Humphreys & Keen

Graeme Humphreys & Peter Keen were the songwriting team at the heart of Flying Nun baroque popsters The Able Tasmans.

In 2006 they self-released one of the ‘lost’ classics of NZ music “The Overflow”. ‘You Smiled’ is from the album and is the most immediately Ables-like of the tracks.

I recommend you check the whole album out. Graeme & Peter are on fine form and the album is a lush and varied feast.

As my friend Tricia said after flying from California to see them play their only show “I’d listen to Peter Keen’s voice reading the phonebook”. With “The Overflow” there’s no need for a phone book.

Here’s the opening song from the album ‘Bright Shining Star’ performed at their only show, in 2009 in Auckland, with Don McGlashan, Jane Dodd (bass) & Craig Mason (drums).