Murray and Fred Loveridge Profile

Gavin Burgess
15 May 2020

Over six decades Whanganui brothers Murray and Fred Loveridge have been stalwarts of regional and national music with their input to bands such as Quincy Conserve, Captain Custard, The Web, Tanglefoot, The Alpha Gospel Band, Dance Party, Freddy and the Tearaways, The Zillionaires, The Lick, The Blues Buffet, and more.

Bassist Murray and guitarist Fred are two-thirds of a musical generation, their sister Sanchia being an accomplished vocalist. Fred recalls his parents being supportive of their musicianship. Their mother, Hinemoa, came from a musical family, with her brothers being “involved in the music scene in and around Taihape”. Their uncle, Rod Douglas, led a local dance band. Another uncle, a talented pianist, is celebrated by Murray in his song ‘My Uncle Ray’.

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The Web, c 1970. From left to right: Murray Loveridge, Tony Roberts, Graeme Brown, Wayde Connell.
"Happen Inn" at the Aramoho Boating Club – "Dress: Hippy." Music by The Web featuring Murray Loveridge.
The Lick business card.
The Zillionaires, late 90s. From left: Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston, Murray Loveridge, Dave Berryman.
The Lick - I See Through You
The Zillionaires, late 1990s. From left to right: Dave Berryman, Murray Loveridge, Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston.
Dick Le Fort Trio – Day In The Life
Shane, backed by the Web.
Dance Party reunion 2015
The Zillionaires - Git Yer Wah Wahs Out.
Murray Loveridge in The Web, c 1970.
Fred Loveridge - 2004 Promo CD
Quincy Conserve on the Brian Edwards-hosted television show Edwards On Saturday, March 1976.
Photo credit: Peter Blake collection
The Zillionaires, late 90s – John Bilderbeck and Fred Loveridge with Philip Adams of Matrix Studio.
Fred Loveridge in Freddy and the Tearaways, early 1990s.
The Clazzmatic Boogie Orchestra
Dick Le Fort trio, 1968, with Murray Loveridge on bass.
Murray Loveridge's pass to Avalon TV studios for an appearance on the Grunt Machine.
Murray Loveridge in an unused promo shot.
Freddy and the Tearaways.
Supporting Jenny Morris, Whanganui, December 1989. 
Freddy and the Tearaways.
Freddy and The Tearaways – unreleased recordings
The Lick, mid-2000s. Fred Loveridge at left, Tim Davies on vocals.
Dance Party Telequest performance
Fred Loveridge in Alpha Gospel Band, c 1980.
Murray Loveridge.
Murray Loveridge.
Stille Ripple – Loner Postponer (Polygram 1972). Written by Murray Loveridge and recorded at Sonic Recording Studios, Wellington.
Jazz Connection with Michael Barrymore second from left, 2004. Fred Loveridge in centre.
Blues Buffet - Soundtree Live – Season 2 Episode 13 – Feb 2014
Dance Party, mid-80s.
Fred Loveridge in Under Construction, 1990s.
Freddy and the Tearaways' final gig - Victoria Lake, Whanganui 1992.
Murray with The Gavin Burgess Band 1997
Murray Loveridge - Going Public
The Lick with Fred Loveridge at left, mid-2000s.
Fred Loveridge.
Fred Loveridge.
Blues Buffet – Slipstream Music Video 2013
Nana's New Hip - Murray Loveridge, Johnny Quick, Stewy Elliott.
StilleRipple: Kevin Wickens, Murray Loveridge, Kemp Tuirirangi.
Fred Loveridge - Patience
Fred Loveridge performing at Whanganui Jazz Fest.
Under Construction with Murray and Fred Loveridge at left - Happening Whangaehu Festival.
Murray Loveridge - Travellin’ Man single
Murray Loveridge with Blues Buffet – National Jazz Festival, Tauranga 2010.
Second lineup of Under Construction, 1990s. Fred Loveridge at right.
Captain Custard – Murray Loveridge, Don Burke, Dave Alexander, Malcolm Hayman.
Murray Loveridge in The Web, c 1970.
Stille Ripple – My Uncle Ray (Polygram 1972). Written by Murray Loveridge and recorded at Sonic Recording Studios, Wellington.
Under Construction - 3rd Line-up
Dick Le Fort Trio, c 1968.
Dance Party – unreleased recordings
Under Construction 2nd line-up
The Zillionaires, late 90s. John Bilderbeck, Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston.
The second lineup of Under Construction with Fred Loveridge at right.
Dance Party poster.
Stille Ripple – Loner Postponer single
The Zillionaires – Git Ya Yah Yahs Out
Murray Loveridge - Travellin' Man single.
Dance Party at Castlecliff Hotel, Whanganui, mid-80s.
Quincy Conserve with Murray Loveridge on right.
Brotherhood of Blues
Dusty Lovett - The H Song
Murray Loveridge in Dick Le Fort Trio, 1968.

While still a schoolboy Murray auditioned for The Overlanders during their manager Bob Rod’s unsuccessful attempt to assemble a new line-up for his disintegrating band.


Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge