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Peter Steven
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Our Big Break
We again shopped around our demo tape to the pubs and
clubs around Melbourne but the reaction was much more different than the
first time. One of the bookers at the Prince of Wales in St Kilda liked
the tape so much he had us playing a gig there within a...
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So what?
So why did we not make it big? Did we suck ... no, I don't think so. We had a few people genuinely interested in what we were doing. We got some good reviews in the local street press, some booking agents gave us some great chances, we had a few things goin...
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Can't get there from here?
I wrote and demoed more than 100 songs before I turned 25. I figured that practice makes perfect, and the creative juices were not just flowing but pouring out of me. Writing a song was (and still is) pretty easy for me. Writing a good one is not as easy .....
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Grinding halt
After 3 years of struggle, 1994 would be the Honeyriders last year. After 2 failed attempts at recording a debut single, the enthusiasm within the band started to dwindle. Rehearsals became a bit of a rarity, gigs even more scarce. But when things looked tr...
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Second Time ... Lucky?
We auditioned quite a few bass players and none even came even close to fitting in. One day I bumped into an old school friend. His girlfriend was the sister of a guy who used to play bass, and I wondered if he was still playing. Matt came to rehearsals and...
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Bye Bye Bill
After about a year of playing sporadic gigs around Melbourne, Bill understandably got a bit disenchanted with the whole merry go round of playing small gigs to a half empty room supporting bands we didn’t like. He was suggesting we concentrate on recording ...
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In the studio for the very first time ... sort of.
Bill suggested a studio in St Kilda he recorded before with the Tide. We went in with the intention to record 2 songs and release a independent 7” single. We had booked the studio for a day, not a long time, but Bill assured us we could do it. Bill had invi...
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