13 Dec 2016

Great NZ album: The Warratahs 'The Only Game In Town'

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:27 pm on 13 December 2016
The Warratahs

The Warratahs (Original line up) Photo: Supplied

In this edition of great New Zealand Albums we go back to 1987, the year of the Inaugural Rugby World Cup. New Zealand has declared itself Nuclear Free and the first Lotto draw has been held.

In Wellington, a popular country band is getting set to release their debut album. They are The Warratahs and they have been holding audiences spellbound for more than a year at a well-known night spot known as the Cricketers Arms (that has since been home to Happy, Puppies and Club Garibaldi). 

The following year The Warratahs found themselves nominated for five New Zealand music awards and they won, for best country music album.