project for Christchurch musician Mitchell, who was previously
a member of the group the Rue, who featured:
Singer / Guitarist - Nigel Mitchell
Singer / Guitarist - Craig Tomilinson
Bassist - Shane Ball (Kantuta - NZ Latin American group)
Drummer Julian (Camellias)
Later replaced by Scott Wilkinson (Ballon d'Essai)
The Rue had some pretty good songs notably Mitchell's
composition "Listen". Rob Mayes worked with the Rue as
their live sound engineer, the band splitting before
they could record. While compiling the South
Compilation Mitchell recorded
the "Who Is Diane" track at Mayes home on 4 track. The
title refers to a Rue song - "Dying Man",
after a performance of said song an audience member was
heard to ask "Who is Diane?"!
This track was said to be a favourite of Straw People
co-founder Mark Tierney.
Mitchell moved to Wellington to take up teaching and
recorded and self-released a collection of his solo work,
unlike this track his other work has a more acoustic
Mitchell is presently working on a new project 'Sofa'.
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