‘One Day’ also features the vocals of Dianne Swann.
When Opshop first toured New Zealand, they couldn’t afford a support act so the band dressed in masks and created an off-shoot band, The Ambassadors, who played incognito sets of dance-y jazz music before re-taking the stage as Opshop later in the night.
During the tour for Second Hand Planet, Kerrison tried to research all the towns they were playing in and the band wrote a song for each place on the day of the show (along with support act, Luke Thompson). These 17 songs are available on the extended version of the album.
After the first major earthquake in Canterbury in 2010, Kerrison worked with Paul Ellis to create the Band Together concert in Hagley Park , Christchurch, to raise spirits in his hometown. It drew 100,000 people and was streamed live on TV. In 2011, he was awarded the New Zealand Order Of Merit for his musical and charitable work. He also appeared on the “Team Ball Player Thing” single that raised money for Cure Kids (in 2015).
Jason Kerrison - vocals, guitar
Bobby Kennedy - drums
Matt Treacy - guitar
Clinton Harris - bass
Tim Skedden - guitar
Ian Munro - bass