Originally formed in 1975, the Hello Sailor was one of New Zealand’s most famous pop/rock bands. After their first two albums, they disbanded in 1980. Almost four albums had been recorded after their skeletal reunions where they had performed in shows and live tours over the past years.
The history of the Hello Sailor band started with the duo of Harry Lyon and Dave McArtney the vocalists/guitarists who started the band in the mid 1960s. They both built huge following performing in clubs and hotels across New Zealand after releasing their first gig as Hello Sailor at the Trees Tavern in Tokoroa.