"I Haven't Played Guitar in a While"
Wichita, Waterloo, Phoenix, Te Atatu.
Simple names on a piece of paper but then, so much more besides.
It's not even about the places, although they are the stages where the stories play out, tales of everyday life and people.
It’s these stories that are left holding all the memories, the regrets and
with luck, a good tune.
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read the reviews :
“The songs ... they sound like classics, fearless and perfect.”
Nick Bollinger, RadioNZ
“He makes those lights seem magical and resonant … fine songs.”
Graham Reid, elsewhere.co.nz
“Gorgeous arrangements make this record so very special.
Your heart might just break.”
Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times
Dominic Blaazer; singer/songwriter.
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, found myself in London then matured in Auckland.
Boys Will Be Boys, 1982 - two Moogs, a Roland and a borrowed Oberheim. Me, Simon and Sarah.
Then came A Riot of Colour with a C86-era John Peel session and three 12" singles, one unreleased. After a spell in The Chills came lounge supremos, The Peter Stuyvesant Hitlist. We took on Vegas without having to leave the country. Smoothy was next, with "The Shock of The Smooth" a shapely calling-card.
I've absorbed much along the way so welcome to my own world of music.
Photos © Christian Irwin 2017
Together since 1990, I've been around the world with my baby H. She's may be chipped and worn, ragged and torn but she still sounds like an Angel to me.
Sam Hutton was the chief amplifier builder during Fender's golden age. Like a true craftsman, he proudly signed his work on this blackface Champ.
A Jr. in name only. Ebony fingerboard, Grover tuners, inlaid headstock and that P90 sound of killer bees. God's pickup.
Here's what we use when the power goes. L-R: 1) Sigma 00015-M - plays the starring role in "Simple Love". 2) Columbia gramophone playing Charlie Parker on a Savoy 78. 3) Harmony Sovereign 1270 12-string acoustic. (Seriously rebuilt.) No-name 1940s koa ukulele. The label says, Bergstroms Music, Honolulu, Territory of Hawai'i. 4)
The killer combination. That's a '63 JMI copper-plate, blue speaker, non top-boost. The strap is a Hendrix@Woodstock but in blue.
I always wanted to be a frustrated lounge singer.