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’.

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

The Lick business card.
Members:

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge

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