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Offsider

by Shayne P Carter

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Gavin Hellyer
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Gavin Hellyer Shayne is a legendary figure in New Zealand music dating back to around the 80s and his groups, which included Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits & The Doublehappys. He played a gig I'm aware of in 2014 with Michael & Robbie from The Dead C, but I just read today that he made this comeback album 2 years ago. And it's fantastic. Strong use of piano and almost classical at times, but building in high drama as the work progresses. Very Peter Hamill. Dunno how I missed it upon release. Magnificent. Favorite track: We Will Rise Again.
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Graeme This is an absolutely wonderful album.

Due to the different songwriting and musical approach, It's a slow burner, much like Dimmer's first album was. In fact, It's very much like an analogue hopeful version of I Believe you are a Star

As ever, Shayne's songwriting, voice and lyrics shine through to produce a wonderful sound that is a unique departure from his rich body of work over 30 odd years.

I admit to being very sceptical that this could match up or even get close to Shayne finest output. How could it? It's piano album FFS?!

But it is a wonderful surprise, full of beautiful moments which, at times, show a Shayne Carter at his most vulnerable, melodic, open, naive and, at times, also his best.

A wonderful album that was a long time coming (in the end...)

Thankfully it was worth the wait.

Cheers Shayne!

PS: big ups to Gary - he was huge on this album. He must of loved making it!

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released September 9, 2016

Written, arranged, produced and performed by Shayne P Carter with Gary Sullivan (drums), Nick Roughan (bass 2,7), Tamsin Taylor (violin 1,3,7), Nick Tapsell (cello 1,6), Richard Steel (sax 4,7), Julia Deans 9Backing Vocals 5).
Mixed by Nick Roughan and Shayne P Carter.
Mastered by Nick Roughan
Cover photo by Greta Anderson. Design by Desiree Hoera

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