Not a band to bend to industry pressure, Minuit created hypnotic dance music and forged their own path ahead for over a decade. Their numerous EPs, studio albums and remix compilations showed them to be a band unafraid to evolve their beats, instrumentation and style, while keeping their sound undeniably Minuit.

Minuit (‘Midnight’ in French) had their genesis in Nelson in the late 1990s. Vocalist Ruth Carr sang and played drums in various bands that changed and morphed, eventually becoming Minuit, with multi-instrumentalists, producers, and samplers Paul Dodge, and Ryan Beehre. At this point in the band’s metamorphosis, there was a fourth member, Lance Tighe, who was their vocalist, while Carr played the drums.

NZ Musician February/March 2006
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Minuit at Wellington's HomeGrown Festival with Gamelan by Taniwha Jaya
Photo credit: Photo by Sean Aickin
The Final Fling
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Paul Dodge, Ruth Carr, Ryan Beehre
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Minuit at BBC's Maida Vale studios in London, recording a live session for Annie Nightingale
Photo credit: Minuit Collection
Ruth Carr
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Book of the Dead
Last Night You Saw The Band
25 Bucks
Ruth Carr
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Ryan Beehre, Ruth Carr and Paul Dodge for the release of The 88 album in 2003
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Ruth Carr - vocals

Paul Dodge - multi-instrumentalist

Ryan Beehre - multi-instrumentalist


Ruth Carr has worked on films The Hobbit, King Kong, and Australia as a furniture maker, and in the textiles department.

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