Countrymike on 06/13/2011 at 02:45AM
On Satuday 28th of May 2011 we broadcast the first live to air performance from Waiheke Radio's new studio - and what a performance! bunnyJAK are a new local three-piece with a fine pedigree. Bede Taylor has been involved with some of the island's best bands in recent years - Clench, Three Legged Horse and tank&Pump. He has a whisper to a growl vocal style and he writes lyrics that can be darkly humourous and cuttingly honest. Frankie Hill has performed solo and in local groups on and off over the last decade or so, and was also part of Fatal Jelly Space, an all female group who put on a ferocious live show and put out one record on Flying Nun in 1990. A few years later and they would have been heralded in the riot grrl scene. They are joined in bunnyJACK by a third guitarist Kevin Glazumina, who has previously played with Taylor in tank&Pump.
You can listen to the full recording of the show here: http://www.waihekeradio.org.nz/node/1333
Countrymike on 12/16/2009 at 09:16PM
When I first moved to Waiheke Island the nickname The Rock might have applied to the geography but it didn't strike me as a moniker that applied to the music scene at all. Singer-songwriters and aged jazz singers, with the odd badly-formed reggae band dominated the small scene.