Entries by SteveH

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Performing Live

Tips from Glyn Tucker on Performing live If so here are a few simple tips.
 If you are a singer performing live then it is important to get your voice warmed up and ready to perform. First you should consider what you are doing with your voice in 12 hours or more before the performance. […]

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Human Kindness Band

The Human Kindness Band reside in Nelson New Zealand. One sensational group comprising of: Bruce McGregor, Drums; Glynn Olsen, Lead Guitar; Steve Mitchell, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Guitar; Danny Sugar, Bass.

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David Hasselhoff New Zealand Recording

Article by Glyn Tucker on his recording of David Hasselhoff In 1986, long before the term “Hoff” had been coined, I was asked to record an album with a popular TV star, with a view to doing an extensive TV advertising promotion in the USA.
The partners who were funding the project had contacts in the […]

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The Maidment Theatre Auckland

It is with deep sadness I have to announce this very bad news. It appears as our wonderful Maidment Theatre in Auckland has been closed. This is nothing short of a disaster and all I can say it I am so glad we were able to have the Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz group play there […]

Dave Alley

I had never come across Dave Alley until Tuesday 9th June 2015. That is seriously to my detriment. Dave is one sensational guitarists and yes he has done more than his ten thousand hours. Dave was performing at “Corellis” a very good restaurant in Devonport New Zealand. Dave was appearing with Cat Tunks and they […]

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Hank Marvin in New Zealand

Hank Marvin and his Gypsy Jazz Quartet from Perth Western Australia, made a surprise visit to the Christchurch Jazz Festival in April 2015. They performed at the Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street. The group consisted of Hank Marvin (ex Shadows) on guitar, Gary Taylor (ex Herd) on Guitar, Nunzio Mondia on […]

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David Hasselhoff

Mandrill Recording Studios and David Hasselhoff I just came across photo from the 80’s with The Hoff. This was a spoof shot taken in 1986, soon after The Hoff arrived in Auckland to record the album, “Lovin’ Feelings”.
Bruce Lynch was the producer and David H was taken to Bruce’s home for pre-production session with a […]

The Ellington Jazz Club Perth

Another lucky break for me, the opportunity to attend the rehearsals and concerts in April 2015 for Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz Ensemble. The chance to take photos and video as well as enjoy the company with a bunch of great people. I will post photos in the gallery.   Save Save Save Save Save

Tips on Photography

Many people seem to think there is very little skill in Concert photography. However it is one of the most challenging fields you can endure with a camera, with concert photography you have almost no control with your planned shots. In other words we cannot control the performers being photographed, there is no way we […]

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Hank Marvin Guitar Legend

I was introduced to Hank Marvin (The Shadows) back in 2013 by my friend of 48 years Gray Bartlett. What happened since that meeting is nothing short of amazing and I intend writing the full story in detail. This will start from back in the early 1960’s because the events leading up to the current […]