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NZMM: Favourite Wellington Music Moment – Mermaidens

Last edited: 03.05.18 | Comment? | By

For NZ Music Month the last couple of years, we asked bands/artists for a favourite memory of making music in Wellington.

It could involve a favourite gig, a funny story from the recording studio, a moment that led to the inspiration for a song, the fond recollection of a defunct venue, or the piece of music or lyric that they were most proud of creating.

We really enjoyed the stories people told us, so we are doing it again this year.

Up first for Music Month 2018 is Gussie from Mermaidens.

It was 2014, the final Camp a Low Hum in Wainuiomata. Mermaidens were a very fresh band so when we were asked to play we thought we’d made it. While we were setting up to soundcheck the sky was growing increasingly grey and ominous. The stage started to flood and our pedals and guitars started to swim. The stage manager called it quits and we were sent back to the gear tent, absolutely gutted that we didn’t get to play The Most Important Show Of Our Lives. But hold on, our dreams were then rekindled by a raincoat clad dude…”Come back! You’re playing in the noisy room!” We rejoiced, set up our wet gear and somehow managed to stumble through the set without getting electrocuted!

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