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Don McGlashan Performs 'The Heater' - UTR Trash Recital

Don McGlashan Performs 'The Heater' - UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / C.C. / Image credit: Sports Team / Thursday 28th September, 2023 9:01AM

We're thrilled to share the fifth episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 3 — starring Don McGlashan, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air!

Starring the legendary Don McGlashan, our new episode of Trash Recital is a happy / unhappy occasion, as it's also our final episode of Trash Recital! Immeasurable thanks to Annabel Kean and Callum Devlin of Sports Team, the crew and all the artists for making what we believe has been the most inventive, informative, entertaining, and all around very best Aotearoa music feature series of any kind from 2021 to 2023. Special thanks to NZ On Air for their support in transforming a wild idea into a whopping 26 episodes of genuine gusto, passion, killer tunes (plus how good is that Trash Recital theme?), gripping yarns, and alarmingly off-the-cuff teaser trailers. We're collectively pulling the plug by choice not necessity, as we're cooking up a whole new plan for 2024 — watch this space.

2023 New Zealand Music Hall of Fame Inductee Don McGlashan (The Mutton Birds, Blam! Blam! Blam!, The Front Lawn, From Scratch) joined us in the Trash Zone for our grand finale with his all-star band The OthersChris O’Connor (SJD, Phoenix Foundation), James Duncan (SJD, Dimmer), Anita Clark (Motte) and Mark Bell (Blam Blam Blam). Currently extensively touring his chart-topping latest album Bright November Morning, McGlashan opened up the songbook to play a clanking new DIY rendition of The Mutton Birds' 1994 classic 'The Heater'.

For each episode of Trash Recital we've invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team's stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent (and soon to be) classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Don McGlashan - Take It To The Bridge Tour with special guest Motte

Thursday 28th September - Loons, Lyttelton [sold out]
Friday 29th September - Karamea Pulse Energy Centre, Karamea [sold out]
Saturday 30th September - Barrytown Hall, Barrytown [sold out] 
Sunday 1st October - Mussel Inn, Golden Bay [sold out]
Friday 6th October - Hanover Hall, Dunedin [sold out]
Saturday 7th October - The Headwaters Eco Lodge, Glenorchy [sold out]
Tuesday 31st October - Q Theatre, Auckland [sold out]
Wednesday 1st November - Q Theatre, Auckland*
Friday 3rd November - Memorial Hall, Matakana [sold out]
Wednesday 8th November - Whangarei - Oneonesix, Whangarei [sold out]
Thursday 9th November - Whangarei - Oneonesix, Whangarei [sold out]

*Auckland tickets available at

Video credits:

DOP: Callum Devlin
Editor: Callum Devlin
Title Animator: Annabel Kean
Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh
Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh
Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg
Theme Tune: Callum Devlin
Project Manager: Annabel Kean
Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby
Made with support from NZ On Air


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Don McGlashan Spring Tour
Thu 28th Sep 7:30pm
The Loons, Lyttelton
Don McGlashan Spring Tour
Fri 29th Sep 7:30pm
Karamea Pulse Energy Centre, Karamea
Don McGlashan Spring Tour
Sat 30th Sep 7:30pm
Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
Don McGlashan Spring Tour
Sun 1st Oct 7:00pm
Mussel Inn, Takaka
Don McGlashan Spring Tour
Fri 6th Oct 7:30pm
Hanover Hall, Dunedin
Don McGlashan Spring Tour
Sat 7th Oct 7:30pm
The Headwaters, Glenorchy
Don McGlashan Spring Tour
Fri 3rd Nov 7:30pm
Matakana Hall, Matakana