Andrew Brough’s abrupt departure from Straitjacket Fits in late 1991 paid dividends for fans of his soaring, sixties-kissed pop ballads – a vital element of his previous group’s sound – when he re-emerged onto the national stage in the mid-1990s.

‘Save My Life’, the sparkling 1996 lead off single for his new trio Bike, with long time friend Tristan Mason on bass and Karl Buckley on drums, sits comfortably amongst the Dunedin songwriter’s best recordings and was a finalist at that year’s APRA Silver Scrolls. Bike garnered a further nomination as most promising new band at the New Zealand Music Awards the following year. 

Karl Buckley, Andrew Brough, Tristan Mason
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
Welcome To My World
Bike - Take in the Sun (1998)
Take In The Sun, 1997
Bike - Circus Kids
Save My Life
Andrew Brough
Photo credit: Photo by Becky Nunes
A Chris Knox designed poster for Bike, Chris and Garageland at Psycho Andy's birthday party, Squid, O'Connell Street, August 1994
Photo credit: Design by Chris Knox
Andrew Brough
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick

Andrew Brough - guitar, vocals

Tristan Mason - bass

Karl Buckley - drums

Wayne Bell - drums

Jay Foulkes - drums


Several songs off Take In The Sun were used on TV show soundtracks in Australia and word has it that Andrew Brough purchased a house from Home And Away royalties

Take In The Sun was released in the USA on March Records in 1997.


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