“A band for the ages”
Mecuzine is the complete package. A blend of seasoned performers and youthful, exuberant talent combined with brilliant song-writing, subtle arrangements and dynamic performances.
Tony Johns (aka T) the front man, is a singer song writer and modern day storyteller who castes a refreshing new light on issues which seldom attract the spotlight. With an explosive guitar style and a voice and onstage presence which eminates from the deepest recesses of his soul, T lures you into the passion and the pain. Working with icons of the NZ music industry like Mike Chunn, Bruce Lynch and Don McGlashin, T has had publishing deals, and has released his songs in every format. As front man and song writer for “BLONDE COMEDY” and “NATIONAL ANTHEM” he performed in venues of all shapes and sizes, from pubs to concerts, and with artists from the top draw like INXS, SPLIT ENZ, BILLY IDOL, MIDNIGHT OIL and DIVINYLS.
Tony Lumsden, bass playing supremo and BVs, undoubtably the most internationally significant bass player out of little ol’ New Zealand. You will never hear him say it, but Tony has played, toured or recorded with rock royalty here and abroad, including: THE CURE, ELVIS COSTELLO, HELLO SAILOR, JANE HELLRIEGEL ANDREW FAGAN, RICKY MORRIS.
No more to be said!
Joseph Johns, son of T, rhythm guitarist and BVs, formerly of “CHILD” and Mike Walsh drummer, ex “EDDIES NECK ROLL” and “FIRST BASE”. Both of immense talent which, under the steady hands and deep experience surrounding them, will see the cream rise to the top. And finally, John Beech on keys and other assorted sounds – formerly of “SHADE” and Godfather (“don’t fuck with me”) of the band who lived and breathed the cosmic musical cataclysm of the late 60s and 70s, and claims to be ‘hangin’ in here to make sure the young fellas don’t forget where this all began”.