Dan Duran

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Dan Duran moved to Hamilton in 1987, and formed his first band 10 years later, playing guitar, with Rob, called Sequester.

Dan Duran, in his 'Abbey Road' phase

After leaving that group in early 1998, he joined VHS, a short-lived brit-pop inspired group, that soon gave way to SophieXEnola. Featuring the entire editorial staff (at the time) of the zine Clinton, SophieXEnola specialised in taking 3 minute pop songs and extrapolating them out to fifteen minute one chord freakouts.

After the demise of SophieXEnola, the extremely short-lived Planet Claire project was undertaken in 2000, who practised for two weeks, and broke up on the completion of their one and only gig at the Pavillon Bar, Waikato Uni. The use of a drum machine neatly segued into Dan's next project though - which went under the name luna spark.

In addition to this, in 2002 he re-joined two of his old Sequester bandmates in Big Elephants on bass guitar. This group a year later mutated into Vetox, who broke up in 2004.

Currently still writes and records under the alias luna spark, whose latest album, Countdown to Meltdown, was written and recorded entirely within the month of February 2006, and released in March. Is also playing bass in an as yet unnamed alt-rock group in Auckland.

Set up the original Htown egroup/yahoogroup email list in 2000, way back when email was the shiznit. Co-set up the htown.co.nz website with drift in 2003. Editor of Clinton (zine) 2000/2001. Set up the Htown Wiki in March/April 2006.

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