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Bakers Eddy

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Young rock group from South Karori who, in their own words, ‘…subscribe to Dave Grohl’s philosophy, that bands are made by practising in the drummers garage, not discovered on some TV show…’.

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Formed in 2009 high school years at Onslow College. Inspired by the sounds of 90s/early 2000s rock, Ciarann Babbington (guitar/vocals), Jamie Gordon (drums/backing vocals), and twin brothers Ian and Alex Spagnolo (bass/backing vocals, guitar/backing vocals) practiced together relentlessly and soon made an impact in the local scene, winning 1st place in the Wellington Youth Battle of the Bands in 2013, and 3rd Place National Battle of the Bands 2014. In that time, they’ve performed extensively around New Zealand alongside the likes of Curlys Jewels, ‘Gentleman Callers’, ‘Setting Fire to Stacey’, ‘Armed In Advance’ and ‘The Black Trio’, winning themselves fans from Auckland to Dunedin along the way, recorded with respected London music producer Asa Bennett, and work-shopped songs with the legendary Dave Dobbyn at Wanaka’s Yami Sounz Summit. Online, Bakers Eddy’s infectious single ‘Something Outside’ has racked up over 16,000 plays on SoundCloud.

After coming 3rd in the 2014 Battle of the Bands competition the band was reluctant to compete again, until they saw that a 10 date tour of Europe was the top prize. The 2015 event was the 20th anniversary of the competition, and also the biggest national final in its history with 44 bands competing. Where did they come?



The band also won recording time at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios, a global radio promotion campaign that will see their music delivered to 250,000 radio stations, and a received a mixing desk.

Cover sourced from Amplifier. Text sourced from Bakers Eddy. ‘Battle Of The Bands’ winners sourced from Rip It Up, No. 375, August 2015. ‘Plastic Wasteland’ review sourced from Rip It Up, No. 376, September 2015. Used with permission.

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