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

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