The Rodents Profile

Murray Cammick
15 Oct 2013

The core of The Rodents attended Onslow College in Wellington, and although underage for pubs, they did get to see bands like Th' Dudes and the Crocodiles playing unlicensed Wellington venues such as the Last Resort and the Rock Theatre.

A decade later, John McDougall told RipItUp (May 1988), “The first band that I saw that really impressed me was Rough Justice. We thought that was the kind of music that we really enjoyed and wanted to play.”

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The Rodents at The Last Resort, Wellington, June 1980. L to R: John Niland (rhodes, organ) Dave Armstrong (trumpet) Chris Green, Andrew Clouston (sax) Peter Marshall (vocals)
Photo credit: Tim Robinson Collection
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The Rodents in InTouch magazine
Photo credit: Gary Steel Collection
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Peter Marshall at Sweetwaters
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
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The Rodents
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Members:

David Armstrong - trumpet

Andrew Clouston - saxophone

Tristan Corkeek - guitar

Andrew Cross - drums

Chris Green - saxophone

Peter Marshall - vocals

John McDougall - guitar

Graham McQueen - drums, percussion

John Niland - piano

Tim Robinson - drums, percussion

Johnathan Zwartz - bass