Derek Lind Profile

Graham Reid
12 Jun 2020

When Auckland artist and singer-songwriter Derek Lind’s wife died unexpectedly in 2013, his world was shattered. The couple had been married for 35 years; Ra was the mother of their three children, a grandmother and Lind’s supportive companion. Lind had already cut back on releasing albums – his previous release 12 Good Hours of Daylight had been 11 years earlier – but he was preparing another when Ra passed on.

Understandably, it seemed that album might never come out, but in 2015 – thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, and the emotional support of family and friends – Lind released the remarkable and poignantly titled double CD Solo. 

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Derek Lind in January 2020.
Derek Lind with Andrew Horst (bass) and Glenn Ross Campbell (pedal steel), 2017.
Derek Lind (right) with Glenn Ross Campbell.
Derek Lind, 1990s.
Derek Lind - Wasteland (2017). Revisiting an early tune. Wasteland was the first song on Derek Lind's debut album, Mixed Blessings (1986).
Derek Lind - painting gallery signpost, 2019.
Derek Lind in 2013.
Derek Lind - Move Me. Originally recorded on Derek Lind's Solo album (2015). With Derek are Andrew Horst (bass), Guy Wishart (guitar), Glenn Ross Campbell (Weissenborn guitar).
Derek Lind.
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Derek Lind, 2016.
Derek Lind onstage at a festival, 2016.
Derek Lind and his manager Steve in Italy, 2002.
Derek Lind and band, Market Stage, Live from Mystery Creek, 25 January 2020. Derek Lind with Guy Wishart (electric guitar), Vernon Rive (keyboards), Andrew Horst (bass), Kevin Adair (drums), Jenny Horst (backing vocals).
Derek Lind painting featuring lyrics to his song 'Come To Me'.
Derek Lind jamming with friends, 2013.
Derek Lind and band at Roundhead Studios, Auckland, 2015. 
Derek Lind with his painting Winter Season, 2016.
Derek Lind's live set list, Kumeu Live, 2018.
Derek Lind - Rusty Nail (2017). Originally released on Derek's first album , Mixed Blessings (1986).
Derek Lind - Strange Logic (Someone Up There Records, 1988).
Derek Lind's paintings for his 2015 album, Solo.
Derek Lind in 2002.
Derek Lind - Rain Falls. From Derek Lind's 2015 album Solo, with Andrew Horst (bass), Glenn Ross Campbell (Weissenborn lap steel), Guy Wishart (guitar).
Derek Lind at Roundhead Studios, Auckland, 2015. 
Derek Lind and band behind the scenes at a Waikato show, 2013.
Derek Lind ‎- Salvo Songs: 1985-2000 (Someone Up There Records, 2000)
Derek Lind and Alan Brown (keyboards) at Roundhead Studios, Auckland, 2015. 
Derek Lind.
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Derek Lind at Roundhead Studios, Auckland, 2015. 
Derek Lind at Roundhead Studios, Auckland, 2015. 
Derek Lind and band at Kumeu Live, 2018.
Derek Lind - Brunelleschi's Dome. Performed at Kumeu Live, 3 August 2019. Derek Lind is joined by Miller Yule (drums), Andrew Horst (bass), Guy Wishart (guitar), Glenn Ross Campbell (Weissenborn guitar) Brett Wilson (keyboards, harmonica).
Derek Lind at soundcheck with Glenn Ross Campbell on steel guitar, 2014.
Derek Lind in 2007.
Derek Lind with bandmates Glenn Ross Campbell and Guy Wishart, 2016.
Derek Lind and band unwinding after a show in 2013.
Derek Lind live at a 2016 festival.
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