The Renderers Profile

Jon Chapman
23 May 2013

Cantabrian country folk Brian and Maryrose Crook exhumed the rusted pickup’d drunks and dodgers of Harry E. Smith’s Old Weird America, married them to the heartbroken housewives of the sandblasted Space Race small towns, exported them across the Pacific, and invented a wheeling, wailing, New weird Zealand.

In the early 1980s Maryrose Wilkinson and Brian Crook were flatting together on Knowles Street in the pluty Christchurch suburb of Merivale, in a huge multigenerational, two-storey artists’ flat. Surrounded by large rambling grounds, it was home to filmmakers, writers and musicians, including future Scorched Earth Policy-maker Mick Elborado.

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Brian Crook, Maryrose Crook and Michael Daly, 2006
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Down River (Quiet)
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Interview with Flying Nun band The Renderers, 15 September 1994, Directed by Ross Cunningham.
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Goodbye Blue Monday, 2009
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Bigger Than Texas
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The Renderers at the Media Club, Christchurch
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The Renderers with Delaney Davidson in Tijuana, 2013
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Maryrose Crook, 2006
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The Renderers in Beijing, 2006 - Brian Crook, Maryrose Crook, Giordano Zizzi
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Berlin, 2008
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Will Oldham, Bonnie Prince Billy and the Renderers - Tonight's Decision and Hereafter, live
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Deep Deep Sea
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Will Oldham, Bonnie Prince Billy and the Renderers - New Partner
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Brian Crook, Maryrose Crook and Michael Daly, 2007
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Maryrose and Brian Crook, 2008
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The Renderers at WFMU / Aquarius Records Showcase at Spiro's, SXSW 2009
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Measured Strychnine Invitations, 2013
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The first US tour, 1998
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The Renderers at The Tote, Melbourne, 2007
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The High Seas
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The Renderers at Mighty Mighty, Wellington, with Sean O’Reilly hidden at the front, Michael Daley (out of picture), Maryrose Crook, Denise Roughan, Brian Crook and Shannon O'Ligetti
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The Renderers, Able Tasmans and Chris Knox at the Gluepot, 1991
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Members:

Brian Crook - guitar

Maryrose Crook - vocals

Hayden Jones - drums

John Billows - bass

Robbie Yeats - drums

Thom Bell - bass

Stefan Neville - drums

Jo Contag - drums

James Kirk - drums

Michael Daly - drums

Joanne Billesdon - drums

Gregg Cairns - drums

John Segovia - slide guitar

Sean O’Reilly - guitar, synthesizer, bass, percussion

Denise Roughan - bass

Shannon O'Brien - bass, electronics

Peter Mitchell - drums

Richard Baker - bass

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Labels:

Flying Nun


Siltbreeze


Ba Da Bing


Ajax Records


Merge Records