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Two local all-girl bands call it quits

Wed 30 May 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

Two popular bands on the lesbian scene – one in Wellington and one in Auckland – have broken up within days of each other. Regular live act at ‘Our Bar' in Wellington, ‘a band called dave' have announced their seven performers will go their separate ways. Sel, Karen, Carla, Charlotte, Becca, Geraldine and Alayna say their gigs at the Gay and Lesbian Fair and Our Bar have been highlights of their two years together. “A huge thank you to everyone who supported us by coming to our gigs, sending us great emails, buying our album, enjoying our music and live outings, and asking us to play,” the band tell the DivaWeb website. The band's break up is “not a bad thing and no doubt we as individuals or in different reincarnations together will be popping up musically around Welly in the not too distant future,” they say. Auckland alternative four-piece band ‘Hardly Barbie' has also called it quits. Band members Che, Sheila, Bryer and Shannon had brought their sound to lesbian radio in Christchurch, ‘Dykes on Mics' radio in Melbourne and played a live gig at lesbian singles night ‘Flirt' last year. “It is with huge sadness and regret that I announce the break up of Hardly Barbie,” says Shanon on the band's MySpace page. “We have had an awesome run, huge support, and have been very lucky to achieve things that take some bands years of hard work. “We would once again like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the people who have given us opportunities to play live - there's nothing quite like it! And the radio stations who have backed us - we hope that if you have it, you might still play it once in a while.”     Ref: DivaWeb, MySpace (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Wednesday, 30th May 2007 - 12:00pm

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