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Fantastic work re your website! Love all the wonderful information and photos! Always exciting to hear of the great things you are doing in the name of the Lord. Blessed to be a blessing! That's all of you. Take care and continue to enjoy the marvellous adventures that God sets for you.
I loved your concert last night in Richmond, Nelson. Thanks Steve and Ainsley.
Hope to get back to NZ and be part of your audience.
hi steve bro love something beautiful & the gr8 guitar wonderful to read bout butler in 70s. I wz a young fulla straight out of school in Wellington jamming wth the mongrel mob. I always wanted to see & meet butler. Anyway bro I know Jesus now but look forward to meeting you one day maybe having a jam here or in heaven bro take care God bless you lexton
kia ora tipene can you send me the words and chords for ' hungry for you ' ? thank you
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Just love listening to your CD Its Inevitable, wonder I haven't worn it out. All the songs have a special meaning to me. Thank you Steve and Ainsley, may God continue to bless you both. Would love to hear you again in concert, hope you will come back to NZ sometime.
Last night 09/02/2015 we had a wonderful time at the FGBMI dinner at Pukekohe,,, WOW. We last heard you live approx 20yrs ago with your band and our guests from UK. You are still inspiring me and giving a genuine real live testimony. THANK YOU!!!
Dear family, from Holland we wish you a marvellous 2015 and God bless you all in what ever you need! Love L&A
Hi Steve, Over 20 years ago, a friend slipped me a tape (no turning back) before I left to stay for a year in Japan. This was over 20 years ago. I listened to that tape nearly every night.E Te Ariki would put me to sleep and It's No Miracle inspired me immensely. I still recommend you to my friends to this day. God Bless you, Sir. Thank you
Thank you, Its been a long time overdue but 17 years ago I heard you play at an apostolic church in Hastings NZ I was a rough n ready boy in a family home that didn't care much for Christianity Now all these years later i dont have to fear the tears when i listen to your music I am still rough n ready but now i Live for Christ and your music still makes me weep Again Thank You Respectfully Michael Darque
Steve and Ainsley Just want to say hi.Sat and really enjoyed your visit to Kawerau Steve. Hope you are back this way some day when things are not so flat tack for uz. Hey if uz want to stay at my house for a couple of days, WELCOME.
Hey Steve, was at the concert last night at BBC Tauranga. Top stuff bro. Inspirational. Wish my soon to be bro in law Lance (entertainer) who now lives in Christchurch was there to hear you guys play. Humor and music a great combination.
came to see you when in our town of Kawerau.Listen to this Wretched Man album every day and even when im at work its playing at home.Thanks for the privilage.
Kia ora e hoa, long time no see since you played at the GGHS hall in Gisborne a number of years back. enjoy your style of blues and the whanau are truely blessed with a awesome musical talent. Cant make the concert tonight in Gisborne, but wish you guys all the best for tonight and tommorrow...
Thanks for the encouragement n mentoring of you both as we set out to sing for the King in 2013. Love u2fella. Andy & Sharny n tribe. Great website Ainsley!
Saw your performance at Parachute music festival 2013, and LOVED it. You are a legend. Bless you and your family!
Wow! Got to know you a bit at Blackstump 1989!! What a blast to see you on youtube :-) My son's drums tutor showed me your 'No Turning Back' - beautiful and so good to see you still going strong! Much love & blessings to you and your gorgeous family in your work for our Lord xx Catherine
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An evangelist named Luke came to our church in Conneticut USA and before he left he gave me some of your cds. The message in your muisc is great love the bluesy sound. Is possible to to find your muisc anywhere to purchase or download. God Bless, John
Hello both, what an amazing night we had with you both Blessing us, come back soon we all loved you at Kings Church Newport..Many Blessings to you from Us all.x
Kia ora Steve just brought you new CD the "Wretched Man" absolutly brought me to tears I last saw you sing in Palmerston North 20yrs ago the anointing of your music is stronger than back then I look forward when to when you come back to tour NZ and would like to invite you to share and speak at the Living hope Church in Marton, no reira ehoa nga mihi nu nui kia a koe me to whanau, kororia ki te Atua nga mihi Manny
Saw you both perform at Cottonwood last Sunday evening 5-25-12. You both truly blessed us with your gifts and performance. I cannot express how uplifting this experience was for me personally. By God's grace I was able to purchase 5 cd's. Continued success. In His Devine love.
Saw you both perform at Cottonwood last Sunday evening 5-25-12. You both truly blessed us with your gifts and performance. I cannot express how uplifting this experience was for me personally. By God's grace I was able to purchase 5 cd's. Continued success. In His Devine love.
Love you guys so much. Thanks for this link.
Saw you performance many years ago, when i lived down the Central Coast, now living in Iluka. Just had a listen to "Something Beautiful", it is a beautiful song, sung beautifully!!!!!Good to hear from you again, good to see your still going strong for the Lord!! Bless you & your family.
kia ora whanau, hope outreach going awesome. Just want to thank yal for your encouraging music. When i was a newborn about 12 yers ago hearing your sounds really encouraged me and spoke to my spirit (especially The Bride). I heard it when i was in the world and it was prophetic cause i ended up meeting the lord at my sister's wedding!!! it was like that day he and i got married i got baptised the next day and we're still going strong today. God Bless you, keep you and make his face shine on you. in the name of our Jesus. Aroha nui Angela
Hi Steve, Seventeen years ago, my husband and I along with two kids arrived on the Sunshine Coast. One of our first discoveries was you. You have been a favorite ever since. So glad to hear of your new album. All the best and God Bless You!!!
I love your music, it draws me nearer to the Lord. Praise be to God! Can you by any chance send me chords to "Cast the First Stone" And any other songs maybe please Sir.
We watched Steve on the ACC and really enjoyed it, what an unlifting spirit.
Met you in the early 90's. Loved your music then and still do now. Great to see you such an advocate for God. Let me know when you are coming to Melbourne next. John
Love your music, love your message. Let me know when you are going to be in Melbourne next. Regards, John
Thank you Steve for all these years of music. God bless! Wud u be kind enough to send the chords of Postscript. Wud really appreciate:)
Kia ora folks happy 2012 all the best from us for this year, look forward to seeing you all again in NZ. Ma te Atua koutou
Kia ora my bro, just wanted to say thanks for not judging me,for excepting me warts n all over the years with my shortcomings and being a big inspiration to me,abbey and the kids. 2much n 2meke Steve. Congrads on the labor of love whanau. I havent heard the album yet but it means alot that you put some space aside for the taonga puoro. My koha has Gods mercy written all over it. From our whanau to yours my bro, heaps of love always xx Wiremu, Abbey, Ihaka and Ripeka
Glad you found me
Kia ora folks great site thanks look forward to seeing back home in NZ
Ka rawe te rangona atu ki te wairua a te atua i roto i a koe e te matua. What an awesome advocate you are of the LORD !!! Please, please please come to rotovegaz and spread the word.!!! Your waiata have touched a few of us here in Rotorua and im sure we could organise a massive gig. Kia kaha tonu koe matua, whaia nga ara hikoi a te atua maana koe hei tiaki hei poipoia. Follow in the footsteps of the lord Steve and the more you sew the greater 100 fold the reap. Nga Mihi, Little Nicky
Hi whanau....when you coming home next....cant wait.....
I remember hearing Butler play some Hendrix numbers at the Napier soundshell (New Zealand) some time in the early 1970s. I was just a kid - it was the most amazing thing I had ever heard. ... I figure it's never too late to say thanks for a great concert! cheers BD
Wow that house concert of yours sounds amazing! Just seen now - bless you guys - wish we could be there Phyllis and Graham, Topsy and Bruiser
I'm clearing out my mum's stuff and she has this gorgeous painting by Dorothy Pringle which she won at an art showing. Mum used to buy art by local artists. She told me that buyers waited for these paintings and they were always sold as soon as the artist finished them. I wanted to find out more about her and got this website.
Saw Steve singing on UK Christian Channel a few months back. Been a fan ever since. I read that Ainsley is of Scottish descent. I live in the Shetland Islands which is further north of Scotland out into the North Sea but still Scottish. Love Ainsley and Molly singing too. God Bless you all. Anne.
Hi Steve, we met during the first WCGIP in Rotorua. I am a friend of Gavin Brooks and I am from the Philippines. Hope to see you here one day. God bless you and your music.
What a blessing to hear molly sing. its been a while for me and you, last time was over a bowl of weet-bix. You all look great, many blessings as you continue to Love Jesus. Warm Greetings in Him, Pastor Rick
Kia Ora ;) Been a while for me and you last time was over a bowl of weet-bix hot...jus listen'd to molly beautiful. blessings dear brother and sister..much Love Rick
Kia Ora :) I was lucky enough to be part of the team at Porirua Elim Christian Centre where Steve and Molly performed last (Sunday) night. I would just like to say that I admire both of your talents and how much soul is put in to your music. I was especially touched by Molly's song "Generations" - the style and lyrics of the song were so beautiful and unique. I wish you many blessings for the path you are taken on and can't wait to see your songs hit the charts. Love from a very proud New Zealander! Ha ha - Frances xx
It's the day of Penticost 2010! And today I discovered this site of yours and you videos on YouTube. It is a wonderful gift to be able to share your songs with others. I remember the wonderful times we shared in Goulburn years ago and am so glad you well & are touring again. Bless you and all your family.
So glad to hear you are back in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Welook forward to seeing you in Wanganui. Blessings to you and your family. Blessings from Colleen, Robert, Justice, Guardian and Daimond. Fans from Wanganui Central Point, Christian Outreach Centre. Arohanui.
Kia Ora! Just downloaded "It's Inevitable" from iTunes and thought I'd see what you were up to. Still loving your music from years back listening to it at home (Dad's cds!) Maybe you still remember him do the sound for you out at some A&P show or something in Southland - Ian Wallace that is. He's still a big fan, and so am I!! Bless you!
I first watched a video of you on the Australian Christian channel a few years ago and it left a great impression I'm hoping you would convert it to dvd. God bless you and your family as you tour around the country and looking out for you to come to Melbourne one day . cheers
Tena korua! It's great to hear that you're still recording and touring.Can't wait for the next cd and concert.A big fan of your's from the band Butler.God bless you both and your family.Arohanui,Makiha & Cathy..
Kiaora uncle steve, aunty molly and the whanau, miss yous, when are yous coming back? love from rza
Hi Steve. We 'met' in 96 at the Greenbelt festival in the UK. I'm still playing 'No Turning Back' and still loving it. Wondering if there are any plans to come to the UK in the near future, and if so, would that include a trip to Scotland? Glad to hear you've recovered from the crash. Lord bless you and keep you and yours. Mike
Hi Steve and Family Hope you guys are well? Graham and I are thinking of you today and how your presence and music encouraged us last year! We just got on to Molly's My space and saw you and her singing "SongBird" Wow! Wow! It was awesome we love that song and Molly did so well and of course you too Steve - she hit those notes amazingly - It's a special song to us as it was the song we chose to waltz to at our Wedding Dance. We have downloaded the video so we can enjoy again! Bless you all and when you have spare time get in touch - we would love to hear from you. Graham really enjoyed your companionship when you were here Steve. And I love having you here cause you were so easy to please. We would love to meet Ainsley one day as her music is awesome - we have her CD and she has an awesome voice. I belong to our worship team and really not musical at all - just enjoy singing. This year - we will do more practice as a team which will be better as otherwise we go in cold trying to sing and that makes it hard. One of the experience singers was trying to show us how to harmonise but after hearing you today Steve - your voice inspired me. Anyhow take care and keep up the amazing work and Godbless you heaps Love and Blessing Phyllis, Graham, Topsy and Bruiser
hi, i would love it if pls. post the song no way" lyrics and chords, i really love the song. and for sure i could sing to our church to encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ. thanks and God bless
Mark from Wainuiomata, looking forward to seeing you at Parachute. God Bless you
bro,remeba me,i jammed wit you on stage in pukekohe we played no turning back on stage we met at tuhoe whare i praise god for you and your music get well soon godbless jesus is lord
hey you may not remember me but i am maurice barbarichs sons well dad was asking me to get ahold of you alot as he was sick but you know im like him too lazy too hahaha but now mum has told me to get ahold of you as dad did on may the 12th this year and mum has asked me to find a way to contact youse so yeah kiaora steve
Long time no see. I am planning to take my boys to Parachute. Maybe we could catch up then. Unless you are planning to come to christchurch sometime soon. And if you are planning a tour, well I know someone who would be crazy enough to help!! Take care and God bles you both Your friend Peter Johnston
Hi there, I have had the joy of seeing Steve Apirana twice performing live in Auckland. Though it was a long time ago, his humour and musical style & skill left a delible mark on my memory. He is such a great live artist. Those were my favourite performances by any Kiwi muso. Can you include more future tour plans on your site round NZ as I am not sure when Steve will be back around performing in Auckland. Thanks a lot. Bless you guys!
Hi Steve, No doubt your music is the best i have ever heard in my life. I had bought one "something beautiful" cassette years back which I lost, hence bought one more, which I have lost again, and I am still looking forward to buying one...these songs never die. Awesome songs, thanks a lot and my GOD bless you.
Hey Steve and Ainsley, Due to my parents love of your music I have grown up on it and come to love it for myself. Your songs have been a real encouragement during the hard times and a true blessing in my life, especially recently; ultimately kept me focused on God and who he is, instead of this world. Thank you. Your work is very much appreciated. May God continue to bless you and your family!
Hey Steve. Saw you on TV in the UK last night....love your music! Must tell us when you come over to the UK, would love to hear you live.
Hi Apiranas. What a sweet sight! Hay, I've been trying to do some research and find out who originally wrote E Te Ariki. Do you know? Love to you and your whanau
Hey bro Im Bob Shaws sons Jesse, only met you once when i was about 10 im 18 now and gave my life to the lord. dad recons we whanou so i thought id anoy you to put some more of your chords to your songs on the web so i can learn them and play them in church. Cher bro Jesse
Tena Koe e Hoa thanks for the letting me jam with you in tepuke a couple of months ago i would like to ask if you need a guitarist please hook me up im in love with jesus for 30 yrs im 42 married 3 children being a muso all my life please please what a honor it would be for me Thyankyou
Great site. May the Lord continue to bless you. www.gospelmusiconline.co.uk
Hey Steve, love your work! My Uncle Kev once told me you guys used to play together back in NZ (Kev Gray), and more recently, my guitar 'top up teacher' Phill Yates has worked with you a bit apparently.. Lucky guy's! Keep up the good work, now that I've found your website I'll keep an eye out for when you're in Brisbane next!! Take care, Rory
Hey Steve, Cant hear thew music bro.
kiora steve good conert lkast nite at yeapoon church,good to see you again KIA KAHA
God Bless You Steve, You are still a great Christian Musician, I'm honoured to have worked with you Brother...Faafetai Taase.
Hi Steve and Ainsley, I hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for the year ahead!!God bless,JB. www.johnbatley.com
Hey Steve, Ainsley Christmas greetings. Steve. I saw you and Molly perform a few years ago. Wonderful. Ainsley - It's so been on my mind lately to apologise. When I was young I was such a self centered, manipulative little prick. I know I made your life a misery at times. Just wanted to say sorry.
we have been prayin for you all , since leaving the sheep at the hospital........sooo long ago now... God allowed us to the bed in ICU, we continue to pray that god blesses your mighty ministry
Hi Ains Just googled your name and found yr webpage. It's awesome - love the photos. Keep the calendar going so we can see where yr performing next. Love you so much...
Hi Steve- not sure if you remember the young lebanese woman that sang bvs on No Turning Back. Now here's a funny thing ... after years of avoiding listening to the blues, now my lovely partner is a wicked maori boy who plays gat and every day at our house is full of the blues!! I think of you fondly and no one in NZ can touch you on vox and gat!!!!! love, leza
Can't wait for your & James next dirt floor tour - bring it on, Ill be there:)
Your no 1 fans ... what else can we say! xxx
still listening to all yur albums bro keep it up! "tower of strength song" is te best i reckon hehe
Hi Steve Was wondering if those CDs are still on the way. No sign as yet. Hope your all well and chugging along in the Lord Blessings Eric
Hi Steve and Ainsley Great to catch up over the phone Steve. Sorry we missed you in Greymouth we were all looking forward to catching up. Never mind, looking forward to later on in the year when you and Jim can make it back here. I told everyone how you guys gave me "Promite" for breakfast in Christchurch all those years ago. Your comment was "Some people give champange to their guests, but we give them Promite!!!!! :) Blessings to you Ainsley and your family and take care Aroha Eric and Nancy
thanks for being such an inspiration last night in westport, please pass on to molly that she has a very beautiful voice
Hey Steve & Ainsley I tried to contact you thru myspace saw Molly's and found your...PTL! Hope all is better than last we spoke.I still look forward to doing something together.Please get back with me when you can.Much Love Caesar & Deb
hi aunty and uncle how r yous and the kids love yous miss yous heaps . xoxoxo
Hey Steve. Good to see you on the www. I still have very fond memories of singing alongside you here in Canberra in the quartet "Brothers". Look forward to seeing some more performance dates listed here. Especially if they are down this way....:)
I look forward to one day seeing you perform somewhere in Melbourne I'll never forget when I first watched you on the Australian Christian Channel about five years ago one of the funniest musically talented christians I've (apart from my husband!!!)Sorry to read about your account hope you are healing well. May God bless you & your family heaps
Fantastic Website. Will enjoy checking in from time to time. Think of you both often. :-)
Hello Steve...Good to hear from you the other day. My regards to Ainsley and your family. Thanks for the offer - I will try and get up your way for a visit ASAP. (Wanna check out your new D28) Best, Jake www.MySpace.com/jakelloydjones
Hey Jeremy, thanks for your comment. Will look forward to seeing you in Cleveland. I think its free.
hey bro seen u on the acc chanel you awesome man i last seen u about 10 years ago in lower hutt, are you performing in cleveland,brissy if so ill see u there,how much is it,may god continue to bless u and your wife.
Hey just checked out the site. Very cool.
Thanks Lisa for your encouragement. The weekend went really well - I think everyone enjoyed it. Ainsley
Hi Steve and Ainsley I've never met either of you but have heard alot about Steve's ministry through Paradise Community Church in Adelaide were Ps. Ashley Evans is. I have family that attend. But what I'm excited about is that Steve is going to Cootamundra this weekend for the Spirit 07 festival. I have afew family members (inlaws) who are involved this weekend with organising and, it's exciting to know that Steve will be apart of it. I don't think the Cootamundra mob really know how much they are going to enjoy his Ministry. My brother in law is picking Steve up from the airport in Canberra. Anyway I know this will be a wonderful time for the town of Cootamundra this weekend and Steve will have a blast. Lisa

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