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Satellite Spies

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Satellite Spies was a New Zealand band formed in 1984 by Deane Sutherland and Mark Loveys.[1] The group enjoyed some success with "Destiny in Motion" (1985) which charted at #14,[2] and in the 1985 New Zealand Music Awards were voted Most Promising Group, with Loveys as awarded Most Promising Male Vocalist.[1][3] They supported Dire Straits during their 1986 tour of New Zealand.[4]

Since a split in 1987, rights to the name have been disputed[1] and at times there have been two bands calling themselves Satellite Spies.[citation needed] One of these, led by Deane Sutherland,[citation needed] had a 1994 hit with "It Must Be Love", which reached #9 in the New Zealand Top 40.[2]


Graeme Scott was the drummer from 1991 to 1997, and from 2000 to 2001.[5] During the late 1970s, he was a member of Gary Havoc & The Hurricanes.[6]



Year Title Details Peak chart
1985 Destiny in Motion
  • Label: Reaction Records
  • Catalogue: REAL 025
1987 Us Against the World
  • Recorded 1987
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: GTM Ltd
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
Original line-up
1985 "Destiny In Motion" 14 Destiny In Motion
"Wish I'd Asked That Girl To Dance"
"Hold On To The Night"
1986 "Machine"
1987 "Living In A Minefield" 44 Us Against the World
Private Detective
"Only Here For The Rock 'N' Roll"
1988 "Gonna Have To Change" (with the Yandall Sisters)
Sutherland line-up
1994 "It Must Be Love" Non-album single
1999 "It Must Be Love" (remastered) 9 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b c "Mark Loveys Satellite Spies". Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "SATELLITE SPIES IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vodafone NZ Music Awards 1985". RIANZ. Retrieved 28 Aug 2012. 
  4. ^ "Satellite Spies". Re-inventing Sheep. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Satellite Spies website former spies
  6. ^ Discogs Gary Havoc & The Hurricanes – Havoc!

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