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22/06/2017

Hiboux: Command The Earth To Swallow Me Up

Instrumental music can be a very powerful thing – conveying thoughts and emotions beyond words because the visions are ...

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19/06/2017

Julie Lamb: Ordinary Days

Julie Lamb has performed with various ensembles as well as her own band. Perhaps a blues singer at heart she obviously relishes ...

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15/06/2017

Stretch: Bury All Horses

Hawkes Bay native Anthony Stretch has had a busy year – touring NZ repeatedly, opening for Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and releasing ...

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14/06/2017

Building Blocks: Stage Trek Ep 6 – Club Gigs

This column has covered club gigs several times in the past, but here I want to focus on three important points that fit ...

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13/06/2017

Glass Vaults: Mutating Musonics

Coverage of previous releases of Glass Vaults in NZ Musician have noted the band members’ propensity for change, AV designer ...

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09/06/2017

Lake South: If You’re Born On An Island The Ocean Heals You

Lake South ’s debut album is a well-written dream, carefully produced by Joshua Lynn at Thinkt in Auckland. Lingering synths, ...

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07/06/2017

Finding Your Voice: Time To Take A Self-Esteem Bath

Much space was left behind in the wake of my last column about the myth of needing the self-confidence to sing. Listing pitfalls ...

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06/06/2017

Stonehurst: Fighting The Urge

Along with writing smart rock songs, Stonehurst guitar/vocalist Tim Hunt clearly enjoys the telling of a good story. Like ...

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Anna Hawkins: Bold, Brave And Beautiful

Some singers are gifted with a voice that has the power to uplift (almost) everybody – irrespective of the song being sung. ...

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