- Able Tasmans
Infobox musical artist 2
Name = Able Tasmans
Background = group_or_band
Label = Flying Nun
Jane Dodd Ronald Young
The Able Tasmans were an indie band from Auckland,
At various times, the band consisted of Leslie Jonkers, Peter Keen, Graeme Humphreys, Craig Mason, Jane Dodd (previously of
The Verlaines), and Ronald Young. They formed in 1984, and named themselves after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. They released four albums and two EPs on Flying Nun Records. The band split up in 1996. [http://www.flyingnun.co.nz/archive_site/bands/abletasmans/able_somebody.html Flying Nun band history] ] Ten years later Graeme Humphreys and Peter Keen regrouped to record an album, "The Overflow", under the name of Humphreys & Keen. [http://www.listener.co.nz/issue/3437/artsbooks/5702/baroque_dreams.html;jsessionid=B11CB8A4F0FD9A46406D097E1E7B319C "New Zealand Listener": "Baroque Dreams" by Nick Bollinger, March 25–31, 2006.] ]
The style of music played by the band could be considered as similar to the prevalent
Dunedin Soundfavoured by Flying Nun during the 1980s and 1990s, and most effective when keyboards (not normally prominent in the Dunedin Sound) were to the fore, as on their early student radio hit "Snow White Chook".
Graeme Humphreys is now better known in New Zealand for his role as a radio talkback host (under the name Graeme Hill).
The group have appeared on a few CD & DVD compilations since 1991 in
New Zealand. The following is a list of these albums that have featured tracks by the Able Tasmans.
* (1990) -
In Love With These Times( Flying Nun Records) - "What Was That Thing?"
* (1991) -
Getting Older( Flying Nun Records) - "Sour Queen"
* (1995) -
Abbasalutely( Flying Nun Records) - "S.O.S." ( ABBAcover)
* (2004) -
Second Season Flying Nun DVD II( Flying Nun Records) - "Big Bang Theory"
* (2004) -
Very Short Films( Flying Nun Records) - "Hold Me 1"
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