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David Yetton - Dave Yetton Newsletter Interview

03 Oct 2005 // An interview by Shade
Who is Dave Yetton? Singer, songwriter, bass player and founder member of The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience. JPS Experience released three albums and two E.P's, toured the U.K., Europe and America, won Best Film Soundtrack at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards and released the top ten album Bleeding Star and top ten single Breathe before their demise in 1993.

In 1997, with help from members of The Muttonbirds and JPS Experience, Dave released the self-titled album The Stereo Bus. Largely a solo-record under the guise of a band - this album of self-penned tunes went on to win Album of the Year at the first ever b-Net music awards and was nominated for Album of the Year at the grown-ups New Zealand Music Awards.

He has just released his album "Blow Out Your Candles" and has provided us the following answers to our standard interview questions:

Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?

Wing

Who would you most like to tour with?

Jamie Oliver

What is your most embarrassing concert moment?

Pants dissolving - or was that a nightmare.

What are you planning on doing during the next year?

Ensuring myself and my family survive an outbreak of the bird flu.

What is in your CD collection at home?

Some of it is in storage but what I can see begins at A with Aphex Twin and finishes at Y with Yo La Tengo (have you noticed how many bands have names beginning with an S)

What were you doing before you made a name for yourself?

Playing in a band with a name beginning with an S.

What advice would you give other budding musicians?

There's no formula. And watch out for the bird flu.
 

About David Yetton

Singer, songwriter, bass player and founder member of The Jean Paul Sartre Experience - signed to Flying Nun Records in 1986. JPS Experience released three albums and two E.P's, toured the U.K., Europe and America, won Best Film Soundtrack at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards and released the top ten album Bleeding Star and top ten single Breathe before their demise in 1993. In a subsequent post-mortem the band was shown to have died due to an allergic reaction to the music business.

In 1997, with help from members of The Muttonbirds and JPS Experience, Dave released the self-titled album The Stereo Bus. Largely a solo-record under the guise of a band - this album of self-penned tunes went on to win Album of the Year at the first ever B-Net music awards and was nominated for Album of the Year at the grown-ups New Zealand Music Awards. By this time Dave, and his band The Stereo Bus, had become a live entity and as such were honoured by nominations for Most Promising Male Vocalist, Best Live Act, Most Promising Male Fox, Best Live Promising and Most Live Male.

Despite being executively produced by Neil Finn the second album from The Stereo Bus "Brand New" got fuck-all awards ... none-the-less it was a great record - moving a young journo at the New Zealand Herald to a five-star-review-frenzy ... proud owners of this "difficult second album" still swear by it... and it garnered a nomination for the song "Birthday" in the 1999 A.P.R.A. Silver Scroll Awards.

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Releases

Blow Out Your Candles
Year: 2005
Type: Album

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