Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Its been a very long while since we blogged last! This summer has been our third tiki tour around our beautiful country from hometown Dunedin to Baylys Beach in Northland.

We've had a lot of fun over this summer highlights definitely being an all nighter & bonfire with the crew from the Redcliff(Te Anau), Recording our first live duo Album - Live At The Boathouse(Nelson) thanks to JR Richardson, playing our first festival Sanctuary Sounds(Hastings), opening for our buddies Alizarin Lizard and Brown in Hamiltron and last but not least seeing the New Year in at Baylys Beach with the Funky Fish crew and having a round of EPIC golf on New Years day 4hrs 9holes (A lot of laughter involved)!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sydney to Melbourne

From Newcastle we drove to Sydney and visited our friend Glen and his family who made us a feast of pork belly on the barbie! We had a few beers and got excited talking about the upcoming Catlin's River Festival! Mark it on your calendar its going to be unreal! Thanks guys you're awesome!
It was early to rise for a full on roadie all the way to Melbourne.
After a 11hr drive we finally made it to Melbourne, freshened up, had a few drinks, jumped on a tram and had a great night at Yah Yah's in Fitzroy. Then NINJA!
 We said goodbye to the van!
 The next day my little brother Euan took us to the centre of Melbourne. I met up with my friend Sofie and we all had a jug of Monteaths Larger at EFifty Five.
 Melbourne trams a really cool!
Jared and I played at an open mic night at Berth Browns
 We spent the next day riding around on the trams to different places
Here's Flinders Station
 We checked out Ashes new pad
 On our way home we stopped in at Souper Burger! YUM
 Si and I enjoying our soup while our burgers are getting made up!
The wonderfully talented Tui Johnson let us stay at her lovely flat. She was working on getting pieces for her debut Melbourne exhibition which was on the 24th July. This is her Giant Squid inking a Nebula!
 Never worry when you're with Whare! Our friend Simon and his two flatmates took us on an outing to Portsea.
 On our last night in Melbourne the clan gathered together and we all went to Lentil As Anything
 We spent the next day drawing with Tui, this was an eye spy drawing game.
 Simon very kindly drove us to the Airport through the whale rib tunnel past the giant chip. Thank you Si you are the BEST! xox We had the most amazing time in Australia catching up with old friends and making new ones! We can't wait to do it again very soon.

Hankey Bannister

 We drove south until we got to South West Rocks. By that time it was dark, so we pulled up at a camping ground and got ourselves some Stones Ginger Wine and Hankey Bannister to celebrate the first night in our camper.
The next morning we visited the Trial Bay Gaol, we were told it was an excellent place to find kangaroos......the hunt was on!
 We found a sign......
 And some poos......
 Our first Kangaroo!
 We hit the road again after that, headed to Newcastle for a gig at Ocean View Hotel in Dudley
 We stopped for lunch at Black Butt Reserve in Newcastle.
 We then made our way to Toby's place in Red Head, a friend we had made at the Song Summit. Toby had got us the gig at the Hotel in Dudley. This is his awesome collection of critters!
 Bearded Dragon
 Kevin the Python
 Jamming with the Publican of  the Ocean View Hotel.
 Toby and his parents.
 Jared found his doppelganger
 Early the next morning before we travelled south toward Sydney Toby took us for a walk to his beach.