Here are all of our amazing RELICS team members -- each with their own musical specialties and sound knowledge !!
Renowned local Dunedin/NZ musician & electrical engineer
Alan's graced many an album since the 80s and participated in more Flying Nun/ Dunedin bands than anyone we know!! Alan is super passionate about music and sound -- always happy to help you find a relic or the latest eclectic thing and he has a bunch to share about NZ music. You'll find Alan in both Relics record store and Relics hifi store, he's super knowledgeable about electronics and sound gear too... we’re stoked he’s part of our team!
Aka Noise NZ & "all-things-reggae" enthusiast
Andrew has worked solidly in Relics record store since 2016!! Andrew is a serious reggae enthusiast and passionate about music! We love him and are grateful for his consistency, reliability and all the help he's given us over all these years. You'll find him in our record store ~ ask him about just about anything music and he'll be super keen to help you out. Also Andrew LOVES football and Newcastle United !!
Musician, audio producer & goth/doom/sludge metal enthusiast
Freya joined the Relics team in May 2023 and is stoked to be able to bask in a music centric environment. After completing a Bachelor's in Audio Production at Otago Uni in 2022, she is super enthused about audio engineering and music equipment. You'll meet Freya in both our Relics Hifi and Relics Music stores - keen to match you with the albums and gear you need.
Music aficionado who also loves all things gardening
Music store aficionado Tim Hawley is well known throughout Dunedin, and many of you recognise him going back decades! As previous co-owner of Echo Records, Tim brings Relics a wealth of experience, including eclectic stories and knowledge about the popular and the obscure! Hugely into world, reggae, dub & more! Tim joined us in May 2023 and we're sure many of you look forward to reigniting your old record store convos with him! You'll find Tim in both Relics stores :)
Captain of this Crazy Ship!
Dave has now worked in the music industry for close to 40 years!! He started in the 80s at the Record Exchange in Auckland and bought his first store Corner Records on Queen St at the age of 23. He's also a bass player and worked as band manager and bassist with band Dead Flowers in the 1990s. After relocating to Dunedin, he worked at Echo, managed The CD & DVD Store and also managed Marbecks (Dunedin). In 2013, Marbecks owners decided to change their business focus to food. Faced with the prospect of unemployment, Dave & his wife Irene, decided to take the plunge, purchase the fixtures and begin the risky business of owning a music store in the digital age! For 10 years Dave has been devoted to running RELICS with Irene, and curating the best selection of music possible... amazingly, he still loves it!! Ask him literally anything music, he has a ridiculous memory for the weird and the wonderful, plus he always has a computer at hand
Queen Relics + Dr-fix-the-things
Irene & Dave first met in Corner Records as younguns. Later in life they bonded over their shared passion for music and rekindled their love for each other. In 2013, as they began to shape Relics, Irene also started a PhD in music at the University of Otago -- those first few years were far from easy, but together Dave & Irene persevered. Dr. Irene's research has focused on learning, recording and documenting the music and cultures of her Solomon Islands tribes. She continues to play and write music and to be involved in community arts/music projects in NZ and Solomon Islands including the Ōtepoti Pasifika Arts Collective. Irene sorts the Relics systems and website, marketing & advertising, and can be found in both Relics Hifi and Relics Music stores. Always keen to spend time with you!
Founding Relics Crew & terrarium, moss enthusiast
Arlo began working at Relics when we opened our doors in 2013. Being our son, he's grown up with a ton of super-diverse music and soaked up record store vibes since he was little. After 10 amazing years of crack-up jokes and being really reliable, Arlo has left Relics to pursue his terrarium and moss passions! Check out his plant creations here --> nzterrariums
Thanks son for helping us create this fun-filled place - love you
"Gringodevil" HIFI + MUSIC geek
Cain started working at Relics in 2020 and helped us organise the best Relics Hifi stock we could get. Cain left Relics in 2023 to go on to bigger and better things!
Check out his music online --> Gringodevil Bandcamp. If you should see him out and about, Cain has an insane record collection (of just about every genre that exists) and loves a chat about ANYTHING music/hifi, you'll also find his music reviews in the ODT newspaper. Cheers Cain.
Local Musician + NZ Roots/Hip Hop Devotee
Masin was part of our Relics team from 2020-2022. You'll find him on the live music circuit fronting Black Sale House - following in the family live music tradition!! His amazing soulful voice with reflections of Kora and Fat Freddys Drop will leave you wanting more. Check them out!
Fave bands of Mase's include Fat Freddy’s Drop, Anderson .Paak, Six60 and Denzel Curry amongst others... with a curious musical mind he’s getting into all kinds of amazingness.
Founding Relics Crew, jeweller, artist & dancer
When we say we’re a family business, we really mean it!! Our daughter Bebe began working at Relics when we opened the doors in 2013. When she moved to Christchurch in 2022, sadly for us, that meant a change in workplace. However, Bebe continues to thrive on art: creating jewellery, running arts/fashion events and getting out to dance when she can. Love all the amazing work you've done with us B, and so proud of your new creations too, love you x
Check out Bebe's jewellery line here --> Bebe Mae Jewellery
OG Relics crew, musician, engineer, all round amazing human
Sarah was our first ever non-family-who-became-family Relics crew member - full of punk attitude and coy smiles. She graced Relics from 2014 to 2016 and has been playing drums, bass and keys in Dunedin bands for the last decade +. With degrees in physics and music, a masters in music and also a structural engineer, Sarah kept us entertained every day. She's bound to appear in a local band again soooooon ! Love ya Rudey xx