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MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY

PADDY LONG   Pedal Steel Guitarist
                   Dobro, lap-steel, electric and acoustic guitars.

Equipment: Zumsteel D10 Pedal Steel guitars
            Fluger/Marrs RGS lap steel, Beard PBS Resonator,
                    Tomkins B-Bender Tele,
                    Peavey amplifiers, Sarno & Telonics Preamps.

 

 

 



Musical Biography

Paddy Long   ---   Pedal Steel Guitarist
                                        Dobro, lap-steel, electric and acoustic guitars.

Equipment: Zumsteel D10 Pedal Steel guitars
                    Beard MA6 Resonator, Fluger/Marrs RGS lap steel,
                    Tomkins B-Bender Tele,
                    Peavey amplifiers, Sarno & Telonics Preamps.

Television Credits:  
TVNZ’s “That’s Country”  TV Show house band,  Pedal steel and Dobro.  1981-1985 –

During this period I was fortunate to play with legendary American artists, Emmylou Harris, Dobie Gray, Diana Trask, Connie Smith, Gary Morris, Tompall Glaser & the Glaser Brothers, The Burrito Brothers, Terri Gibbs, Barbara Fairchild, Ronnie Prophet, Billy Joe Spears, Dave and Sugar, Narvel Felts, Little Jimmy Dickens, Boxcar Willie,  Billy Walker, Big Al Downing, Stella Parton, George Hamilton IV,  Freddy Fender, Ray Pillow, Roy Head, Johnny Tillotson, Becky Hobbs and Nashville Studio greats Vassar Clements, Terry McMillan and Willie Rainsford.

TVNZ Telethons – 1983, 1985,  1988, 1990
Feltex Television Awards – 1983
Suzanne Prentice and the Roger Fox Big Band in Concert - 1985
TVNZ’s “Dixie Chicken” TV Show – 1987
CTV “Mediathon” with the Electric Cowboys - 1999
CTV’s “The Half Hour Show” – Guest Artist - 2004, 2008

TV Soundtracks:
“Dig a little deeper” – crippled childrens theme song
TVNZ songwriting contest – demo tracks
“Kiwi and the Cat” animated TV Show – soundtrack
“Posey Narkers” kids TV Show – soundtrack
“Cumie the Cumulous Cloud” Kids animated TV Show – soundtrack
“McPhail and Gadsby” TV Comedy Show – soundtrack
Oklahoma – the Musical – soundtrack

Music Videos:
The Gypsy Mountain Pickers – “Rasta Cowboy”  …with “The Coalrangers”
TVNZ “That’s Country Highlights” DVD – backing band 2010
TVNZ “That’s Country Encore” DVD      -- backing band 2011

Commercial Jingles:
Don Grindlays “King of the Road”
Duncan Farm Machinery
Firestone Tyres
Canterbury Rural Transport radio and TV Jingle with John Grenell

Studio Credits:
Played on more than 115 albums to date, including several Gold & Platinum releases by Suzanne Prentice, (“40 years” #1 on album charts 2013) and artists including John Grenell, The Coalrangers, Brendan Dugan, Eddie Low, Jodie Vaughan,  the Gypsy Mountain Pickers,  Roger Fox Big Band, Reg McTaggart, Dean Waretini,  Remedy, Allan Barron, Ron Valente, Phil Darkins, Lynley Evans, Lynn Clark, Peter Cairns, Noel Parlane, Marianne Stevens, Roger Tibbs, Vicki Galloway, Rhys Warner, Barry Croft, Denise Fitzgerald, The Electric Cowboys, Kimball Briscoe Johnson, Maureen Thompson,  Joy Adams,  Felicity Hart,  Trevor Dawe,  Phil Steans, Jill Hollingworth, Sam Mihaeri, Bruce Collins, Lorraine Coulter, VJ Hewson, Michael King, Maureen Walters, Alan Watts, John Murray, Irene Russell, Wendy-Lee  Case, Ron Samson, Baross Duo, Clark Reid, Phil Doublet, Pat Dugan, Bruce Manson, Stew Ladbrook, George Thompson, Will Hamilton, Pat Hannah, Brian Ringrose, Ernie Andrews, Rio Grande, Neil Hersey, Merv Pullam, Wendy Thornton,  The Cactus Swing Band, The Unfaithful Ways, Amiria Grenell (2012 Folk Album of the year), Denise Hayes, Vicki Evans, Eddie Simon, Terrance Underwood, Marlon Williams & Delaney Davidson (2012 Country Album of the year), Craig Adams, The Sou’Westers, Robyn Johnson and many more.

NZ Tours:
Billy Armstrong – American fiddle player – 1983, 1984
“The Go NZ tour” with Midge Marsden, Tom Sharplin, Ritchie Pickett, Suzanne Prentice, the Yandell Sisters and Roy Phillips from “The Peddlars”  - 1985
Suzanne Prentice and the Roger Fox big band.  - 1985, 1987
The Electric Cowboys --- Numerous 1994 – 2002
Rosie Flores, Austin Texas – January 2010  - with the Ranchsliders
That’s Country Show Nationwide tour – March 2012

Overseas Tours:
Canada and the USA with Suzanne Prentice and the Roger Fox big band – 1986
Charters Towers, Country Music Festival –  with Remedy, 1988
Tamworth Country Music Festival – with the Electric Cowboys, 1995, 1998
Darwin “Top End Muster” Festival – with the Electric Cowboys – 1999
Norfolk Island Country Music Festival -  backing band w/ Suzanne Prentice – 2012
Norfolk Island Country Music Festival -  backing band 2013

Recent Festivals/Shows:
Australian Steel Guitar Show, Brisbane, Australia – Guest Artist  2006-08, 09, 11-13
International Rodeo, Christchurch Nov 2008 – Remedy Showband w/Brendan Dugan
International Rodeo, Christchurch Nov 2009 – Remedy Showband
Texas Steel Guitar Convention, Dallas Texas – 2006, 08-10, 13
Nelson Jazz & Blues Festival 2009, 2012 – Cactus Swing Band
Caroline Bay Festival, Timaru 2011 – with Tracey Gardyne and the Remedy Showband
Kaikoura Seafood Festival 2011 – with Remedy
Mandeville Music Festival 2011 – the Ranchsliders w/Jody Direen
Flaxwood Festival 2012  - w/Brendan Dugan
Christchurch Polytech Jazz School Lunchtime Concert series – Featured Artist July 2012
Wanaka Rodeo with Craig Adams – 2013
Hokonui Moonshiners Festival with Craig Adams - 2013
Suzanne Prentice in Concert – multiple venues – 2013

Inducted into the Australian Steel Guitar Hall of Fame – June 2011

 

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