Zonk! Profile

Grant Gillanders
28 Aug 2013

In 1970 HMV record producer Peter Dawkins suggested to Shane Hales that the J.J. Light track ‘Heya’ would make a good future single. Shane agreed but felt that the song was better suited as a group performance.

Shane and Peter assembled the best musicians available for this one-off project including Bruce "Phantom" Robinson (guitar), Rick White (ex-Tom Thumb) on bass and Quincy Conserve members Rufus Rehu (keyboards) and Bruno Lawrence (drums). Included as backing vocalists were Craig Scott, Alan Galbraith and various HMV staff members.

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The Cashbox hit pick for Zonk's 'Heya'
Photo credit: Grant Gillanders Collection
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Shane and Zonk! come clean - with Bruno Lawrence in the middle
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The B-side Along Life's Road was written by Wayne Mason.

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Bruce 'Phantom' Robinson - guitar

Rick White - bass

Rufus Rehu - keyboards

Bruno Lawrence - drums

Shane - vocals