Glen Moffatt Profile

aka Glen Moffatt & The Tallboys
John Dix
16 Jan 2015

Born 1971 in Hastings, later shifting to Napier, Glen Stephen Moffatt was raised with country music in the household. His truck-driving father Ken and mother Jenny were both avid fans of Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and Freddy Fender, and New Zealand stars John Hore Grenell and Ken Lemon.

Enthused with this music, Glen received his first guitar for Christmas in 1977. In 1981, coaxed with a $10 reward from his father, he made his stage debut at the Napier City Country Music Club, singing ‘Streets Of Laredo’.

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Glen Moffatt and the Tallboys - When She Drinks (live at the Stetson Club, Dairy Flat, Feb 2012)
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Chet O'Connell and Glen Moffatt at Rawson Hall, Norfolk Island, as part of the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival, May, 2015
Photo credit: Photo by Donna Gillett
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Glen Moffatt, 1996
Photo credit: Photo by Alan Fon
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Glen Moffatt, 1995
Photo credit: Photo by Alan Fon
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Kaponga Backgammon Club, 2004. Left to right, Ritchie Pickett, Bill Chambers, Glen Moffatt, Chet O’Connell.
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Chet O’Connell, Gordon Joll and Glen Moffatt at the Pitch In 4 Pickett fundraiser, King’s Arms, 2007
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Glen Moffatt, 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Jocelyn Carlin
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Glen Moffatt & The Tallboys, Stetson Club, Dairy Flat, 2012. Left to right, Chet O’Connell, Gordon Joll, Glen Moffatt.
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Neil Hannan and Glen Moffatt recording in Auckland, 2014
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Java Jive Café country nights, 1994. Left to right, Jono Lonie, Jeremy Dart, Glen Moffatt, Mike Abbott (obscured), Alastair Dougal, Red McKelvie.
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Glen Moffatt and the Tallboys - Keeping Your Head Above Water (live at the Cabana, Napier, 2012)
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Somewhere in New Zealand Tonight
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Glen Moffatt, TV Guide pin-up, 1996
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Jono Lonie and Glen Moffatt, Java Jive Café, Ponsonby, early 1990s
Photo credit: Photo by Billy Lawry
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Glen Moffatt, 2011
Photo credit: Photo by Kjirsten Hartwell
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Java Jive Café country nights, 1993. Left to right, Rob Galley, Jono Lonie (obscured), Paul Walker, Glen Moffatt, Jeremy Dart. 
Photo credit: Photo by Billy Lawry
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Glen Moffatt with the Smokin' Crawdads - It's All Over Now (Baby Blue)
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Glen Moffatt performing Dave Dobbyn's Language at the 1995 APRA Silver Scrolls
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Glen Moffatt Band, 2001. Left to right, Gordon Joll, Glen Moffatt, Rob Galley, Neil Hannan. Credit: Photo by Billy Lawry
Photo credit: Photo by Billy Lawry
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Glen Moffatt and Suzanne Lynch at the New Zealand showcase, the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival, May 2015
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Glen Moffatt, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Billy Lawry
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A Place to Play, 1998
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Glen Moffatt and Kim Davies, singing at Heritage Hill Restaurant, Norfolk Island, May 2015, as part of the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival 2015
Photo credit: Photo by Donna Gillett
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Glen Moffatt at the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival, May 2015
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Glen Moffatt - She's Not A Honky Tonk Woman (with the Murrumbidgee Country Club Band, Tamworth Town Hall, 2003)
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The Colonials at the Iron Pot Café, Napier, 1991. Left to right, Ian Turbitt, Glen Moffatt, Tamihana Johnston.
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Glen Moffatt - Good Morning Mr Rock and Roll (NZ Music Awards 1997)
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Glen Moffatt Band, somewhere on the Kapiti Coast, 1998. Left to right, Jeremy Dart, Gordon Joll, Neil Hannan, Glen Moffatt, Rob Galley.
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Glen Moffatt, 1995
Photo credit: Photo by Alan Fon
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Glen Moffatt - Match Made In Hell (co-written with Arthur Baysting, performed live with the Murrumbidgee Country Club Band, Tamworth Town Hall, 2003)
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Glen Moffatt & The Tallboys, Brisbane, 2007. Left to right, Michael Muchow, Glen Moffatt, Leon Ernst, Micah Reimers.
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Glen Moffatt (right) with American songwriting namesake Hugh Moffatt, King’s Arms, early 1990s
Photo credit: Photo by Peter Madill
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Glen Moffatt, Tamworth, 2003
Photo credit: Photo by June Underwood
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Somewhere In New Zealand Tonight, 1995
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Glen Moffatt & The Tallboys, SkyCity Hamilton, 2012. Left to right, Gordon Joll, Glen Moffatt, Neil Hannan.
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Jono Lonie, Jeremy Dart and Glen Moffatt, Java Jive Café, Ponsonby, 1994
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Glen Moffatt and the Tallboys - Radio Radio (live at the Cabana, Napier, 2012)
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Glen Moffatt, Norfolk Island Country Music Festival, 1997
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The Colonials, 1991. Left to right, Simon Beattie, Tamihana Johnston, Ian Turbitt, Glen Moffatt.
Photo credit: Photo by Warren Buckland
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Jono Lonie and Glen Moffatt, Waikato A&P Show, mid-1990s
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If That’s What You Want, 2001
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Glen Moffatt’s Java Jive Café farewell, 2002. Left to right, Rob Galley, Glen Moffatt, Ricky Ball, Chet O’Connell, Neil Hannan.
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Glen Moffatt - Rachel (solo performance for NZ Musician Magazine, 1990s)
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Glen Moffatt & The Tallboys outside the Cabana, Napier, 2012. Left to right, Randal Terrens, Chet O’Connell, Glen Moffatt, Neil Hannan, Gordon Joll.
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Glen Moffatt - Anzac Day (1996)
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Michael Muchow and Glen Moffatt at the Boozed and Rooted Festival, Billinudgel, NSW, 2005
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The Colonials, 1990. Left to right, Ian Turbitt, Glen Moffatt, Tamihana Johnston, Simon Beattie.
Photo credit: Photo by Warren Buckland
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Red McKelvie and Glen Moffatt, Mumbo Gumbo’s debut gig, Gluepot, 1992
Photo credit: Photo by Alan Fon
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Glen Moffatt, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Billy Lawry
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Superheroes & Scary Things, 2014
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Glen Moffatt, Norfolk Island Country Music Festival, 2001
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Glen Moffatt, 2011
Photo credit: Photo by Kjirsten Hartwell
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Recording Superheroes & Scary Things, SDL Studio, Auckland, 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Jocelyn Carlin
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Glen Moffatt and Jeremy Dart on the cover of New Zealand Musician, September 1995
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Glen Moffatt at the Urban Country Music Festival, Caboolture, 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Bob McGahan
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The Colonials, 1991. Left to right, Tamihana Johnston, Simon Beattie, Ian Turbitt, Glen Moffatt.
Photo credit: Photo by Warren Buckland
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A captive audience at the Waikaia pub, 1996. Glen Moffatt and unidentified fan.
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Ritchie Pickett, Bill Chambers, Glen Moffatt, Chet O’Connell, Kaponga Backgammon Club, 2004
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Trivia:

When Glen Moffatt was part of The Colonials in Napier in 1990 and 1991, bass player Tamihana Johnston’s 13-year-old son Jason would occasionally fill in on drums. Now grown, Jason Johnston is the drummer in the internationally acclaimed Jakob.

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