Alan Downes


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Alan Downes is a singer and writer of original New Zealand songs. He spent 50 years living and farming inland from Napier and now he is having a look at city life in Wellington, trying to retrain his hands to play a guitar and writing a swarm of stories he is calling songs. With memory being a fickle thing, he has recorded his songs as a CD so he can remember how they go.

Nick Bollinger reviews the unreconstructed Kiwi country of Alan Downes’ ‘The Best’ for ‘The Sampler’….

Nick Bollinger reviews local vernacular balladry from Alan Downes’ ‘Moving On’..(Begins at 10 minutes 30…)

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Text/Covers sourced from Amplifier. Used with permission.

Last edited: 11.09.15

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