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’.

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