The following NZ bands all performed original material. Each band outline is headed
with John Donoghue's specific role. To open up the history chapters and read further, click on chapter titles or band names.
GUITARIST: With the sixties came beat groups, flower power and the cheshire katt, surfing through all the psychedelic twists and turns of the decade before finally ending up in auckland as a soul/funk/blues unit.
GUITARIST: After releasing several successful singles in the 1960's, wellington's dizzy limits appeared to be the quintessential new zealand popband. However, in 1970 they journeyed to london, underwent radical changes and returned as the notorious rockband "timberjack."
GUITARIST: Timberjack were new zealand's first truly gothic rockband. Their short life is remembered for banned records, banned videos, banned performances and endless controversy over their 1971 loxene golden disc nomination.
GUITAR/BANJO: Bulldogs allstar goodtime band grew from early beginnings as a wellington jugband into a television and radio sensation. They ended their spectacular run by winning "artists of the year" at the 1974 NZ music awards.
GUITARIST: NZ blues-rock legends the human instinct blazed a trail between new zealand and london in the 1960's. In the early 1970's they expanded into a guitar quartet, capturing their new sound and style on an original rock opera album named the "hustler." This is the story of those years.
BASS GUITARIST: The warratahs were to become one of New Zealand's most popular country bands. Here we explore their early years from humble beginnings in a wellington basement to winning "NZ country album of the year" at the 1988 NZ music awards.
GUITAR & VOCALS: The timberjack donoghue project was brought back to life when john donoghue began performing annual live concert sets of his original folkrock compositions (with special guests) on the wakastage at the waitangi treaty grounds on february 6th, 2010. (waitangi day)
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