Peter Jefferies Profile

Andrew Schmidt
17 Apr 2014

“I haven’t been to Auckland for ages ... I haven’t played in Auckland for ages. I’ve been up here for holidays, so I’m going to do a few I haven’t done for a while,” says Peter Jefferies, freshly sat at his electric piano.

It’s July 28, 1994, and the Taranaki musician has gathered an attentive crowd for his support slot before Dimmer (for whom he also drums) in an  Auckland University café. Entire Jefferies live projects have bypassed the Queen City since he left for Dunedin in the wake of This Kind of Punishment’s well received performances at multi-media event The Nitpicker’s Picnic. But his recorded music is no less listened to for that.

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Record shopping at Pier Platters, New Jersey, USA. L to R: Sandra Bell, Alastair Galbraith, Peter Jefferies, Jeff Economy, 1993.
Peter Jefferies at the Fast Forward festival, Holland, 1994
The 2nd US tour, with Mecca Normal and Trash, 1994
Plagal Grind
Photo credit: Photo by Bruce Russell
This Kind Of Punishment at The Galaxy, Mt. Eden, Auckland 1985
Peter Jefferies
Photo credit: Photo by Grant McDougall
Plagal Grind 1989. L to R: David Mitchell, Robbie Muir, Peter Jefferies and Alastair Galbraith
Peter Jefferies in Texas, 1997, with the tour mascots
Peter Jefferies and Robbie Muir, Port Chalmers, 1989.
Swerve sessions, Fish St. Studio, Dunedin, 1992
Peter Jefferies at the Kings Arms, 2013
Peter Jefferies at Hail Dunedin, a KTV Special, 1992
This Kind Of Punishment, Beard Of Bees sessions, Stratford 1984
Peter Jefferies
Photo credit: Photo by Grant McDougall
Ross Cunningham interviews Peter Jefferies, 2016
Peter Jefferies live performance at The Kings Arms, Auckland, July 2014, his first solo show in 12 years.
Peter Jefferies aged 14
Peter Jefferies with Nocturnal Projections, New Plymouth 1981
Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies - Randolph's Going Home
Nocturnal Projections, Auckland 1982
Peter Jefferies' second European tour, 1995
Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Kay
Difficult Days, live in 1989/90. Bob Sutton collection
Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Kay
The first US tour, with Alastair Galbraith, San Francisco, 1993
Bruce Russell and Peter Jefferies at Fish Street Studios
Alastair Galbraith & Peter Jefferies at fast Forward, Doornroosje 1994
The 2nd US tour. Chicago 1994. L to R: Jean Smith, Paul Cahill, Bill Meyer and Peter Jefferies.
Electricity - at The Kings Arms, Auckland supporting Amanda Palmer, 6 September 2013
Peter Jefferies at fast Forward, Doornroosje 1994
Peter Jefferies at New Plymouth's Vinyl Countdown store with Ima Hitt Records' Brian Wafer. Record Store Day, April 2012.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Vinyl Countdown
Peter Jefferies, Kings Arms, Auckland, September 2013
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Kay
Xpressway people. L to R: Bruce Russell, Peter Jefferies, Peter Gutteridge, and Alastair Galbraith outside Peter's house, Opoho, early 1989
Photo credit: Photo by Gerald O'Brien
Labels:

Flying Nun


Xpressway


Emperor Jones


Ajax Records


Death Valley Records