Murray and Fred Loveridge

Over six decades Whanganui brothers Murray and Fred Loveridge have been stalwarts of regional and national music with their input to bands such as Quincy Conserve, Captain Custard, The Web, Tanglefoot, The Alpha Gospel Band, Dance Party, Freddy and the Tearaways, The Zillionaires, The Lick, The Blues Buffet, and more.

Bassist Murray and guitarist Fred are two-thirds of a musical generation, their sister Sanchia being an accomplished vocalist. Fred recalls his parents being supportive of their musicianship. Their mother, Hinemoa, came from a musical family, with her brothers being “involved in the music scene in and around Taihape”. Their uncle, Rod Douglas, led a local dance band. Another uncle, a talented pianist, is celebrated by Murray in his song ‘My Uncle Ray’.

The Web, c 1970. From left to right: Murray Loveridge, Tony Roberts, Graeme Brown, Wayde Connell.
The Zillionaires, late 90s – John Bilderbeck and Fred Loveridge with Philip Adams of Matrix Studio.
"Happen Inn" at the Aramoho Boating Club – "Dress: Hippy." Music by The Web featuring Murray Loveridge.
Under Construction with Murray and Fred Loveridge at left - Happening Whangaehu Festival.
Stille Ripple – My Uncle Ray (Polygram 1972). Written by Murray Loveridge and recorded at Sonic Recording Studios, Wellington.
Murray Loveridge with Blues Buffet – National Jazz Festival, Tauranga 2010.
Nana's New Hip - Murray Loveridge, Johnny Quick, Stewy Elliott.
Stille Ripple – Loner Postponer (Polygram 1972). Written by Murray Loveridge and recorded at Sonic Recording Studios, Wellington.
The Zillionaires, late 90s. From left: Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston, Murray Loveridge, Dave Berryman.
Brotherhood of Blues
Fred Loveridge.
The Lick with Fred Loveridge at left, mid-2000s.
Murray Loveridge in The Web, c 1970.
Stille Ripple – Loner Postponer single
The Zillionaires – Git Ya Yah Yahs Out
Dick Le Fort Trio – Day In The Life
Dance Party poster.
Fred Loveridge in Under Construction, 1990s.
The Lick, mid-2000s. Fred Loveridge at left, Tim Davies on vocals.
Supporting Jenny Morris, Whanganui, December 1989. 
The Zillionaires, late 90s. John Bilderbeck, Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston.
Captain Custard – Murray Loveridge, Don Burke, Dave Alexander, Malcolm Hayman.
Dance Party, mid-80s.
Dusty Lovett - The H Song
Under Construction - 3rd Line-up
Jazz Connection with Michael Barrymore second from left, 2004. Fred Loveridge in centre.
Fred Loveridge.
Fred Loveridge - 2004 Promo CD
Murray Loveridge in an unused promo shot.
The second lineup of Under Construction with Fred Loveridge at right.
Dick Le Fort Trio, c 1968.
Shane, backed by the Web.
Murray Loveridge - Going Public
Fred Loveridge performing at Whanganui Jazz Fest.
Dance Party – unreleased recordings
Blues Buffet – Slipstream Music Video 2013
Fred Loveridge - Patience
Dance Party Telequest performance
Quincy Conserve with Murray Loveridge on right.
Fred Loveridge in Freddy and the Tearaways, early 1990s.
The Clazzmatic Boogie Orchestra
Freddy and the Tearaways.
Murray Loveridge - Travellin’ Man single
Murray Loveridge.
Murray Loveridge.
Under Construction 2nd line-up
Freddy and The Tearaways – unreleased recordings
Murray with The Gavin Burgess Band 1997
Murray Loveridge in Dick Le Fort Trio, 1968.
Quincy Conserve on the Brian Edwards-hosted television show Edwards On Saturday, March 1976.
Photo credit: Peter Blake collection
Dick Le Fort trio, 1968, with Murray Loveridge on bass.
Murray Loveridge - Travellin' Man single.
Dance Party reunion 2015
Freddy and the Tearaways.
The Zillionaires, late 1990s. From left to right: Dave Berryman, Murray Loveridge, Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston.
Dance Party at Castlecliff Hotel, Whanganui, mid-80s.
The Zillionaires - Git Yer Wah Wahs Out.
Blues Buffet - Soundtree Live – Season 2 Episode 13 – Feb 2014
Murray Loveridge's pass to Avalon TV studios for an appearance on the Grunt Machine.
Second lineup of Under Construction, 1990s. Fred Loveridge at right.
Freddy and the Tearaways' final gig - Victoria Lake, Whanganui 1992.
StilleRipple: Kevin Wickens, Murray Loveridge, Kemp Tuirirangi.
Fred Loveridge in Alpha Gospel Band, c 1980.
Murray Loveridge in The Web, c 1970.
The Lick - I See Through You

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge


While still a schoolboy Murray auditioned for The Overlanders during their manager Bob Rod’s unsuccessful attempt to assemble a new line-up for his disintegrating band.

The Lick business card.

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