Festival Program


Shayne Carter: Dead People I Have Known

Sat 7 Sep, 1pm
RMIT Kaleide Theatre

The singer of trailblazing New Zealand band Straitjacket Fits, Shayne P Carter, has not only survived a rock‘n’roll lifestyle for decades, but also a childhood shaped by violence and addiction. He talks about his memoir Dead People I Have Known with Peter Fenton.


1 hour

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Session Artists

A member of the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame, Shayne Carter first emerged as part of the fabled Flying Nun scene in the 1980s. With bands such as Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer, Doublehappys and Bored Games, he has carved out an internationally recognised career spanning four decades. The autobiography Dead People I Have Known is his first book.

Peter Fenton went from Crow, one of the most important Australian bands of the 1990s, to starring in Praise, adapted from Andrew McGahan’s Vogel-winning novel, and ABC’s Love is a Four Letter Word. He co-produced the multi-award-winning short film, Bunny New Girl, now a worldwide viral phenomenon.

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