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The Cattlestops

Kapiti Coast, New Zealand

November Moos

January 17 Moos

Greetings and a Happy New Year to All  (Moo Moo)


We have had a quiet Christmas New Year and are now lining up our gigs for 2017.

Don't forget we are always at the Raumati Social Club (Raumati South) on the last Thursday of every month. We had a great night last night with Paul Schreuder filling in for Andrew who has been off swanning around Australia and the Pacific playing with his trio on the cruise ships..... sooo tough!!!! No bovine rock there I bet. wWe also had Carylann Martin sing a few tunes with us which was fun, what a great voice she has.

Looking at lining up a few gigs in Wellington and if you look at our gig page there is one due in New Plymouth ( a first time visit) and also Palmerston North in July.

Rest assured we are constantly and vigilantly attempting to get over that ever present Cattlestop and bring our music to the rest of the country. Getting this herd together at the same time is a constant challenge but we are always in the MOOd for it.

Until next time and you can always check us out on our Facebook page

Moo Moo




November Moos

Greetings to all Cattlestopers and a Moo Moo to you all!!

Thanks for the feedback from our last Moosletter , most appreciated.

We had the full lineup and a great gig at The Wellington Bluegrass Society on October the 28th. Thanks to Andrew Bicknell who always organises and promotes a great venue.

Unfortunately there was a mix up with our gig at Thunderbird on Nov 11th so will reschedule in 2017. 

Currently organising gigs for next year with a few trips away to Taranaki, Taupo etc.

If you're in the Wanganui area we have a gig planned for the 16th of December so hope to see you there.

We now have 3 written reviews and one radio recorded one for "Dance in the Rain", all up on our website (, have a look and all comments are most welcome.

Our regular Raumati Social Club gig on the last Thursday of every Month is going well so hope to see any of you in the Kapiti Region there to enjoy some great music and lovely food. A very relaxed evening. 

This band is made up of so many talented Musicians who are working in many different bands and line-ups so our lineup is often changing as well, this all provides great opportunities for variety and different sounds.

I will get another Moos out to you all before the end of the year but until then


Moo Moo






September Moos

Moo Moo to you all.


We had a fabulous night launching the CD ' Dance in the Rain' on the 26th of August. we played all the songs from the album and then had some fun playing earlier Cattlestops and some western swing tunes.


The promotional Cds have nearly all gone out and it is now live for sales on this website and also digitally across the board. Who expects to get and money from recording these days anyway.

So much fun playing with these guys we are looking forward to arranging gigs and seeing how many people we can play to over the next 12 months.

any thoughts or questions please fire them back to me on or

hope to see you all at different times as we play around the North Island and NZ if they'll have us

All the best for now


Moo moo



August Moos

Hi Folks


Its all coming together at last. The CD and all its Art work (designed and completed by Evan Williams) are away being manufactured in Auckland

There will be copious copies of the CD available for sale at the Album Launch at The Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club on Friday the 

26th of August from 7-10 pm.

If you can't make it and naturally you still want to purchase the Album!!!!!! you can do so on our website or give me a call on 0278526226.


Really looking forward to having the full band playing at the launch and catching up with as many of you as possible on the night.


Hopefully gigs to follow but yet to organise.


Till next time



July Moos

Cattlestop Moos, July 6th 2016

After several years stuck in the top pasture the Cattlestops have reformed with a new line-up and are picking and singing some new and old tunes again.

James Cameron & Andrew London are joined by Wayne Mason (Formula, The Waratahs, etc) on keys and Ross McDermott on lap steel, guitar, spoons and who knows what. for bigger gigs we are joined by Lance Philip on Drums and Nick Granville on electric guitar.

11 new songs have been recorded at Audio Suite in Paraparaumu and this new CD (Dance in the Rain) is due for release late August.

As we get closer to the CD launch I will update this blog with more details.




October Moos


Cattlestops October Moos

Greetings everyone

First off I'm trying to do some market research at the moment and would really appreciate some feedback to this question.

  • When you listen to any of our songs what groups/bands/artists come to mind?

It would be really appreciated and a lot of help if you could fire an email back to me at or thanks in advance to any of you who can make the time to respond.

We had a very nice review from Mike Alexander in the Sunday Star Times of our latest Album "Dance in the Rain". you can check that out on the website, under reviews & interviews tab.

We are keen to be rolling over the cattlestop and getting out into the fields and pastures that are around us.!!! to that end we have the following gigs planned

  1. Thursday the 27th October at our local, the wonderful Raumati Social Club (RSC) from 7-9pm
  2. Friday the 28th October at the Wellington Bluegrass Society, behind the Library in Petone. this is a great venue so hope to see you there 7:30 -9:30ish
  3. Friday the 11th November, Thunderbird Cafe in Wellington 5:30-7:30 Cancelled
  4. Thursday the 24th October back at the RSC
  5. Friday the 16th December, The Grand in Wanganui, times to be announced

More being planned and organised for 2017.

Until then best wishes and Moo Moo to you all.




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