Across time and space

Timeliners to perform at Smash Palace.

Timeliners to perform at Smash Palace.

OUT OF THE TARDIS: Former Gisborne musicians Maurice Priestley (left), Stephen Carlyle and Neil Worboys reconnected in Wellington where they formed the TimeLiners. The trio will beam down into Smash Palace next week. Picture supplied

The TimeLiners haven’t exactly travelled through time to play here. It’s just that we haven’t seen much of them in a while and they are now beaming themselves back.

For some history we need to go back in time now so imagine wavy lines down your inner TV screen as we are transported to the mid-1980s when Gisborne musos and men about town, Neil Worboys, Maurice Priestley and Stephen Carlyle played blues together on and off.

Priestley ran a recording studio and music production business and played in various bands with brother-in-law Carlyle. Accomplished singer and mouth organ player Worboys was principal of Te Reinga School.

Along with other Gisborne musicians the three came together in The Customliners, the first of a series of “liner” bands.

The Customliners captured some of Worboys’ and Carlyle’s original material at Priestley’s Capture Recording studio.

Somehow, and independently of one another, the Gisborne musos gravitated to Wellington.

At the turn of the century, Worboys and Priestley collaborated on a recording of Worboys’ songs, and the band Neil Worboys and the Real Time Liners was formed.

Their album Some Day Soon was released in 2008. When bass player Carlyle moved to Wellington, he joined the Real Time Liners’ post-recording project.

Worboys, Priestley and Carlyle now play together in the Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band who, in 2015, recorded their album Stomp Around the Floor.

After a particularly good jam the three former Gisborne men called themselves The TimeLiners and hit the road.

Now on a clockwise time-warp of the North Island to revisit echoes of the past 50 years, the plugged-in acoustic bluesy trio with Gisborne roots will land at Smash Palace next week.

Their repertoire is described as a mix of originals as well as The TimeLiners’ take on favourite blues and roots standards.

The trio’s feelgood, foot-tappy, old-fashioned-fun sound can be sampled with footage of The Real Time Liners, an expanded version of the portable TimeLiners, in which they performed in 2010 on TVNZ’s Good Morning show.

The TimeLiners perform at Smash Palace on Friday, April 27 at 6pm.

The TimeLiners haven’t exactly travelled through time to play here. It’s just that we haven’t seen much of them in a while and they are now beaming themselves back.

For some history we need to go back in time now so imagine wavy lines down your inner TV screen as we are transported to the mid-1980s when Gisborne musos and men about town, Neil Worboys, Maurice Priestley and Stephen Carlyle played blues together on and off.

Priestley ran a recording studio and music production business and played in various bands with brother-in-law Carlyle. Accomplished singer and mouth organ player Worboys was principal of Te Reinga School.

Along with other Gisborne musicians the three came together in The Customliners, the first of a series of “liner” bands.

The Customliners captured some of Worboys’ and Carlyle’s original material at Priestley’s Capture Recording studio.

Somehow, and independently of one another, the Gisborne musos gravitated to Wellington.

At the turn of the century, Worboys and Priestley collaborated on a recording of Worboys’ songs, and the band Neil Worboys and the Real Time Liners was formed.

Their album Some Day Soon was released in 2008. When bass player Carlyle moved to Wellington, he joined the Real Time Liners’ post-recording project.

Worboys, Priestley and Carlyle now play together in the Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band who, in 2015, recorded their album Stomp Around the Floor.

After a particularly good jam the three former Gisborne men called themselves The TimeLiners and hit the road.

Now on a clockwise time-warp of the North Island to revisit echoes of the past 50 years, the plugged-in acoustic bluesy trio with Gisborne roots will land at Smash Palace next week.

Their repertoire is described as a mix of originals as well as The TimeLiners’ take on favourite blues and roots standards.

The trio’s feelgood, foot-tappy, old-fashioned-fun sound can be sampled with footage of The Real Time Liners, an expanded version of the portable TimeLiners, in which they performed in 2010 on TVNZ’s Good Morning show.

The TimeLiners perform at Smash Palace on Friday, April 27 at 6pm.

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