Space Waltz were a New Zealand glam rock band formed in 1974 by frontman Alastair Riddell. In 1974, they had a number-one hit in New Zealand with "Out on the Street".

Space Waltz
OriginAuckland, New Zealand
Years active1974–1975
Past members


In 1974, the group's image created a bit of a stir when they appeared on Studio One's New Faces. They went into the finals but were unsuccessful. However they were a hit with the rock fans. They were noticed by EMI and the label promptly signed up.[1]

Space Waltz won Best New Artist at the 1975 Recording Arts Talent Awards.[2]

In March 2021, original member Eddie Rayner announced on RNZ that Space Waltz was in the process of recording a new album, to be released in the end of 2021. [2]


Their 1974 single "Out on the Street" sold well in New Zealand and subsequently went to number 1 there.[3][4]


The musicians on the 1974 EMI-released Space Waltz album were Riddell, Rayner, Greg Clark, Peter Cuddihy, Brent Eccles, and The Yandall Sisters.[5]


Title Release info Year Notes
"Out on the Street" / "Angel" EMI HR 526 1974
"Fraulein Love" / "Scars Of Love" EMI HR.534 1975 [6]
Title Release info Year F Notes
Space Waltz EMI HSD 1038 1975 LP Also released on World Record Club E 3207
His Master's Voice HSD 1038 [7]
Alastair Riddell, Space Waltz EMI 538631 2 2002 CD [8]
Alastair Riddell, Space Waltz RPM Records RPM 306 2005 CD [9]


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