Story: Folk, country and blues music

The Renderers at the Media Club, Christchurch (2nd of 3)

The Renderers at the Media Club, Christchurch

The Renderers, formed in Christchurch in 1988 by Brian and Maryrose Crook, were early exponents of the alt-country genre. Their music has strong influences from both country and alternative rock and has been described as 'spiky, garage-influenced, outsider post-punk'. Twenty years after their formation, the band moved to California. They continued to release albums in the 2010s and had a dedicated fan base in both New Zealand and the US.

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Chris Bourke, 'Folk, country and blues music - Country music branches out, 1950s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014