Los Angeles

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Despite spending 10 months locked down in her adopted home of Los Angeles, Broods lead singer Georgia Nott says 2020 was one of her “favourite years’’ yet. ‘‘It was really powerful. ‘‘Not since I came into the music industry have...
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...

Back in the House

By GUY WILLIAMS Nick Seymour feels like he’s just come out of rehab. Although he’s never actually been in rehab, that’s how Crowded House’s bass guitarist feels about his fortnight’s spell in quarantine last month. Fresh off the plane from Ireland, where he’s...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music teacher’s offering free piano and singing workshops. Chaz Barcenilla, who has 40 years’ teaching experience, is putting on free masterclasses for intermediate and advanced students on the first Friday of every month at 8.15pm. He’s also...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Teaching by Skype or Zoom became all the rage during lockdown this year. But for a Queenstown-based piano and vocal teacher, eight of whose local students perform in a recital this Sunday, that’s old hat. Chaz Barcenilla moved permanently...
By GUY WILLIAMS Nicholas Holmes was already having the year from hell. After four months in Covid-ravaged French Guiana, the Queenstowner managed to get on a flight to Paris last month, and in a rare moment of good luck, was allowed...
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