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’.

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

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge

The Lick business card.

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.

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