I am a 40 something year old Englishman abroad. Well, to be honest, I’m more at home here in New Zealand than I think I could be in England any more. I live in Dunedin,  down the cold end of the South Island, with my wife and two small children.

My hobbies are music (hence blog), football (not the rugby sort, the proper sort), squash and making a mess with power tools. I am one of the world’s most southerly Spurs fans and I’m fairly certain I can claim the title of ‘World’s Most Southerly Woking Fan’…


8 thoughts on “Me

  1. Ernest Embryo January 8, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    I just got your comment on my blog (the paperhouse post at and just wanted say thanks. You still doing anything musical or just looking after the kids these days 😉
    Thanks again, E

  2. bytorandthesnowdog January 9, 2013 / 12:45 am

    Nah, unfortunately I’d have to say I’m a ‘retired’ musician. I brought my basses to NZ because I couldn’t bear to part with them but they’ve never even been out of their flight cases 😦

  3. Ernest Embryo January 11, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    That’s a shame… still I totally understand. My bass (and guitars) are sitting in the cupboard under the stairs slowly gathering dust.

    btw. if you want to stream that “Ernest’s Adventures In Space” mix you can use my mixcloud page…

  4. Glenn Evans - Nuclear Assault March 2, 2014 / 2:19 am


    • bytorandthesnowdog March 2, 2014 / 7:11 am

      Hey Glenn, nice to hear from you!
      Thanks for your feedback, I assume your use of expletives and capitals stems from you being a drummer and therefore unable to communicate eloquently? That’s OK, I know some other ‘tub thumpers’ and they face similar frustrations. Do you drool out of the corner of your mouth as well?
      I really am terribly sorry you didn’t agree with my review of Nuclear Assault, maybe it sounded different from where you were sitting? I know there were some areas in the auditorium, namely the parts where you could hear the PA, where it sounded badly-played and amateurish, but looking back, that could have just been the acoustics. We’ll never know, as The Astoria was knocked down ten years ago 😦

      Please drop by the blog any time and thanks for boosting my hit count!
      Prince ByTor

  5. Natalie Maier April 12, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Hello ByTor,
    your Blog is really amazing! We (an exhibition agency from Berlin) would like to get in contact with you. We’re interested in your photos – especially those of the Roger Waters concert in 1990 in Berlin. The concert will be part of an exhibtion we are planning at the momet. Here are our contact details:
    Would be great to exhibit some of your photos!
    Hope to hear from you soon!

  6. Courtney April 1, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    Hi, long shot but I was wondering if you had any photos or videos of the Homelands festival in Hampshire on 27 May 2000?
    I haven’t had much luck searching google or reddit and came across your post. It’s the last place I went to with my brother before he passed away.

    Cheers from Las Vegas and thank you!

    • bytorandthesnowdog April 2, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      Really sorry, I don’t have either. Pretty sure I didn’t have get my first camera phone for until a couple of years after that…

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