Cassette Profile

Renee Jones
24 Sep 2021

Formed in 2000 and active for the best part of a decade, Cassette released two EPs and two albums crammed with top-notch songwriting, and had a dedicated fanbase in New Zealand and Australia.

Cassette’s arrival on the New Zealand rock scene in 2000 certainly marked a change of direction for its founders, Tom Watson and Craig Terris. The band’s bio described Cassette as having “a laid back acoustic sorta groove” – a very different sound from their respective origins.

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Craig Terris on drums, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Andrew Bain, Cassette.
Cassette - The Cancer EP, 2008.
Craig Terris with Fur Patrol guitarist Steve Wells in the Fur Patrol van, Melbourne.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Cassette - Look At You (2008)
Dave Fraser in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Cassette - The Jingle King (2009)
Tour poster for Cassette's The Jingle King album release, 2009.
Cassette's Roland VS-840 digital multi-track recorder.
Luke Buda on keyboards with Cassette.
Cassette North Island tour poster, with Ned Collette and Bachelorette, February 2008.
Cassette and Lawrence Arabia poster, San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, 2009.
Cassette: Tom Watson and Paul Trigg in the front seat, Craig Terris and Dave Fraser in the back.
Cassette poster, Las Vegas, K Rd Auckland, 2000. Support acts Xanadu and Dirt.
Dave Fraser (guitar) and Craig Terris (drums, Cassette.
Dave Fraser, Cassette.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Craig Terris in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette poster, 2008. Whammy Bar, Auckland, with Heavy Jones and Mighty Mighty, Wellington, with Over the Atlantic.
Cassette, left to right: Tom Watson, Luke Buda, Andrew Bain, Craig Terris.
Cassette poster, the Pony Bar, Melbourne.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Andrew Bain on bass, Cassette.
Tom Watson in a still from the video for 'Don't Let Anyone ...'.
Cassette, from left to right: Luke Buda, Tom Watson, Andrew Bain, Craig Terris.
Craig Terris, Cassette.
Tom Watson, Cassette.
Cassette - Nothing To Do (2000)
Cassette - Don't Let Anyone ... (2000)
Cassette - Cut For Summer (2006)
Paul Trigg and Dave Fraser, Cassette.

Tom Watson - vocals, guitar, keyboards

Craig Terris - drums, vocals

Dave Fraser - bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals

Paul Trigg - bass, vocals

Andrew Bain - bass, vocals

Luke Buda - keyboards, guitar, vocals


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