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« on: April 05, 2008, 06:06:00 pm »

I just read that Bari died at the age of 22 !!  Shocked

Bruce Sergent's site says that "Bari originally started out playing in his father's band in 1961 before moving to a local Stratford band called the Crescendos"
Does anyone know the name of Bari's father's band ? and the groups which Bari was in ?

Bari also ran a night club and had been working as a promoter, all this within approx. an 8 year period.
He appeared to be a huge talent, what would he have achieved if life had not been so cruel.

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008, 08:06:19 pm »

When I came to Taranaki to start the new outfit that would become Bari & the Breakaways, he and Dave Orams,(the eventual bass player) were in a dance band called "The Nightlights." Sat nights at the sports hall I think it was.
Bari's Dad's Band? Cant help sorry.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 07:38:14 am »

That band The Nitelights played at the Stratford War Memorial Hall on Saturday nights for what seemed like years. They later changed their name to The Nevadas. Both of these bands were the main dance band of the time in Taranaki
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2008, 06:38:07 pm »

Here is some great reading about Bari and the Breakaways.

Jez Grudly, I wish I had been older when you guy's were in Masterton, my Mum remembers you though.  Grin

I think I have mentioned this before, this is a very good site, flick through some of the links.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 02:38:34 pm »

Mmmmm. Not bad, reasonably accurate.
There is a lot of stuff out there regarding us.
Apparently there is a book due out from Australia that we are in, due later this year I understand.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 08:13:03 pm »

Grundly    Is there much of the Breakaways music available> I got those two songs off "Get the Picture " and another similar CD which also had "Cant Explain " but thats all I seem to be able to find.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 02:44:04 pm »

There are 2 CD's floating around. One is "Bari & the Breakaways" the 2 albums.
1992 jayrem records Festival records NZ box 1170 Auck.
The second one is "Lets take a Sea Cruise"1997 EMI music NZ. This one was re mastered. Both are scarce.It also has the singles on it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 06:15:37 pm »

There are 2 CD's floating around. One is "Bari & the Breakaways" the 2 albums.
1992 jayrem records Festival records NZ box 1170 Auck.
The second one is "Lets take a Sea Cruise"1997 EMI music NZ. This one was re mastered. Both are scarce.It also has the singles on it.
Hope this helps.

Scored this today from Slow Boat Records in Wellington.



Also picked up the Salty Dogg Album "Love to Play And Sing" signed by the guys.

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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2008, 09:13:41 pm »

Bari and the Breakaways .... was a damn nice find !

Grudly, I had never heard Despair before, that's a hell of a nice song.

I notice you co-wrote it with Dave Orams.

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2008, 11:08:15 pm »

Kiwigold  Where in Wellington is Slow Boat Records
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008, 09:38:47 am »

Hi Holmesy,

183 Cuba Street.

Website Here
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2008, 02:36:05 pm »

Wow, you got lucky. Yea Dave and I wrote "despair" while on a break from touring.
Did it at his parents house in New Plymouth on their piano. We had been discussing pianist Floyd Cramer and Dave came up with this little hook and away we went.
Needed another verse but I couldn't think of one.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2008, 09:21:54 pm »

I finally managed to track a CD copy of the two albums down remarkably from a place in Victoria Australia called vinyl solutions and received it today. Have only managed a quick listen so far but some really good stuff. Grudly did you guys play at a Mardi Gra in Lower Hutt way back probably mid 60s All of the High Street was sectioned off and I remember seeing Roadrunners, Bitter End, Tom Thumb and I think Bari and the Breakaways.Plus others  It was the first bands I had ever been able to go and see Being such a long time ago the memory is a little hazy.But it was a brilliant night and set me off on following local bands
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 01:30:24 pm »

Grundly   Who wrote the Breakaways song "Tough enough"
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008, 01:48:05 pm »

Don't remember the mardi gra thing but hey, I'm gettin older.
Tough enough. Originally done by Cliff & the Shads. Don't know who wrote it.
It'll be on my vynll so I'll check it out.
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