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NZMM: Favourite Wellington Music Moment – Bingo Fighter

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.

Next up is Bingo Fighter. Formed by Hayden who was initially a drummer and toured the seas on cruise ships (like a pirate). He then picked up guitar a number of years ago, and began writing and performing his own material. Bingo Fighter gets it’s sound from a fresh approach with emphasis on harmonic interest, punk, sometimes heavy guitars, all with a strong rhythmic component.

An old song of mine which got it’s premiere at Valhalla on Sunday 5th May is called Soda Pop. The lyrics sum this subject up pretty nicely if I do say so:
Soda Pop taste so good. Soda pop before me, it makes me sing this little ditty. Give me 1, give me 2, give me 3, give me 4, and before you can be sure I’ll open one before I do the chores. Give me 5, give me 6, give me 7, give me 8, oh how the fizz does taste so great and now I’ve got the Bingo Buzz!


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