Old New Zealand

...Rockinghorse...

Rockinghorse

l-r Bruce Robinson, Wayne Mason, Keith Norris, Carl Evenson , Clint Brown

Carl Evenson (vocals, percussion) replaced by Barry Saunders (1977) Wayne Mason (guitar, vocals) Bruce Robinson (guitar) replaced by Kevin Bayley (1975) Clint Brown (bass) Keith Norris (drums) replaced by Jim Lawrie (1978)

Rockinghorse formed in late 1973 and were picked up by EMI in January 1974. They were a newly formed group but had pedigree. Wayne Mason and Carl Evenson were previously in The Fourmyula, Keith Norris and Clint Brown were previously in Rebirth and Taylor. Brown had also played with Aardvaark. Bruce Robinson had been in The Pleazers, Troubled Mind and Face as well as having played with Evenson and Mason in Flinders.

Rockinghorse received the best group and best single (for "Through The Moonlight") at the 1975 Rata Awards. The band went through several line up changes before calling it a day in 1978. Clint Brown, Wayne Mason and Barry Saunders went on to join the hugely successful Warratahs while Kevin Bayley formed Short Story in 1979.

Discography

Singles:

Mar 1974 Good Old Rock 'n' Roll/My Fancy Man - EMI HR 515
1974 Take A Stronger Look/Whisper I Love You I Do - EMI HR 533
Apr 1975 Thru the Southern Moonlight/Greyest Morning Blue #12
1975 Grand Affaire/Turn On The Light - EMI HR 547
1975 Oh Marimba Go/So Do I
1976 You Can Love/Motorcycle Boogie - White Cloud

Albums:

1975 Thoroughbred - EMI HSD 1039
Apr 1976 Grand Affaire - EMI HSD 1044
Gypsy Lady

...Short Story...

Short Story

Kevin Bayley (guitar, vocals) Colin Bayley (guitar)Leon Keil (bass) Gary Taylor (keyboards) Steve Garden (drums)

After rockinghorse disbanded guitarist Kevin Bayley went on to form Short Story. It was indeed a fairly short story. Brother Colin Bayley would go on to play with Mi-Sex.

1979 (7") Julia/Danny's Blues - CBS
1979 (7") Halfway To Paradise/Whole Lotta Looking - CBS

More Video Links

Thru The Southern moonlight - Live for television

Audio Links

General Links

Rockinghorse - Bruce Sergent's Rockinghorse page
Short Story - Bruce Sergent's Short Story page
Rip It Up: Sept 1979 - Short Story review by Gary Steel