The Convairs

Auckland folk group The Convairs formed in 1961. The trio of Johnny Bond (vocals, banjo), Michael Dolan (vocals, guitar) and Phil Seth (vocals, guitar) spent 18 months practising together before entering and winning the radio talent show Have A Shot on 1ZB.

As part of their prize they recorded their first single ‘Lemon Tree’ for the Mascot label.

The Convairs, performing in Gisborne, April 1963; also on the bill was the Māori Hi-Five. 
Photo credit: Gisborne Photo News
The Convairs on Karekare Beach on Auckland's West Coast. The band had stumbled onto a Jennifer Dean bikinis photoshoot whilst doing their own shoot and the two photoshoots were combined for a moment.
Photo credit: Photo by Geoff Studd
The Convairs.
The Convairs sign to HMV
Photo credit: Grant Gillanders collection
The Convairs get busy at AKTV2.



Montmartre advertisement, early 1960s, featuring Lyn Barnett, the Convairs, and introducing Dave Gerard. Backing group: the Mike Walker Trio. Second show starts at 1.00am. 

Johnny Bond - vocals, banjo

Michael Dolan - vocals, guitar

Phil Seth - vocals, guitar

Ray Brooks - vocals, banjo

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