It’s Just a Thing My Father Did at Christmas

Retrospective look at 2019


It’s a Good Day

Kirsten does a little Peggy Lee…

While We Danced at The Mardi Gras

Nils renders an old New Orleans song….

Sugar Moon

From our new Standard Deviations album.


Live at the Wellington Bluegrass Society

No Ordinary Sheila

Kirsten takes the lead in this little song co-written with Hugh McDonald for his new movie about legendary Kiwi Sheila Natusch.

40 Winters

Song about a retired bricklayer I met at a friend’s house one evening. Live in RNZ’s Wellington studios on Jesse Mulligan’s show.

Two Words

For the bloke we invariably meet at weddings.

I’d Never Let My Daughter Out With Frank Sinatra

From the CD ‘Middle Class White Boy Blues’, an affectionate but slightly irreverent song about Old Blue Eyes.


With Hot Club Sandwich trio offering bit of relationship counselling to an audience at Old St Paul’s in Wellington.

Appliances is available online.

Let’s Talk About Me

A perennial Hot Club Sandwich favourite, written after getting stuck in a restaurant in Sydney with some expat Kiwis. Nils Olsen plays some great sax.

Let’s Talk About Me is available online.

My Daughter’s Got a Boyfriend

My attempt to break into the hip hop market while singing about every parent’s worst nightmare.

My Daughter’s Got a Boyfriend is available online.

Middle Class White Boy Blues

Recorded live at the legendary Devonport Bunker, with a bit of spoken preamble.

Middle Class White Boy Blues is available online.

Emily Bay

A travelogue for Norfolk Island with a slightly dark side – Emily Bay is the story of a convict uprising in the 1840s.

Emily Bay is available online.

Damn That Cattlestop/Rosetta Road

On the Good Morning Show, TVNZ. A performance of Damn that Cattleshop, an interview with Jim and Andrew finishing with Rosetta Road.