Demos 'n' Jams

by Gavin Burgess

Hero 04:51
Sometimes 04:27
Fuzz 03:07
Excuse Me 02:45
Gavin Burgess: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals. Gary Wahrlich: Drums. Phil Fahey: Bass Guitar.
Advice 01:58


Early demos and home recordings, mostly recorded between 1990 and 1994 Originally released on cassette in 1994. Remastered with additional tracks added and re-released on CD in 2004.

Technical Notes:
Tracks 1,2,6,9,10 Recorded on 4 track 1/4inch tape by Bert Whitcombe at Snappy tracks, Wanganui and Mixed to Hi Fi VHS.
Tracks 3,4,7,8 Recorded to mono on two track ¼ inch tape in the “Absence Of Alice” practice room, Auckland. Overdubs added by “ping-ponging” and final overdubs added during mix to cassette.
Track 5 rhythm guitar, bass and drum machine recorded to cassette during jam in Gavin’s lounge, Wanganui. Vocals, lead guitar, sound bites added on ¼ inch tape at Snappy tracks and mixed to Hi Fi VHS by Bert Whitcombe.
Track 11 Recorded by Gavin Legge to ADAT at Gavland Studio 2004 and mixed to DAT by Gavin Burgess.
Track 12 recorded to 4 track cassette in Gavin’s practice room, Wanganui. Vocal effects and silly sounds added during mix to stereo cassette.

This album was assembled from a collection of archived demo recordings. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the best possible audio quality, the listener will be aware of tape hiss, distortion (both digital and analogue) and drop outs. This is not a fault but imperfections inherent in these recordings.


released November 1, 2004

All lyrics written by Gavin Burgess. All music written by Gavin Burgess except track 5 written by Burgess/Henderwood

Murray Loveridge: Bass 1,2,6; Congas 10; Snare Drum 9.
Mark Henderson: Rhythm Guitar 5; Violin 2.
Greg Lewis: Clarinet 9.
David Coleman: Trumpet 9.
Scott Morpeth: Electric Rhythm guitar 1.
Bert Whitcombe: Drum Machine Programming 6.
Gary Wharlich: Drums 4,7,8.
Phil Fahey: Lead Guitar 4,6,8; Bass 4,7; Backing vocals 4.
Gavin Burgess: All guitars, bass, drums, programming, recording and mixing unless otherwise stated.
Post Production by Gavin Burgess at Gavland Studio, Wellington, New Zealand.
Bravely Mastered by Neil Maddever at Sounds Unlimited, Wellington, New Zealand.


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Gavin Burgess is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, studio engineer and producer who divides his time between his home in Thailand and his native New Zealand. He has performed and released music with bands including ‘Top Secret’, ‘The Gavin Burgess Band’, and as a solo artist. He records and releases through his own independent ‘Gavland’ label. ... more

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