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’.

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

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.

Members:

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge

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