The New Loungehead

aka Loungehead

The New Loungehead were an important and highly influential inner-city Auckland jazz band of the 1990s. The band's members can be found on countless recording credits, and their sound was pivotal in melding the direction of much of the city's soul, hip-hop and jazz in the 2000s and beyond.

Formed as Loungehead in early 1995, this Auckland jazz outfit upgraded themselves to The New Loungehead in 1996, after some line-up changes. Guitarist Dan Sperber had been working on the debut album for Sulata on Deepgrooves, which led to New Loungehead being signed to the label.

Godfrey de Grut
Photo credit: Kane Massey Collection
Chip Matthews
The New Loungehead
Photo credit: Photo by Ian McRae
Matthias Sudholter, Chip Matthews, Dan Sperber, Isaac Levi Tucker, Godfrey de Grut
Photo credit: Duncan Cole
The New Loungehead
The New Loungehead - Came A Weird Way (Deep Grooves, 1997)
The New Loungehead - Godfrey de Grut, Nick Gaffaney, Dan Sperber, Chip Matthews
Photo credit: Ian McRae
Casual Carnage
Cloth feat. Sulata

Godfrey de Grut - keyboards, saxophone

Chip Matthews - bass

Dan Sperber - guitar

Isaac Levi Tucker - percussion, drums

Matthias Sudholter - percussion, drums




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