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September 17, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST$30
Lindon Puffin ‘A fisherman trapped in a musicians body’.
Lindon Puffin first rose to prominence way back in the 90’s as the manic frontman of an outrageous glam rock band called The Puffins. After the make up & costumes melted away, he became side-tracked hosting radio & tv for a few years before returning to his roots as a solo folk punk troubadour. Following the release of his first solo album ‘Stuff Like That’ in 2003, he embarked on a punishingly endless tour of NZ as captured in the tragicomedy film Figure 8000 and screened on TV3 and Sky’ TVs Documentary Channel.
With record company support, Puffin’s next album 2007’s ‘Show Pony’ garnered nationwide radio play and led to tour supports with Billy Bragg, Tenacious D, Dave Dobbyn but most importantly, his ole mates The Eastern! The stars appeared to be aligning. Dobbyn’s manager had taken him on. There was even a ‘budget’ and a producer in a big studio for his third album Hope Holiday. While shooting the video for the first single ‘Outta Reach’ in Lyttelton, the terrible February quake hit & priorities evolved very quickly.
With the album climbing the charts, Puffin should’ve been touring hard & riding high however all that seemed insignificant so instead he joined forces with The Eastern, Marlon Williams and Delaney Davidson to form The Harbour Union. A new album was recorded and an incredible spirit & fund raising tour followed. Meanwhile Puffin’s own album fell out of the top ten, he parted ways with his manager, moved back to Lyttelton and began building a house for his young whanau. Raising kids & restoring boats became the new priority while Puffin’s musical journey relocated to the bar-lands where he continues to make an ‘honest’ living playing other peoples songs from a dimly lit corner.
Every now & then though, his long suffering comrade Adam McGrath will drag him out of the shadows to play a festival here or a free gig there. Most recently Puffin produced McGrath’s amazing debut solo album ‘Dear Companions’ and has been making noises about getting back on the horse & recording a new album tentatively titled ‘Wind Against Tide’. With a backlog of songs to match his expanding dadbod, there is hope! As evidence, here’s the chorus from an almost completed new song called Drinking Tears…
I’m a loved & hated, medicated, armour plated ole fool,
I’ve been drinking tears long before it was cool.
I’m a make believer, heart on sleever, quiet achiever until,
The sun comes up and there’s no more blood to spill.
Lindon is said to be absolutely fizzing about his upcoming house concert; he promises new songs, old songs and not to talk too much!
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