About Larry Killip



Larry Killip is an independent music producer/songwriter/artist residing in New Zealand. Larry makes eclectic pop/rock that along with Beatlesque influences tends to accentuate the positive.  He is also known as producer of more than a few famous and notable jingles on NZ Radio and television.

A veteran of live music in New Zealand, Larry has played in many bands from the late 60’s through to the present day. Notably his band “Larry and The Ladders” had several single releases and television appearances in the early 1980’s.

Larry is an accomplished recording engineer and apart from his own albums has recorded many artists from tape days to digital daw, starting mid 70’s with his home studio in Sandringham Rd Auckland – 1980’s running Echopark Studios in City Rd Auckland – 1990’s sharing time at the famous Lab Studios Symonds St Auckland. Then as the Internet improved Larry worked from his home Studio in Lynfield Auckland and has been based there ever since. The visitors book reads like a who’s who of motorsport legends, Music Industry legends, entertainment and promotion giants, the famous and not so famous. 

Then along came NZ band The Beths. An association with Jonathan from The Beths led to Larry mastering their first two albums, ‘Future Me Hates Me’ and ‘Jump Rope Gazers’. Then a cameo appearance in their 2023 video ‘Expert in a Dying Field‘. 

Any given day could see Larry recording his own music, recording and producing clients music, mastering, producing a jingle, audio post on a television program, repairing a vintage ribbon microphone or tinkering with his 1962 MK2 Jaguar.  



First Band:  The Zarks


First Record: “Home” B/w “I’ve Got Time” Philips 6036012 1971

First TV appearance: Happen Inn Pop Show 1972

Subsequent TV: Studio One, Radio With Pictures, Shazam, Drop Of Kulcha, Telethons, TV1 Good Morning Show, TV3 “Get Your Act Together”, TVNZ7 The Ad Show, Stratos “The Beat Goes On”, 7 Days on Three.

Notable band: Larry and The Ladders  1980’s

Most well known jingles:  Giltrap City Toyota, Funky Up Your Bumper, Gotta Get A Garage, Columbine

Mastering Moment: The Beths, 2 albums.. Future Me hates me, and Jump Rope Gazers. The Beths voted best album 2020.

Albums to date:  Wild Sky, Good To Getaway, Never Going Back, When I Was A Boy, Love of the Past Life, Modern Day Despair. Plus many singles… all found here: Larry Killip all tracks on Spotify

Musical Moment:  Onstage performing at Nambassa Music Festival (NZ) 1979 to 30,000+

Musical Moment: Number One Indie Pop Cashbox Magazine

Musical Moment: Sth Pacific Song Contest “Best Pop Vocal”

Musical Moment:  Voted No.1 Garageband website “When I Was A Boy” Nov 1999

Musical Moment: performing a medley of jingles live on 7 days 2019.

Do have a good look around here, checkout my: jingles page, music videosalbums

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