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Maurice Priestley

Maurice began his performance experience in the NZ folk scene of the late '60s and early '70s, moving into blues and rock and touring with bands on the pub circuit through to the '80s.

A brief early '70s encounter with Waikato University coincided with a vibrant Waikato music scene providing Maurice the opportunity to jam and play guitar with Dave Maybee, Mike Farrell, Billy TK, Marion Arts and Robbie Laven, et al. Maurice joined Maybee’s outfit Climax/ Red Herring in 1975 touring the central North Island and the South Island. 

Through ’77 to ’79 Maurice played on the NZ pub circuit with Easy Street, a band which was set up in home town, Gisborne, and eventually based in Hamilton. Easy Street played in pubs and clubs in just about every region in the country. 

Managing and operating Capture Studio in Gisborne from the mid 80s saw Maurice working with great musicians on many projects including those listed below.  He added guitar teaching to his repertoire during this period in schools, community education and privately.

Joining forces with Neil Worboys, who was teaching in and around Gisborne at the time, to form the Customliners in ’89 has led to an ongoing musical partnership in the Wellington incarnation, Neil Worboys and the Real Time Liners. 

Maurice moved to Wellington with his wife Jenny O’Connor at the turn of the millennium and continued to teach guitar at privately and in local schools including at the Tawa Music Centre.

Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 October from 6:30pm beginner lesson & easy songs, 7:30pm more complex styles and songs

This course has been CANCELLED. Want to learn to play the Ukulele? Beginner and Intermediate ukulele lessons including basic chords and songs leading to improving playing skills and theoretical understanding. Bring your own ukulele.

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