My debut album of comedy songs, recorded principally at Orange Studios in Christchurch.
You can contact me directly for CDs – 15 USD or 20 NZD, plus shipping.
“a very talented entertainer…he covers lots of bases” – Dr. Demento
“Be careful… you need to be prepared for a few belly laughs.” – William Dart, RNZ Concert
1. Symphony No 1 in Eb
2. Book Club
3. Flat White
4. An Icelandic Psychedelic Rock Song About Poland
6. Bike Lane
7. Ukulele Comedy Song
8. Flying Monkeys
9. How Many Legs
10. I am a Cat
12. Root Vegetable Opera
13. Where I’m From
14. Love is a Four-Letter Word
15. Dry July
RE-001 (released April 2, 2018)
UPC: 7 55491 11487 2
Interview about Pumpkins and other things on Nine to Noon on RNZ National:
Pumpkins featured on New Horizons on RNZ Concert (from 15:34):
Interview about Pumpkins on Standing Room Only on RNZ National:
We All Miss Hugs
The album features these songs:
Zoom Singalong: written and produced by me, it’s a power ballad about self-isolation and laggy internet.
HBO: Co-written with Devin Middleton and produced by me, this is a strange Lawrence Welk-style clarification of the various HBO streaming services.
Lactose Intolerance: A track by Devin Middleton/Debonair Status, featuring 16 bars from me as a New Zealand dairy farmer.
There are fifteen further songs to which I contributed piano, vocals, trumpets, and/or nothing at all.
Good Ass Group is Becca Nix Tham, Devin Middleton/Debonair Status, Heather Meza, Jake Dewar, Jamie Shriner Biddle, Matt Haas, Noelle Hoffman, Robbie Ellis, Ross Childs, and Tague Zachary.
Released October 2, 2020 on Bandcamp.
Jake Dewar, Comedian-Tragedian, invited me to be a featured artist on “Indefatigable”, a ska song on his album Responsibly Stupid. I contributed vocals, trumpet and trombone.
Released October 2018.
An album of New Zealand compositions commissioned and performed by the Jade String Quartet, featuring my string quartet Fragments of Noir.
– David Hamilton: Parlour Games
– Peter Adams: Look to the Far Horizon
– Kenneth Young: Nocturne for String Quartet
– Peter Scholes: String Quartet No 1
– Leonie Holmes: Fragment II
– Karlo Margetić: Ricercar
– John Elmsly: String Quartet in Three Movements
– Robbie Ellis: Fragments of Noir
RAT-D073 (August 2017)
UPC: 8 22601 40073 3
Not an album, but a book! Classic German-language poetry printed alongside wilful mistranslations into New Zealand English – very strong New Zealand English. Co-written with Cordelia Black.
The book is out of print but the poems are still at the EGLS Tumblr.
ISBN: 978-0-473-27989-9 (April 2014)