rattle Records


Slowboat Records


Virgin