The idea was to put on a special event here in Auckland, a series of shows, something out of the ordinary in my hometown. I thought it might be possible to bring together an unusual lineup of musicians from different bands. All people I have got to know over the years and whose music I admire. We could rehearse a set, become a band, play a few shows and then break up before anything went wrong. I made a few calls, people seemed to like the idea of a South Pacific adventure. The timing worked for everyone and one by one all these good people came on board. And so along with family and a whole bunch of support crew we gathered for rehearsals at Kare beach on the West coast of New Zealand. We had to discover what we could become given only a few days and the combined will to make it sound good. Four days later we were on stage at the St James for five concerts which turned out to be one of the most extraordinary events of my life.