Bill Lake


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Bill Lake arrived in Wellington from Canberra in 1967, bringing with him an extensive knowledge of country blues styles and formidable skills on guitar, harmonica and vocals.
Over the years Bill has also developed in to one of the country’s best singer-songwriters. He has also fronted some of Wellington’s most loved bands such as the Pelicans the Living Daylights and his current vehicle the Laconics, as well as the Windy City Strugglers.

Last edited: 15.03.16

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  • View on NZ On Screen Making Music - Bill Lake

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Arts/Culture ; Short Film

    "Bill Lake of Wellington blues/roots institution The Windy City Strugglers takes the podium for this episode from a series for secondary school music students. Accompanied by fellow Strugglers Andrew Delahunty (guitar) and broadcaster/music critic Nick Bollinger (bass), he plays ‘Good Grief’ as an example of the way a song can be written through thinking about a single phrase. However, the main order of business is a beginners guide to the blues and rock’n’roll rhythms he holds so dear (along with a demonstration of guitar playing using open tunings)." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Radio with Pictures - North Island Music

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Series ; Music ; Television

    "Roving reporter Simon Morris talks to music movers and shakers in this special report for TVNZ’s 80s rock show. Auckland is on the cusp of the club boom and live music is waning. A youthful club promoter Russ Le Roq (aka Russell Crowe) flies the flag for the kids, Colin Hogg is unimpressed and a fresh faced Graeme Humphreys (aka Graeme Hill) fronts the Able Tasmans. Meanwhile, local acts are in short supply in Wellington. The live scene is healthier but radio certainly isn’t. The Pelicans (with a young Nick Bollinger) and Strikemaster perform." (NZ On Screen summary)


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