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15/05/2019

The Wisdom Of Saying No

Most of the time it’s awesome to say yes. Being positive and curious leads to great experiences and emotional growth. Recently ...

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29/01/2019

The Frank Burkitt Band Win 2019 Best Folk Artist Tui

Among the festivities of Auckland’s Anniversary weekend is the annual Auckland Folk Festival held at Kumeu Showgrounds, ...

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19/09/2018

Staying Healthy As A Working Musician

Tattletale Saints’ bass player and singer Vanessa McGowan has previously provided NZM readers with insightful lessons and ...

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13/06/2018

Some Tips On Becoming A Badass Backing Singer

A great instrumentalist who also sings will frequently get work over a great instrumentalist who doesn't, especially in the ...

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25/08/2017

Working With Session Musicians For Original Music Gigs & Tours

Imagine the following scenario: You're a songwriter who usually plays solo. For your next recording and subsequent tour, ...

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07/07/2017

Ex-Pat Files: Tattletale Saints

Following time in London where they performed and recorded as Her Make Believe Band, Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan relocated ...

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03/11/2013

On Foreign Soil: Black River Drive

When Anna Schlotjes did a Fresh Talent piece on Auckland band Black River Drive back in NZM'’s Dec/Jan 2011 issue she described ...

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24/04/2013

Tattletale Saints – Based On A Book

When NZM last talked to Vanessa McGowan and her partner-in-music, Cy Winstanley, they were London-based and busy promoting ...

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