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Wayne Baird:- Guitar & Vocals

A singer, guitarist and songwriter, Wayne has performed and recorded authentic swing and r'n'b over the past 20 years. Bands as diverse as Rick Bryant's Jive Bombers, Sonny Day and the Blues News, Gentle Annie, and Trudi and the Exceptions have all called on his considerable guitar and vocal talents.


Phil Oxenham:- Bass & Vocals 

Phil has sung, taught and played rock and r'n'b throughout New Zealand and Australia since the 1970s. In New Zealand he has toured with the Sam Ford Verandah Band and played in Auckland with Blue Murder, Bluebird Wine and Midlife Crisis. He toured Western Australia with the Revivals and Bluebird Wine.
Stephen Clarke:- Keyboards 

In the 1960s Stephen was already a teenage virtuoso organist with '60s popsters the Challenge. Before joining the Alibis, Stephen worked with Push, the Teddy Boys, Bluebird Wine, Beats Working and Sonny Day and the Blues News, the Housemovers and Paper Sun.

Annette Hart :- Baritone sax  

Annette Hart adds the brass and class of the Baritone to the horn section baseline. Previously played with saxophone orchestra's, Jim Langabeer's 15 piece "Saxestra" and 4 piece "Sax4Sound" More recently in the studio with Evan Silva, and currently playing Pacific/Brazilian styles with AK Samba.

Mike Abbot:- Drums 

Mike comes from a strong family tradition of drummers sharing this calling with his three brothers. He has played drums professionally around New Zealand since the 1970s and worked extensively with blues, country, rock and latin bands. Some of his previous bands include Kantuta, the Midge Marsden band and Flying Doctors.

Terry Prince:- Trumpet / Flugelhorn 

A longtime member of the Queen City Big Band horn section Terry started playing in the 60s and 70s in venues such as Surfside, Embers, Montmarte and chequers with bands large and small.

Paul Nairn:- Tenor Sax 

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The Monkey Hill horns:-

At various times the Alibis horn section family has also included:-
Andrew Clouston: tenor and baritone sax, Mike Croft: tenor and baritone sax, Damon Grant: alto and tenor sax, Andrew Kimber: harmonica and valve trombone, Ben McNichol: alto sax and tenor, Ian McLaughlin: trumpet, Fred Baker: tenor sax, Walter Bianco: tenor sax, Hayden Godfrey: trombone, Chris Nielsen: tenor sax, trumpet and flugelhorn