Aroview: An in-depth visual and musical exploration of New Zealand rock 'n' roll stories, from the fledgling sounds of the 1950s to today's international music acts.
The six-part series traces the evolution of popular music - from the bodgies and widgies of the '50s, through the mods, the hippies, the punks, right up to the hip hop kids of the 21st century. Presents a mix of interviews, news archive and music clips in the telling of the stories of the bands, songwriters and entrepreneurs and the role they played in creating the soundtrack to New Zealanders' lives over the past 45 years.
Artists include: (Ep. 1) Johnny Devlin, Dinah Lee, Ray Columbus, Max Merritt (Ep. 2) The La De Da's, Shane, The Fourmyula (Ep. 3) Space Waltz, Dragon, Split Enz, Hello Sailor, Th' Dudes (Ep. 4) Suburban Reptiles, Toy Love, The Swingers, Screaming Mee Mees, The Clean (Ep. 5) DD Smash, Blam Blam Blam, Newmatics, Dance Exponents, The Chills, Straitjacket Fits, Herbs, The Verlains, Patea Maori Club, Crowded House (Ep. 6) Emma Paki, Headless Chickens, Upper Hutt Posse, OMC, Che Fu, Pacifier, Nesian Mystik, Dimmer.