SOUTH·SEA·ISLAND MAGIC

Bill Sevesi and the Auckland Music Scene

Authors

  • Sam Sampson

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v4i1.28728

Keywords:

Bill Sevesi, electric steel guitar, New Zealand popular music

Abstract

This article provides a detailed study of the career of leading New Zealand-based steel guitarist Bill Sevesi (and his contemporaries Trevor Edmondson and Bill Wolfgramm).

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Published

2015-10-05

How to Cite

Sampson, S. (2015). SOUTH·SEA·ISLAND MAGIC: Bill Sevesi and the Auckland Music Scene. Perfect Beat, 4(1), 19–46. https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v4i1.28728

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