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Esra Dekan

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After wowing an audience of more than 60 people at their debut performance at the Temple on 28 June 2002, Auckland based Esra Dekan have been working hard to bring their music to the public.

Playing their own style of high energy, crowd pleasing gigs has taken them as far a field Furneaux Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds, and to more local venues such as The Rose and Crown, North Shore Events Centre, ASB Stadium, and the Empire Tavern.

They are a widely renowned and professional covers band, playing a variety of music, covering different artists from every era since the 1960's.

Still harbouring the dream of bringing their own music out, they have seen covers and corporate gigs as not only a passion, but also a viable business opportunity.

As an example of their determination, in 2003 they set a goal to fund, record and film their music video, 'All Right' at York Street Studios with award winning engineer Clint Murphy. The corresponding video, directed by Ivan Slavov (other works include The WBC and Katchafire). Then by October 2003, they had released the video, and it received favourable support and airplay on RTR, Juice TV, and C4 in late 2003.

Esra Dekan have played shows with Augustino, Op Shop, Savant and Rubicon.

Entirely self-funded to date, Esra Dekan’s immediate plans are to "break the ice" with programmers throughout NZ and test the waters with their 13 song demo album 'Studio Sessions'.

Band Members:
Wesley Dowdell (drums)
Daniel Merrill (rhythm guitar)
Paul Normington (guitar)
Jeremy Pickford (bass)
Jon Pickford (vocals)

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Location

  • Auckland


Reviews / Interviews

REVIEW: Album Review: Studio Sessions
Submitted by Guest
28 Feb 2004

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Miss Kiwi_Oz

Joined: 27/11/05
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Hmm Just A Quick Question
Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2006 3:35 pm
Hi guys as always still an awesome band, but just wondered where has Jon Pickford gone and your other guitarist Paul gone to?

And have you added a new member to the band?

Anyway thanks for being such an awesome band better than any of the other bands that play Cock and Bull, and still fill of hotties as well!
 

Miss Kiwi_Oz

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Esra Dekans Album Studio Sessions
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:42 am
Hello anyone, I've enjoyed seeing Esra Dekan play at the Cock and Bull such an energetic show and really want to get their album Studio Sessions but unfortunetly nobody seems to have it, is there any other way of getting this album pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase.

 

sirjeremy11

Joined: 30/09/03
Posts: 21
Location: Auckland
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Esra Dekan vs The Barmy Army
Posted: Mon May 9, 2005 12:13 pm
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3271881a13555,00.html

Check that out. It explains why we will have not a lot of free time in June. Or sleep.
 

Jess_jess

Joined: 27/02/05
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Location: Auckland
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RE: Where have you guys gone
Posted: Sun Mar 6, 2005 3:39 pm
ha Wink i just saw your profile you look like the lead singer of maroon 5
rm7 04 TNIS rules
crap sunday and abou8t 3 hours of hmwk to do
 

Jess_jess

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RE: Esra Dekan - Full of Hotties
Posted: Sun Mar 6, 2005 3:35 pm
Ouch thats cold man
As always my duty to room 7 2004 you guys rock.and what happened to the reunion with mrs j too!! Im still game for rainbows end!! Laughing Right guys Evil
 

Jess_jess

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RE: Esra Dekan News
Posted: Sun Mar 6, 2005 3:23 pm
the row was a colourful thing to read but still adrian0476 made himself sound like an absolute jackarse there. Go Esra Dekan! cant wait to hear more from you!Rm7 04 you rock!

You guys do know you can use colour on this thing right! stop the boring black

This message was edited by Jess_jess on Sun Mar 6, 2005 3:24 pm.
 

Jess_jess

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Sat Mar 5, 2005 5:47 pm
Thanks thats wicked..
 

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:23 pm
Real Groovy have a second hand copy:

Click Here!
 

Jess_jess

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:06 pm
Hey guys, I have only heard one of the songs "its alright" cause mr pickford came in with the band and they played it for us i remember absoluty loving it but the problem is I CANT FIND THE CD where can i buy it from.......... I love it. P.s Nice work mr pickford looks like you got some fans! Mr Green haha but please where can i buy it???
Jesse dunn rm 7 04 you rule!!!!!!!! Yes even blake is alright i guess
TNIS is the best school ever ever ever ever ever

This message was edited by Jess_jess on Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:07 pm.
 

dragonorchid

Joined: 25/02/03
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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:50 pm
http://www.esradekan.com
Is the site I was talking about - it just has a big welcome banner and a feedback form on it... nothing else?
 

dragonorchid

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Wed Feb 2, 2005 4:21 pm
Cheers for posting your gigs. I'm gonna split the post up into seperate ones as soon as I have the time. BTW... Do you think you could help us out? We possibly need one more band for our Rock Factory gig on Thursday the 14th of April at the Kings Arms... and do you do cover songs as well as originals? Details here:
RF Section of Forum...
 

sirjeremy11

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Wed Feb 2, 2005 8:54 am
Thanks for the feedback... It wasn't all screechy.
Yeah, website? What website? It must have been some random fan type thing...

Sweeeeeeet

Rock Factory ay? Laughing
 

dragonorchid

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Tue Feb 1, 2005 5:42 pm
I really like Esra Dekan too...
Are you gonna post your next gigs on our gig guide at:
http://www.therockfactory.net?
So that I know when I can come see you Very Happy
And when is your website getting updated?!!!
 

nzaussiegirl

Joined: 14/01/05
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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Tue Feb 1, 2005 9:24 am
ya'll were once again fantastic.... but id expect nothing less!
hope you realise that was the second time we brought people onto the dance floor - hehehe
 

nzaussiegirl

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:00 pm
well just live and hope - unless you have hope issues too... Very Happy
wouldnt miss it for the world hun!
 

sirjeremy11

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:41 pm
How can I trust you? I have trust issues...
 

nzaussiegirl

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:23 am
trust me - we (my mates and i) havent forgotten Happy
 

sirjeremy11

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:21 am
And remember, we will be at RTotos this weekend (Sunday), Rose and Crown (Saturday), and Empire (Friday) Cool
 

nzaussiegirl

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:32 am
I knew it!! sorry - my mates thought i was being nuts - i met him when i was like 17 i think, we had a chat while he was offstage during rehersals... cant remember what the play was though.. hehe wicked Happy
 

sirjeremy11

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RE: hmmm just wondering
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:33 pm
Wesley was the Pak'n'Save dude.
And the drummer on the Zephyrs ad with the Capitol Records rooftop.
And just a general all round actor.
Thanks for the positive feedback.
We lurrrrrrrve it Happy
 

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