time period - 1983 - 1984.
Incredibly young band who impressed during their short
existence, narrowly losing to the Whiteboys in the
1984 Battle of the Bands, the Triffids were sort of
pre-dance based guitar pop; a band in development.
Their music was bouncy rhythmic stuff, and they probably
owned a lot of British postcard pop and bands like
23 Skidoo, and Scritti Politti
They consisted of:
Marc Howe - Bass (Breathing Cage, Verve, Burn, Rocket
Jamie McCabe - Vocals
Ben Stockwell - Guitar
Craig Gurney - Drums (Verve, Burn, Rocket Monster)
The band hit problems with their own perception of their
music and the inevitable drugs, and split. They released
2 tracks, both appearing on Failsafe
Howe has continued his love of music and
studied Jazz at the Christchurch Polytech Jazz school, and continued to perform with Gurney in bands (Burn, Rocket Mosnter).
His father was a jazz player who performed with Benny
Goodman, & Jack Teagarden and appeared in MGM Jazz movies with Fred Astair.
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