27 Nov 2007


From RNZ Music, 5:00 pm on 27 November 2007

Dunedin band Lutha formed in the early 1970s and quickly became one of the South Islands most popular pub bands. They released their debut self titled album 'Lutha' in 1972 and after continuous gigging and two more albums they disbanded in 1974. During their reign, Lutha had a string of popular songs, 'Then I Saw Her Face', Earth, 'It's My Turn To Cry' and the memorable 'Stop, The Music Is Over'. After Lutha's original vinyl records began to fetch exorbitant prices on the internet, EMI re-released Lutha's two albums on one CD in 2006. Following the CD launch in their home town of Dunedin, the band reformed for a one off gig during Dunedin's Heritage Festival 2007. Graham Wardrop, Peter Fraser and Peter Edmonds met up with Jody Lloyd just prior to the reunion gig.