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’.

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

Members:

Murray Loveridge

Fred Loveridge

The Lick business card.

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