Boys From The Gluepot


Boys From The Gluepot was made up of Chris McVeigh, David McPhail and Jon Gadsby. They were all members of the TV Show "A Week Of It".

"A Week Of It" was a New Zealand television series screened from 1977 to 1979. A comedy sketch show, the series relied heavily on political satire, and as such was often written very shortly before it screened. Although it only ran for three years, the show was very popular, and launched the careers of many New Zealand entertainers, most notably David McPhail and Jon Gadsby. The show's regular cast included McPhail (who also produced the show), Gadsby, singer and comedian Annie Whittle, straight-man/introducer Ken Ellis, Chris McVeigh, and Peter Rowley. Much of the satire revolved around politicians of the time, with David McPhail regularly impersonating then-prime minister Sir Rob Muldoon, and Peter Rowley appearing as the Leader of the Opposition Bill Rowling. The show featured musical numbers as well, many of them performed by Gadsby and/or Whittle. The show popularised the catchphrase "Jeez, Wayne", still heard in New Zealand used as a reaction to another person's comments or actions to indicate disbelief. McPhail and Gadsby later went on to create and star in their own eponymous series, McPhail and Gadsby.

An album for the show was recorded in 1978 for EMI. From the album came one single, issued under the name, Boys From The Gluepot.


The Boys From The Gluepot can also be found on the following compilation:-


New Zealand Music