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

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.

The Lick business card.

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge