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June/July 2014

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Interviews

York Street Studios: Is Now Closed

In 2013 Parnell’s famed York Street Recording Studios passed the considerable business milestone of turning 21. It did so without party or fanfare, largely because, with the building in the process of ...

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FEATURES

Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Four New Look Studio Microphones

I recently saw a meme that gave a good definition of a musician: A person who puts $5000 worth of gear into a $500 car to drive to a $50 gig. It may not be the most effective business model but it shows ...

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Moments Like These

Moments Like These: Harry Lyon

As one of the founding members of Hello Sailor, Harry Lyon features prominently in Dave McArtney'’s recently published memoir of the band who established their own unique brand of ‘Ponsonby Rock’, trail-blazed ...

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Postcards From Berlin

Postcards From Berlin: Graham Candy

Auckland gig-goers may well recognise him from his musical exploits at Kingsland’'s Portland Public House, but a year ago even Graham Candy himself had no idea that he would be Berlin-based and planning ...

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Interviews

Indi: Force of Nature

Away from the stage it’s hard to picture Indira Force fronting trail-blazing Christchurch band Doprah, the six-piece trip hop act in which she theatrically weaves her fragile voice, expressive hands ...

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Interviews

Vorn: Modern Classicist

It was late last century when Vorn Colgan first got in touch with NZ Musician, proffering a CD-R debut album entitled, ‘Normal The Normal Normal’, for review. (See Chris Knox's praising commentary ...

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Ex-Pat Files

Ex-pat Files: Ny Oh

For anyone arriving from the relatively sheltered backyard of NZ, Camden would sound like a battle cry for hopes and dreams. Twenty year-old Naomi Ludlow, better known as Ny Oh, considers Camden her stomping ...

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Get Yer Kit Off

Get Yer Kit Off: Joe McCallum

Having previously kept time for alt-rock band Atlas, Joe McCallum is these days "living the dream"”, playing live and in-session with local country artists like Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson and ...

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Interviews

Ashei: Shaken Out of Boredom

Newly-minted Christchurch rock act Ashei released a strikingly confident three-song taster back in 2008, the strong vocals of Liam Muir and Emma Cameron, backed by sharp musicianship, promising much for ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: French For Rabbits

French for Rabbits are vocalist Brooke Singer and jazz guitarist John Fitzgerald, out of Waikuku Beach, just north of Christchurch, and currently taking Europe by dream-folk storm. The haunting songs ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Cecil and Hercules

The music industry could use more musicians like Liam O'’Brien and Sean Burn. Quiet, warm and modest, everything about this Wellington-based duo is understated and unassuming. You might have difficulty ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Arcee

Rona Claire Wignall, aka rapper Arcee (pronounced Ar-see), is a complete and utter dynamo. "I can'’t just have one alleyway of performance,"” she says. Appropriately, talking to her is a performance ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Kane Strang

At 21 years of age, Kane Strang has already achieved a great deal as a musician. He has released one album, lived in a foreign country, and is currently half-way through recording album number two. For ...

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Interviews

Mark de Clive-Lowe: A Man and His Mission

Ahead of the launch of his quite excellent ninth album, LA-based Kiwi jazz pianist/producer Mark de Clive-Lowe undertook a whirlwind tour, his album listening session at Ponsonby’s Conch Records following ...

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Interviews

Suren Unka: Kelloggs To Chupacabra

Suren Unka (the name revealing his grandparent’s Gujarati origins) drums for Auckland fuzzy popsters Beach Pigs, who released their debut album at the end of May. Left to his own devices however he is ...

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LESSONS

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Please, Help Yourself

I'’ve been noticing how often we performers give our power away. Rather than being personally responsible for our success, we often have a long list of excuses why we didn'’t learn something, improve ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Effect Pedal Chains

I’m regularly asked about effects pedals (also called stomp boxes) and what order to have them in. This is a very subjective area and honestly I didn’t know quite where to start because the subject ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Peak Performance Part Two – Surviving Soundcheck

In last issue's Building Blocks we covered the simple but important process of getting all your gear to the performing venue. Now let’'s move forward to the next step: soundcheck. You’'ve got all your ...

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Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Recording Agreements – Part 2

Having looked in the last issue of NZ Musician magazine at some of the different kinds of Recording, Licensing and Distribution Agreements available these days, this time around we'’ll be moving on to ...

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