Murray and Fred Loveridge


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’.

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

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge

The Lick business card.
Trivia:

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.

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