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

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge

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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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