Neville Barrie

Full Name:   Neville Barrie
Born:   1942
Hometown:   Dunedin
Musical Background:   
Instruments Played:   Vocalist, Guitarist
Career Began:   As a magician in the Otago Magic Circle
Groups:   The Footsteps (which included Eric Robinson, John Clark, Peter Gillette)
Recordings   Several at Broadway Recording Studios, Dunedin
Tours:    As Flapjacks Comedy Duo (Otago/Southland)
Supported:   Howard Morrison Quartet, Commodores 5-piece band (Otago/Southland)
Highlight:   Wrote "Oh What A Day" for opening of 1974 Commonwealth Games
Career:   Still performing !
ROCKONZ
Merit
Award
2007

Neville Barrie ...

Neville Barrie has been a professional musician, entertainer and operated his own entertainment agency for over 25 years.  His versatility and knowledge of the entertainment industry make him one of New Zealand's most respected entertainers.  Career highlights include writing the theme song for the 1974 Commonwealth Games, and he has recently written the New Zealand anthem "New Zealand Our Home" ....  Neville also writes, composes music for, and records jingles for commercial use.