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’.

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