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Semi Lemon Kola / Propeller

Semi Lemon Kola / Propeller

Propeller: the Band formerly known as Semi Lemon Kola

Formed in 1990, the Group quickly rose to notoriety in the Auckland live scene playing such classic venues as; The Dog Club, The Pelican Bar, The Gluepot, Bob Bar, Squid, Papa Jack's and The PowerStation (we had venues back then). The Band received favorable reviews time and time again, gig after gig.

This was one of the few New Zealand Groups that managed to maintain its original line up form conception to demise ( Tosh Graham - Vox, Deryck Hunt - Drums, Gareth Price - Guitar, Robert Young - Bass). With the inclusion of Matt Brown as Rhythm Guitarist in 1998.

During the period the Band was together it embarked on X6 National tours of our fair country. Released X2 Albums; Extended Pleasure of Reality & Propeller/Propeller. Released X4 Singles; 12 Shades of Blue, Before Heaven, Otherwise & Play Dumb. Released X2 EP's; David's Mistake & Refrain. They made X6 Video clips; Before Heaven, Otherwise, Henry XXL, Play Dumb, Suva Yatch Club & Repeat the Question. Participated in many of the major New Zealand outdoor festivals including; Strawberry Fields, Mountain Rock, Sweet Waters and of coarse The Big Day Out. Then there was the plethora of International supports the band secured; Jesus Jones, Tragically Hip, Paw, Neds Atomic Dustbin, Super Chunk, Big Audio Dynamite II, Fugazi, Tool in (AK, WGN & CHCH), to name but a few. Credit must be given to Stuart Broughton , the Band's Manager of 6yrs. With his support and leadership, the majority of the above listed projects and attainments were made possible.

With a heavy touring schedule through 98'-99', the Group found itself waning, Losing the focus and drive to hold itself together. Finally in May of 1999 the Refrain tour was wrapped up. Practically a decade had elapsed and the music for Semi Lemon Kola/Propeller was over.

Where are they now?

Deryck: In Melbourne. He keeps himself busy musically, working on personal projects under the alias "D-Rawk", and is currently drumming for Melbourne outfit Spider Goat Canyon.

Robert: Now based in Sydney. Currently working on Lucky Country. Rob's other main musical project and claim to fame was with Slakka.

Gareth: Still lives in Auckland. Now plays Guitar for Augustino homepage . Gareth has also played in Slakka and has done much session work through Beaver Music. He featured on a number of Sulata tracks in 1999 & 2000.

Matt: Has relocated to Sydney. Currently the Drummer for GTO homepage . Other musical references include; Marty Sauce & Shaft.

Tosh: Remained in Auckland and is working on personal projects at the moment.


Propeller: Refrain EP Propeller: Refrain EP CD NZ $18.50


Track Before Heaven (Science Fiction mix) 6:06 DIGITAL Play
Track Icon 3:09 DIGITAL Play
Track Trapdoor (Hildegard mix) 5:52 DIGITAL Play
Track D.N.A. 3:29 DIGITAL Play
Track Bottled Blonde 6:03 DIGITAL Play
Track Horza Bora (Black Sheep mix) 5:41 DIGITAL Play
Track Refrain (Steel Ruler mix) 5:53 DIGITAL Play
Track Tomorrow Night 15:02 DIGITAL Play
Track Before Heaven 3:48 DIGITAL Play


Alternative, Pop, Rock, Funk, Dub/Reggae

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