Better Than Before: My life with Sneaky Feelings

Sneaky Feelings’ first and best known album, Send You.
Sneaky Feelings, 1982, on the Dunedin Double EP. Front row, from left: Matthew Bannister, David Pine, Martin Durrant. At back: Kathryn Tyrie.
The cover of Positively George Street. That’s Matthew in front.
Hiding in the shrubbery: Sentimental Education was Sneaky Feelings’s second studio album. It’s arguably their greatest, but was under-rated in New Zealand.
The Dribbling Darts of Love, Wellington Fringe Festival, 1990. From left: Alice Bulmer, Matthew Bannister, Alan Gregg.
The whole picture: A montage of Sneaky Feelings releases created by Donald McLeod in 2017, as an insert for his limited edition Sneaky Feelings live vinyl album. Used with his permission — and he says he got Flying Nun’s okay to use the album images.
Sneaky Feelings soundchecking at The Nivara Lounge, Hamilton, 2017.
Still hiding in the shrubbery: Sneaky Feelings in 2017, outside John Kelcher’s Christchurch recording studio.
That’s me in the spotlight… Not To Take Sides, with Don McGlashan and Sneaky Feelings.

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