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Ghostplane

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Previously named Gamanaut and renamed in 1997, Ghostplane's first gig was in a tiny Wadestown kitchen at a farewell. They were placed fourth in the 1997 Battle of the Bands and third in the 1998 Battle Of The Bands.

Ghostplane were also formerly known as Dana Eclair, and changed their name in early 2003. The name Dana Eclair was taken from an actor from the 80s TV show McGyver.

Ghostplane fall very approximately into the category of experimental indie rock/pop with a side of dark alt-country thrown in. With three vocalists, acoustic and electric guitars, miscellaneous semi-functioning electronic devices, lopsided rhythms, old drum machines and due respect to 'the random element' you could say, in musicological terms, they've 'got their own thing going' - and it definitely is a very good thing.

However, if you want more reference points here they are. They are not a million miles away from good friends and fellow Wellingtonians The Phoenix Foundation, or Arizonians Calexico - both of whom they have recently performed live shows with. Two of the tracks that appear on 'Panther Valley Country Club' - 'State Hijak' and 'The Straight and Narrow' - have had a bunch of play on B-net radio stations, and the latter track also has an accompanying promotional video.

Newly signed to Arch Hill Recordings, Ghostplane have created a seven-track debut that impresses all who hear it. Recorded in a remote location (henceforth dubbed the 'Panther Valley Country Club') the band performed these songs live for the first time to a packed house at the Indigo Bar in Wellington midway through 2004.

Band Members:
Mark Dyburgh (bass)
Achilles Botes (guitar)
Andrew Grayson (drums)
Ash Harmer (bass)
Simon Cooke (percussion, keyboards)

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Ghostplane on the TV and the Radio
Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:37 pm
Ghostplane Hit Auckland for the release of their debut release 'The Panther Valley Country Club'.

Ghostplane are doing a short Interview on C4's Homegrown at 10:30pm Thursday night, catch them and their video for 'The Straight and Narrow'.

Also doing an interivew on 95bfm's breakfast show at 9:20am on Friday morning, so listen out.

Ghostplane are the featured artist on Uncharted next week also.
 

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Dana Eclair - Handle The Jandal Winners 2002
Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2002 12:13 pm
Dana Eclair won two awards at 'Handle The Jandal 2002', they were:

* Rising Star

Luke Savage for 'Trouble' by Dana Eclair, and

* 2nd Runner Up

Luke Savage for 'Trouble' by Dana Eclair.

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