The several winners for the 2023 APRA Silver Scroll Awards | Kaitito Kaiaka were announced at an award ceremony at Spark Arena in Tāmaki Makaurau on October 5.
Expert in a Dying Field written by Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair, Tristan Deck performed by The Beths.
Me Pēhea Rā written by Mohi Allen, Hēmi Kelly, Amy Boroevich, Noema Te Hau III, performed by Mohi
Requiem by Victoria Kelly based on poetry by Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Ian Wedde, Chloe Honum & James K Baxter – for soprano, tenor, choir and orchestra
Tom McLeod for Blood, Sex & Royalty
Karl Sölve Steven for The Subtle Art of Not Giving a #@%!
Expert In A Dying Field was performed at the awards by experimental electronic songwriter and producer Samara Alofa with a 6-piece band. Unable to attend the awards as they are currently on a lengthy tour across the U.S, The Beths were surprised before they left with news of their win. “This means a lot, I really wanted one of these,” said lead vocalist and songwriter Liz Stokes. “I felt confident that it was a good song, and it was the best shot we’ve ever had. Winning the APRA Silver Scroll is extremely exciting, it means a lot to be alongside all these musicians on the trophy. They’re all so good and now we get to be on it as well. To be voted by other musicians is really special, so thank you to all the songwriters, thank you for your lovely votes.”