Hello Sailor


The perception of Hello Sailor has changed over the years – for some they are a band that has been together forever and their fame is based only on radio hits like ‘Blue Lady’ and ‘Gutter Black’.

But back in the day they were primarily known for their live gigs, rockin’ the nation, one pub at a time. They have spent more time apart than together.

Gold Discs for the Hello Sailor album
Son Of Sam (Live in LA 1978)
1977 Hello Sailor tour schedule as supplied to the band and media, promoting their debut album
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
Graham Brazier, Auckland University Café, 1977
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Lynch
More awards - Dave McArtney, Graham Brazier, Harry Lyon
Ian Morris and Rob Aickin recording the debut Hello Sailor album at Stebbing Studios, 6 June, 1977
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Hello Sailor at The Gluepot for $2!
Gutter Black
Hello Sailor’s second album, originally released in 1978, just prior to the ill-fated trip to Los Angeles
Winning Ticket
The original press release for the second Hello Sailor album, announcing they were off to LA. Plus Golden Harvest are following their footsteps, although it's unclear exactly how.
Page two of Dave McArtney's letter from LA, 1979.
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
Harry Lyon, Auckland University Café, 1977
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Lynch
Hello Sailor - Blue Lady (with Ray Manzarek at the Whiskey A Go Go, LA 1978)
Late 1970s Hello Sailor poster designed by Ian McDougall
Photo credit: Mike Corless Collection. Design: Ian McDougall
Graham Brazier, late 1970s
The touring band for the 1985 Hello Sailor Shipshape & Bristol Fashion album: Graham Brazier, Harry Lyon, Neil Hannan, Dave McArtney, Ricky Ball and Tim Wedde
1977 'Blue Lady' poster designed by Peter Adams
Photo credit: Ian Morris Archives. Design: Peter Adams
A 1985 Zulu/CBS publicity shot: Dave McArtney, Ricky Ball, Harry Lyon, Graham Brazier
Ricky Ball, Harry Lyon, Graham Brazier, Dave McArtney, Lisle Kinney, a publicity shot from 1985
Lisle Kinney, Windsor Castle, 1977
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Lynch
Hello Sailor - Never Fade Away
Hello Sailor in 1977: Dave McArtney, Lisle Kinney, Graham Brazier, Harry Lyon, Ricky Ball
Photo credit: Photo by Jeremy Templer
Sailor's Voyage (2007, part 1 of 4) - NZ On Screen
The debut album from 1977. Designed by Peter Adams, the inside of the original foldout LP cover featured band photos by Eldred Stebbing’s son Vaughan.
Fugitive For Love
Hello Sailor, 1977
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Lynch
Dave McArtney with Hello Sailor, Windsor Castle, Parnell, Auckland 1977
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Lynch
Dave McArtney, Graham Brazier and Harry Lyon performing Son of Sam - Mainstreet, 1979
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Gutter Black & Billy Bold (Play It Strange concert at The St James Theatre 2004)
1976
Dave McArtney writes to Rip It Up from Los Angeles, 1978
Auckland University Gym after a Hello Sailor gig - late 1970s
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Gutter Black (Campbell Live, 19 Dec 2008)
Dave McArtney and Graham Brazier with Hello Sailor at Auckland's Gluepot, 1978
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick