These Wilding Ways Profile

Brian White
19 Sep 2013

Momentarily the up-and-coming Auckland band to watch at the dawn of the 1990s, These Wilding Ways were essentially a songwriting vehicle for former Screaming Meemees guitarist Michael O’Neill.

After the Meemees split in early 1983 O’Neill occupied himself in a variety of ways. He worked in the family real estate business, his father grooming him to take over. He wrote a book on his days in his former band. And he launched a clothing label, The Cutter Of Newton.

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These Wilding Ways: Jason Dempsey, Joel Haines, Michael O'Neill, Glenn Robson, Wayne Bell
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Jason Dempsey, Joel Haines, Michael O'Neill, Wayne Bell, Glen Robson
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Michael O'Neill, Jason Dempsey
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On the left Glenn Robson. 
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These Wilding Ways
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Can't Control Her - original 7" version (1991)
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Joel Haines and Wayne Bell
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Early These Wilding Ways at a TVNZ party with Michael "Harry" Harallambi (The Exponents) on drums
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Trivia:

In 2013, Michael O’Neill and Peter van der Fluit’s musical Romeo and Juliet – A Love Song screened at the New Zealand International Film Festival

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Members:

Michael O'Neill - vocals, guitar

Wayne Bell - drums

Jason Dempsey - bass

Joel Haines - guitar

Glenn Robson - guitar, keyboards

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Tall Poppy

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