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Dance Exponents were the crown princes of NZ pop when they released this left field follow-up to their very successful debut album. Official website for The Exponents. AudioCulture profile of The Exponents.
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The Exponents is a well-known rock band led by a songwriter and vocalist Jordan Luck. The band went on to become one of the longest playing bands in New Zealand. For more than three decades they performed live gigs across the country, and in the United Kingdom to huge crowds.
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That will not surprise very many Kiwis. The pair had been playing in Channel 4, a local punk band. But DD Smash being signed to Mushroom showed the label had a chance and would take chances.
Cowan moved from bass to keyboards and guitar and the five piece became the Dance Exponents. Their first gig was at the Hillsborough Tavern on Luck's 20th birthday and Cowan's 22nd - 15 October A residency at Christchurch's Aranui Tavern quickly earned them a strong live reputation, and on the recommendation of Jim Wilson they were signed by Mushroom Records by Mike Chunn in The band's debut single " Victoria " was a top ten hit and was the start of a remarkable run of hit songs by Luck.
On discovering that Sheehan was gravely ill, they rallied to put a show on to help him and his family. Blam Blam Blam agreed without hesitation to join the bill. We are making it a free gig but encourage the people who come to pay something so we can pass all of that money onto Chris and his family.
Formed inDance Exponents - later reborn as The Exponents - have rightly come to be regarded as a national treasure. Their many hits, and legendary summer tours, have held them close to the hearts of Kiwis and homesick expats for almost 35 years. Victoria was the song that started it all, landing the band a top 10 single straight off the bat. Inspired by Jordan Luck's landlord, who was trapped in an abusive relationship, the video sees him playing observer to her life, in the guise of a Christchurch taxi driver.