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

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge