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The Eighth Note: Ryan Prebble

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‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or to introduce you to a new musician or band and their music.

Up first is Ryan Prebble of Spartacus R & The Nudge.


Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:

I am Ryan Prebble from The Nudge and Spartacus R


What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?

The Nudge have just released a new single called Dark Arts. Its the title track of our second album due for release in February 2017. Spartacus R are chipping away on our 3rd album…



Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?

The internet! thenudge.co.nz has links to all our social media etc But coming along to our gigs is the best place to find our music, or find yourself in our music.


What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?

Pretty tough question, but 3 that spring to mind from my teenage years are: The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses, Radiohead – Ok Computer, Ben Harper – Welcome to The Cruel World.


Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?

Another tough question! There are so many bands and musicians that i love to listen too and would love to work with. I am lucky enough to have worked with some of them too. To nail down one is tough! Riki Gooch would be one. He pushes alot of boundaries…and buttons too.


What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?

I dont have a favourite venue, there are some great ones for different types of gigs. San Fran is great for bigger gigs, Puppies/Happy was great for gritty, sweaty gigs along with Moon.



In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape? Generally the music comes first, a mumbled melody, and words take shape from there. Or sometimes it just remains instrumental. Words get in the way sometimes.


Where/when is your next gig? The Nudge play San Fran Bath House on December 2nd with support from Sea Mouse. Its to promote our new single Dark Arts. Spartacus R will have a surprise gig in March…



You can check out Ryan’s solo album here, ‘Spartacus R’ on VINYL here, and some ‘Nudge’ here.

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