The Spines

  • When: 6th Mar 1:15pm
  • Where: Rintoul St
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Jon McLeary formed the Spines in Wellington in 1981 with Caroline Easther (drums) and Rob Mahoney (bass) to perform and record his songs. They released albums for Ripper Records, Jayrem and Flying Nun. Since then the band has had over twenty members through its ranks and shared the stage with bands like the Buzzcocks, the Violent Femmes and the Fall.
Very much a Wellington band, the current line-up is; McLeary (guitar and vocals), Les Knight (bass), Malky Taylor (drums) and Hannah Fraser (keyboards, violin and vocals).  They play a fiery brand of rock love songs, totally original and honest.
They celebrate 35 years of existence in 2016.