Part one of four from this full length television programme.
Part two of four from this full length television programme.
Part three of four from this full length television programme.
The credits for this television programme.
Born of a dispute between TVNZ and record companies over video payments, True Colours tended to feature New Zealand bands in a studio setting, plus the occasional video. This first episode sets the template. Former Radio with Pictures host Dick Driver and Phillipa Dann (from pop show Shazam!) introduce a magazine-style show of live music, news and interviews. Ardijah open proceedings here, with their mix of polynesian R&B and funk. Later Tim Finn gets the interview treatment. The dispute was eventually settled and True Colours ended after seven episodes.
In New Zealand I’m a bit disappointed that things haven’t got that much better. It’s still as hard here to make it. It’s still as hard to get air play; it’s still as hard to sell out concerts for local bands.– Tim Finn