Also known as Fourmula, Fourmyula, The
Members of Fourmyula: Ali Richardson, Carl Evenson, Chris Parry, Martin Hope, Wayne Mason
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Discography of Fourmyula:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Nature 2 Audio 1969 His Master's Voice
2 Alice Is There 2 Audio 1968-10-00 His Master's Voice
3 It's Only Make Believe 2 Audio 1968
4 Make Me Happy 2 Audio 1970 Columbia
5 Nature 2 Audio 1969 Columbia
6 Nature 3 Audio 1974 EMI
7 Inside The Hutt - New Zealand's Pop-Psych Kingpins 1968-1969 21 Audio 2013-09-23 RPM Records (2)
8 Green 'B' Holiday 12 Audio 1968 His Master's Voice
9 The Fourmyula 16 Audio 1968
10 Live With Special Guest Star Shane 10 Audio 1970 His Master's Voice

Formed in 1963 in Heretaunga in the Hutt Valley, north of Wellington by writer and guitarist Wayne Mason as Southern Auroras, and then Sine Waves and Insect before finally becoming Fourmyula in 1967, with the lineup that made most of their records.

Winning the national Battle of The Bands, they were signed to His Master's Voice (NZ) Ltd later that year by Howard Gable and over the next three years had a string of hits that made them one of the most succesful New Zealand bands of their time.

Moving to London in 1969 they developed a live sound that was substantially harder and heavier than their psychedelic pop of earlier years.

Their 1969 single Nature, composed by Mason, was their biggest hit in NZ, won the Loxene Golden Disc (the equivalent of the Record of the Year) in 1970, and in 2003 was named the Supreme New Zealand Composition of the previous 75 years at their celebration of that anniversary.

They split in 1971 but reformed in 2010 with the re-release of their catalogue in a boxed set.

Chris Parry stayed in the UK and, as A&R manager at Polydor discovered and signed The Jam, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Cure, who he also managed and released via his Fiction label.

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