The Gremlins Profile

aka The Germlins
Grant Gillanders
10 May 2013

Former Embers stalwart Glyn Tucker was just in his 20s but already an industry veteran when he formed The Adventurers in early 1965 with Paddy McAneney (guitar), Peter Davies (guitar), Roger Wiles (drums) and Ben Grubb (bass).

During April 1965 they changed their name to The Gremlins and in mid-year the group recorded their first single ‘But She’s Gone’/‘Don’t Ya’ on the Allied International label.

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Glyn Tucker Jnr with The Gremlins, 1968
Glyn Tucker, Peter Davies, Ben Grubb, Roger Wiles, Ces Good
A rare colour shot of The Gremlins
The Gremlins with radio personality Peter Sinclair, Johnny Douglas, NZBC producer (2nd left) and an unknown NZBC engineer sitting next to Peter.
The Gremlins at the NZBC Radio Workshop in Durham Lane West, Auckland, during the recording of the radio show Popalong Special in 1967
The Gremlins on C'mon
The Gremlins in a publicity shoot outtake, 1967
Sandy Edmonds with The Gremlins
Australian poster
An outtake from a 1967 photo shoot: Peter Davies, Glyn Tucker, Ces Good, Roger Wiles and Ben Grubb
Glyn Tucker, 1967
Roger Wiles, 1967
The Gremlins
The Gremlins reunited in 1995
Glyn Tucker Jnr at an informal Gremlins reunion in 1995
Glyn polishing his gold suede shoes on tour with The Gremlins in 1967. Drummer Roger Wiles is in the background.
The Gremlins
Ben Grubb, 1967
Peter Davies, Roger Wiles, Ben Grubb, Ces Good and Glyn Tucker, 1967
The Gremlins at the NZBC Radio Workshop in Durham Lane West, Auckland, during the recording of the radio show Popalong Special in 1967
The Gremlins in an unused 1967 publicity shot
The Gremlins with Peter Sinclair and Johnny Douglas, Radio NZ producer. From left: Roger Wiles, Johnny Douglas, Ben Grubb, Peter Davies, Paddy McAneney, Peter Sinclair, Glyn Tucker.
The Gremlins, 1965: Paddy McAneney, Glyn Tucker, Ben Grubb, Roger Wiles and Peter Davies
Members:

Glyn Tucker - vocals, guitar

Paddy McAneney - lead guitar

Ces Good - lead guitar

Peter Davies - guitar

Daron Curtis - guitar

Roger Wiles - drums

Ben Grubb - bass, keyboards