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

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.

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