Don McGlashan on Harbour Bridge
New Zealand artist, Don McGlashan, known for his lead role in The Muttonbirds, has a released a music video for ‘Harbour Bridge’, a track from his new album Warm Hand. The promo clip features animated versions of McGlashan and his band crossing and performing on Auckland Harbour Bridge, directed by Blain Hosford.
Click on the image below to play the video.
Don McGlashan is one of New Zealand’s favorite songwriters, both at home- with five entries in APRA’s “NZ’s Top 100 Songs Of All Time”, and abroad – the Muttonbirds album “Envy Of Angels” made the UK Sunday Times top ten list when it was released in 1997.
His first band, Blam Blam Blam, had a string of top 20 singles in the early eighties and a No. 4 album. Don’s song “Don’t Fight it, Marsha, It’s Bigger Than Both Of Us” won Song of the Year in the 1982 NZ Recording Industry Awards.
After a year in New York as a drummer with avant-garde dance company Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, he returned to New Zealand and founded the music/theatre duo “The Front Lawn” with Harry Sinclair. The Front Lawn toured Australasia, Europe and America from 1985-90, picking up many awards and rave reviews, including being called “a superb duo” by New York Times music critic Jon Pareles.
During the four years that The Mutton Birds lived in London, McGlashan’s songs traveled well, even ending up in novels by best-selling Scottish writers Ian Rankin and Christopher Brookmyre. After the release of the band’s fourth album “Rain, Steam & Speed”, he was hailed by The Sunday Times as “one of Britain’s most intelligent, poetic songwriters”.
The first solo Don McGlashan album ‘Warm Hand’ is available now, on Arch Hill Records. See Don McGlashan’s MySpace site.