Murray and Fred Loveridge Profile

Gavin Burgess
15 May 2020

Over six decades Whanganui brothers Murray and Fred Loveridge have been stalwarts of regional and national music with their input to bands such as Quincy Conserve, Captain Custard, The Web, Tanglefoot, The Alpha Gospel Band, Dance Party, Freddy and the Tearaways, The Zillionaires, The Lick, The Blues Buffet, and more.

Bassist Murray and guitarist Fred are two-thirds of a musical generation, their sister Sanchia being an accomplished vocalist. Fred recalls his parents being supportive of their musicianship. Their mother, Hinemoa, came from a musical family, with her brothers being “involved in the music scene in and around Taihape”. Their uncle, Rod Douglas, led a local dance band. Another uncle, a talented pianist, is celebrated by Murray in his song ‘My Uncle Ray’.

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Freddy and the Tearaways.
The Zillionaires, late 1990s. From left to right: Dave Berryman, Murray Loveridge, Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston.
Murray Loveridge with Blues Buffet – National Jazz Festival, Tauranga 2010.
The Web, c 1970. From left to right: Murray Loveridge, Tony Roberts, Graeme Brown, Wayde Connell.
Dance Party at Castlecliff Hotel, Whanganui, mid-80s.
Murray Loveridge's pass to Avalon TV studios for an appearance on the Grunt Machine.
Captain Custard – Murray Loveridge, Don Burke, Dave Alexander, Malcolm Hayman.
Dusty Lovett - The H Song
Under Construction - 3rd Line-up
Fred Loveridge - 2004 Promo CD
Murray with The Gavin Burgess Band 1997
The Zillionaires - Git Yer Wah Wahs Out.
Dick Le Fort trio, 1968, with Murray Loveridge on bass.
Fred Loveridge in Under Construction, 1990s.
Murray Loveridge in Dick Le Fort Trio, 1968.
Dance Party, mid-80s.
The Lick with Fred Loveridge at left, mid-2000s.
Stille Ripple – My Uncle Ray (Polygram 1972). Written by Murray Loveridge and recorded at Sonic Recording Studios, Wellington.
Murray Loveridge - Travellin’ Man single
Jazz Connection with Michael Barrymore second from left, 2004. Fred Loveridge in centre.
Shane, backed by the Web.
Supporting Jenny Morris, Whanganui, December 1989. 
The Lick business card.
The Lick - I See Through You
Murray Loveridge in an unused promo shot.
Murray Loveridge in The Web, c 1970.
Second lineup of Under Construction, 1990s. Fred Loveridge at right.
Fred Loveridge.
Dance Party Telequest performance
Blues Buffet - Soundtree Live – Season 2 Episode 13 – Feb 2014
The Lick, mid-2000s. Fred Loveridge at left, Tim Davies on vocals.
Nana's New Hip - Murray Loveridge, Johnny Quick, Stewy Elliott.
The Zillionaires – Git Ya Yah Yahs Out
The Zillionaires, late 90s. John Bilderbeck, Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston.
Fred Loveridge in Freddy and the Tearaways, early 1990s.
"Happen Inn" at the Aramoho Boating Club – "Dress: Hippy." Music by The Web featuring Murray Loveridge.
Quincy Conserve with Murray Loveridge on right.
Freddy and the Tearaways' final gig - Victoria Lake, Whanganui 1992.
Under Construction 2nd line-up
The Zillionaires, late 90s – John Bilderbeck and Fred Loveridge with Philip Adams of Matrix Studio.
Murray Loveridge in The Web, c 1970.
Dance Party – unreleased recordings
Dick Le Fort Trio, c 1968.
Stille Ripple – Loner Postponer single
Freddy and the Tearaways.
The Zillionaires, late 90s. From left: Fred Loveridge, Craig Thurston, Murray Loveridge, Dave Berryman.
Fred Loveridge - Patience
Dance Party poster.
Dance Party reunion 2015
Murray Loveridge.
StilleRipple: Kevin Wickens, Murray Loveridge, Kemp Tuirirangi.
Fred Loveridge performing at Whanganui Jazz Fest.
Stille Ripple – Loner Postponer (Polygram 1972). Written by Murray Loveridge and recorded at Sonic Recording Studios, Wellington.
Blues Buffet – Slipstream Music Video 2013
Fred Loveridge in Alpha Gospel Band, c 1980.
Freddy and The Tearaways – unreleased recordings
Quincy Conserve on the Brian Edwards-hosted television show Edwards On Saturday, March 1976.
Photo credit: Peter Blake collection
Dick Le Fort Trio – Day In The Life
Brotherhood of Blues
The Clazzmatic Boogie Orchestra
Fred Loveridge.
Murray Loveridge - Going Public
Under Construction with Murray and Fred Loveridge at left - Happening Whangaehu Festival.
The second lineup of Under Construction with Fred Loveridge at right.
Murray Loveridge - Travellin' Man single.
Murray Loveridge.

While still a schoolboy Murray auditioned for The Overlanders during their manager Bob Rod’s unsuccessful attempt to assemble a new line-up for his disintegrating band.


Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge