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Album honed by busking

By PHILIP CHANDLER An album released on Friday by a Queenstown ‘folktronica’ duo has been largely honed by feedback from busking on local streets. The duo, Choice — Claire Forrester, from Ireland, and Paul Marcham, from England — originally met in...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Matt Beachen vivdly remembers being at work, painting houses, in 2017 when he and one of his bandmates would hear their song play on the radio six times a day. Fast-forward and that song, Drax Project’s Woke Up...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Former roving TV reporter Ian Sinclair plays flamenco guitar at a Creative Queenstown recital at Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall tonight entitled ‘My Secret Life’. He’s thrilled to be playing in the town as his Arrowtown-born grandmother bought him his...

A big choral concert

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown has hardly seen a choral concert like it. School choirs from four of the Wakatipu’s primary schools — Queenstown Primary, Shotover Primary, St Joseph’s and Arrowtown — combine vocal cords this Thursday to present ‘Wakatipu Sings! 2020’. Altogether...
By MATTHEW MCKEW You wait for one and three come along at once. No, not a bus, but a music tour in its third year celebrating and exploring New Zealand’s on-and-off love affair with public transport. Anthonie Tonnon’s bringing Rail Land to Arrowtown,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER One of New Zealand’s most talented and original singer-songwriters is bringing his ‘haunted blues’ show to Queenstown’s Kinross winery this Sunday. Lyttelton-based Delaney Davidson — distinctive for his rumpled stage persona — is travelling to various small lower...
She’s shy, socially, but comes alive behind the mic, whether that’s as a TV or radio journalist, news reader or anchor or as a singer/guitarist in a band. A youthful-looking Leanne Malcolm talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about her illustrious broadcasting...
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