Little Bushman


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Little Bushman was formed in Wellington in 2005 by Warren Maxwell after he left Trinity Roots. His intent was to move towards his influences from the experimental, psychedelic rock era of the 60s and 70s. Originally a trio of Warren Maxwell (lead vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, saxophone), Rick Cranson (drums, backing vocals) and Tom Callwood (bass), they quickly added Joe Callwood (lead guitar, backing vocals) while recording Onus of Sand, their first album. (By Martyn Pepperell) Read moreProfile from Audioculture, available under a Attribution Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand Licence

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  • View on NZ On Screen Making Music - Warren Maxwell

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Arts/Culture ; Short Film

    "Trinity Roots' vocalist and songwriter Warren Maxwell (later of Little Bushman) talks about his career and songwriting in this episode from a series for secondary school music students. Maxwell explains the genesis of the Wellington roots/reggae act's classic 'Little Things' (and the making of its music video) and performs a stripped back excerpt from the song. He also recalls the problems the band encountered in recording their first album and he previews a new work 'Angel Song' (which later appeared on Trinity Roots' second album Home, Land and Sea).  " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen The Gravy - Series Three, Episode One (Little Bushmen vs Auckland Philharmonia)

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Documentary ; Music ; Arts/Culture ; Television

    "This episode of the Sticky Pictures’ arts show covers a 13 July 2008 concert that combined the musical talents of the Little Bushman with composer John Psathas and the Auckland Philharmonia. Trinity Roots alumnus Warren Maxwell is the frontman for Little Bushman and is a behind-the-scenes guide as they prepare their trademark psychedelic blues for Psathas (Olympics 2004 opening ceremony score composer) to wrangle for orchestral collaboration. Philharmonia met harmonica in one-off gig at Auckland Town Hall. The doco was directed by Mark Albiston." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Trinity Roots

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Trinity Roots were the embodiment of pure roots-fuelled Aotearoa reggae. They forged a reputation as an unmissable live act, with Warren Maxwell (Arts Laureate, frontman for Little Bushman) leading the surge towards rapture. Performances were famous for jazz and Hendrix-influenced drum and guitar crescendos. The intensity was captured on two albums of indigenous downbeat classics: 2001's True and 2004's Home, Land and Sea and in the epic farewell performance promo for 'Home, Land and Sea'. "From the tail of the fish..." Chur!" (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen The Adults

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "A Kiwi supergroup, The Adults had their origins in songs written by Shihad frontman Jon Toogood that didn't suit that band. Instead, Toogood reached out to Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer) and Julia Deans (Fur Patrol) to help him record them for a solo project. The original songs were soon shelved in favour of all new collaborations and an album was recorded with a diverse pool of musicians including Anika Moa, Ladi6, Warren Maxwell (Little Bushman), Gary Sullivan (Dimmer, JPSE) and Tiki Taane (who co-produced the project with Toogood)." (NZ On Screen summary)


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