Steve McDonald Profile

Keith Newman
26 Nov 2015

After a long career with some of New Zealand’s top rock bands, Steve McDonald became a one-man band, creating his wizardry from behind a bank of keyboards and eventually touring the globe as a popular world music drawcard.

The former member of Dizzy Limit, Timberjack, Taylor and The Human Instinct delivered a score of folk rock and haunting atmospheric solo albums that have more recently drawn from his rich Celtic heritage.

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Steve McDonald
Timberjack in 1971 with Steve McDonald, Frits Stiger, John Donoghue and Stu Johnstone
The Dizzy Limits, 1966
The Dizzy Limit in 1967
The Dizzy Limits, Napier 1967
The unreleased 1975 album by The Human Instinct, Peg Leg. It would finally be issued in 2002.
The 1972 album by Taylor
Timber jack - Come To The Sabbat (1971)
Steve McDonald, 1994


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