16 Sep 2016

NZ Live: Debbie Harwood & Hammond Gamble

From NZ Live, 2:26 pm on 16 September 2016

Two of New Zealand's best loved performers are on New Zealand Live today. 

Debbie Harwood inherited a musical bent from her father and took lessons in ballet, violin, recorder, flute and piano from age four. Hammond Gamble was born in the Lancashire village of Bolton-Le-Sands to an English mother and Kiwi father, and settled in Whangarei with his family, aged 11.

When performing as Mary Magdalene in 1980, she was approached by two guys from the orchestra who wanted her to sing in their band. They kept coming back until she agreed. 

After leaving school he became a shipping clerk and earned enough money to buy a Fender Telecaster and a Twin Reverb amp -  and that's when he started playing the blues.

Both are now seasoned performers and here with us today ahead of a seven-city nine-date church tour.

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