Don McGlashan Newsletter Interview
06 Nov 2006 // An interview by Kraven
1) What was your greatest achievement during 2006?
Releasing my first solo album and it faring quite nicely thank you everyone.
2) Do you have any new recordings or tours planned for 2007?
Yes, a new album, some more local touring and I hope a bit of international touring as well.
3) What do you think could be done to make NZ music even better?
For commercial radio stations to take a punt on playing new NZ songs and trusting their own ears, not overseas charts.
4) What is your favourite place to be in NZ?
Orere Point, south of Auckland
5) Who do you admire the most in NZ music at the moment?
Everyone and anyone who is striving to make a nice noise.
About Don McGlashan
Don was born in 1959 in Auckland, studied English and Music at Auckland University, and played French Horn and percussion in the Auckland Sinfonia from 1979-82.
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He was a member of the percussion ensemble From Scratch from 1979-86, and was drummer and singer with Auckland agit-punk band Blam Blam Blam from 1980-82. Together with Harry Sinclair he formed the innovative music/theatre/film act The Front Lawn in 1985, and they performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1988 and 1989, as well as in Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand until disbanding in 1990.
Don was singer and primary songwriter in The Mutton Birds from 1991 to 2002. The group signed to Virgin Records UK in 1995, and were based in London from then until 1999, touring all over the world.