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Hello Sailor - Give It A Whirl Interview

Interview – 2022

Dave McArtney, Harry Lyon and Graham Brazier, the three founding members of Hall of Fame band Hello Sailor, sit down to discuss making music in Aotearoa.

In this interview for 2003 television series Give It A Whirl, the trio covered many topics, including:

  • First impressions of, and movement in, the music industry  
  • Meeting each other, moving into Mandrax Mansion and messing around in Auckland (12 minutes in)
  • Writing individually, and performing together (28 minutes)
  • The differences between playing live and recording albums (35 minutes)
  • From home to America, to Australia, then back home again (40 minutes)
  • Completing Graham Brazier's classic solo album Inside Out on an extremely tight timeframe (65 minutes)
  • Band development and more touring (83 minutes)
  • The influence of British and American music on NZ music (91 minutes)

Read more about Hello Sailor, on AudioCulture (NZ On Screen's sister website)

This interview was recorded for the 2003 season of TV series Give it a Whirl. All audiovisual content is copyright to Visionary Film & TV, and may not be reproduced.

...we were very careful to not lose sight of that visual thing. The songs that came with it created the tension, because the songs were delicate little vignettes about people, and about life, and also sort of acid trippy type of scenarios and odd things — negative things, dark things…there’s a bit of film noir in there, a bit of everything. And yet you had this rock'n'roll… this pub rock. So it had the tension of being this artistic thing plus being pub rock.
– Dave McCartney on Hello Sailor (30 minutes into this interview)