The Terminals Profile

Andrew Schmidt
Published: 5 Jan 2016
Updated: 31 Mar 2020

Twos, pairs and halves mark The Terminals’ nearly 30-year musical life, from their mid-1980s Christchurch beginnings until the present day.

At the band’s heart are two of the South Island’s most enduring songwriters, vocalist Stephen Cogle, who wrote the music, and drummer Peter Stapleton, who wrote the often darkly humorous lyrics that Cogle sings in his unique cavernous voice.

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Live, 1997
Witchdoctors b/w Psycho Lives 7-inch, 1992
Do The Void, a 7-inch single on Xpressway, 1990
The Terminals and The Puddle at Auckland's Gluepot, 1993
The Terminals - Batwing
The Terminals, 2009
Little Things, 1995
The Terminals in the early 1990s
The 1992 Black Creek 7-inch single 
The Dead C and The Terminals at the Naval Point Yacht Club, Lyttelton, 2014
The Terminals in the early 2000s
Last Days Of The Sun, 2007
The 1998 12" EP Disconnect, released on Flying Nun
Medusa b/w Scarecrow, 7-inch 1996
Uncoffined, 1990
Touch, 1992
Cul-De-Sac, 1992

Flying Nun






Feel Good All Over


Stephen Cogle - vocals

Peter Stapleton - drums

Mick Elborado - guitar, keyboards

Susan Heney - bass

Brian Crook - guitar, vocals

Maryrose Crook - bass

John Chrisstoffels - cello, bass

Ross Humphries - guitar, vocals

Nicole Moffatt - violin, vocals