The TimeLiners are a musical trio who have been playing together since the late 1980s but those with longer memories may recall Neil Worboys for the 1970s hit song Miss September.

He formed the scruffy, long-haired Bulldogs AllStar Goodtime Band at Wellington Teachers Training College in the early 1970s and they went on to win TV talent show New Faces, earn a gold record and a few chart successes.

They disbanded in 1975 but have played reunion gigs and made recordings during the intervening years.

In the 1980s, Worboys met Maurice Priestley who was operating a recording studio and music production business in Gisborne and was already playing music with his brother-in-law Stephen Carlyle in a variety of bands and settings.


The trio first came together in The Customliners with other "Gissy musos" as the first of a series of "… liner" bands, says Priestly.

"Neil returned to Wellington in 1993 and when I moved to Wellington in 2000, we collaborated on a project to record Neil's songs and formed Neil Worboys and the Real Time Liners."

"The CD album Some Day Soon was released in 2008.

"Stephen also moved to Wellington about that time and joined the Real Time Liner band."

Priestly says The TimeLiners' repertoire is material from various recording projects, newer songs from Worboys and his cohorts and examples of the music that inspired the group to start playing and creating their own material.

He describes the band as a "plugged acoustic, rootsy, bluesy trio" in which vocals are shared and Worboys plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and of course - the kazoo.

Carlyle plays bass, accordion, guitar and percussion while Priestly plays guitar, mandolin and banjo.

The band are on their North Island "Shameless" tour and will play to a Whanganui audience next Friday.


The TimeLiners play at the Whanganui Musicians Club, 65 Drews Ave on Friday, April 13 at 8pm. Tickets $20 from