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Jennifer Says

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Wellington's guitar pop merchants. Beautiful pop/folk songs. Some rocked up, some smoothed out.

1989 - Kim Potter met Evan Williams and Tim Robertson at Tawa College and began playing together as Rhythm Biscuit.

1990 - Kim Potter, Grayson Cooke and Richard Small (Breathe) spent a reckless weekend in Greytown running naked through the streets and blowing up a guitar amp borrowed from the local school. As well as this, they recorded a few (very) lose tunes, which, evidently became a huge underground novelty hit at Sydney University. - Weird, but true.

1992 - Kim and Evan studied Jazz and Rock at Whitireia Polytech where they recorded 'You Fill Me Up' with Bass Player Brendan Moses.

1993 - Kim is hauled on stage by Neil Finn and forced to sing 'Better Be Home Soon'. Despite being unable to speak after screaming for 90 minutes. Somehow, the song survives.

1994 - Kim and Evan begin playing with Bass player Camina Chin as Storyboard. They record two more tracks - 'In Your Corner' and 'As Long As I'm Here' at Phil Hornblow's Vision Studios. Taking a trip to Auckland to hunt out a record deal, the band were all but signed to and independant label when Kim developed the travel bug and spent a year in England.

1996 - Kim spent time in the UK and Europe writing music and working in his "other job" as a Circus performer. It was as a comedian/juggler that he toured with British Pop group Dodgy while they were at the top of the UK charts. Also, during this time, Kim met Jimmy Christmas, now in The D4. They were both busking in Brighton, England.

1999 - Kim returned to Wellington to put together a new band. Evan was busy with the covers outfit Atomic, but was eventually coaxed into joining what is now Jennifer Says...".

November 1999 - The band complete a short tour of New Zealand's North Island, including dates at Gisborne's Number 9 bar, The Temple, and Raglan's Milkbar.

March 2000 - Jennifer Says head into Gil Craig's flying saucer studios to record 4 songs for independent release.

June 10, 2000 - The band release 'Regular Tones' at Wellington's Valve Bar with new bass player Matt Newdick.

August 2000 - 'Metronome' goes straight to #1 on Vision100 FM. and sits there for seven weeks. A new Drummer joins - Anthony Davies, fresh out of Massey (Wgtn) Jazz School.

Band Members:
Kim Potter (vocals, guitar)
Anthony Davies (drums, percussion)
Matt (guitar)

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  • Wellington


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