music

Lawyer up

Londonlad Matt Perriment has gone from being admitted to the bar to gigging bars. The 24-year-old muso, who is on his first New Zealand tour, gave up his lawyer day job earlier this year to pursue his musical dream. Perriment plays...

Gig of the Week: Katchafire

Katchafire will drop a few new tracks in Queenstown this week — ahead of their latest album release. Frontman Logan Bell was tight-lipped when speaking to Mountain Scene. What he would say is the album will be released early next year...

Gibbston sells out

Got tickets to the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert? If not, you're too late. All 18,000 tickets for the January 20 show, headlined by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, have been sold. Greenstone Entertainment boss Amanda Calvert says she's "over the moon"...

Shawnecy in the house

Maysam Shawnecy turns to techno, hip-hop, pop and rock to find inspiration for original music. The DJ will be behind the decks at 1876 tonight — part of his second New Zealand and Aussie tour. The 34-year-old, who usually performs...
Scottish muso John Mason finds inspiration everywhere. “I once found inspiration from a shampoo bottle and I also spent a few months researching the history of economics in order to put more facts in to the words of a song...

A shambles of a gig

Queenstown-raised Dunedin-based muso Max Gunn is pretty stoked to gig in his home town. The frontman of The Shambles is playing at The World Bar’s 21st birthday bash Friday night. It’ll be a chance to reminisce as he used to frequent...
Ladi6 hits Queenstown this week liberated by an experimental live recording process for her new EP. TOUR CANCELLED: More info here Ladi and producer Brent ‘Parks’ Park will play two sound system gigs at Bungalow tonight and tomorrow night, the start...
Queenstown's music scene gets a boost this week as a few big hitters roll into town. Chart-topping Brit Ben Pearce hits the decks tonight at 1876 — the next instalment of Electric Rush. Popular Kiwi muso Thomas Oliver and Shapeshifter frontman...
Queenstowner Mark Wilson is singing off a new hymn sheet – his own. The talented local singer and pianist is working on his second album Branching Out In Faith. He’s been creating a bunch of new material which he’ll share at...

Heavenly pop hits

Adored in their home country and with a cult following overseas, legendary Dunedin band The Chills have a backstory to rival the back catalogue. In the ’80s and ’90s, Martin Phillipps’ ethereal pop songs — Pink Frost, I Love My...
A Queenstown family trio will be in charge of the tunes at this weekend’s Autumn Festival party in Arrowtown. The Hamiltones, who’ve been in the resort for about a decade, will be amping up the crowd this Saturday. Dad Ivan Hamilton...
Talented Queenstown musician Margaret O'Hanlon says she was taunted into putting out her first album. O'Hanlon, who's releasing 11 original songs, formerly directed five Songstars shows, in which artists performed song covers in front of local audiences, who then judged...
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