singer-songwriter

By PHILIP CHANDLER A veteran Queenstown muso’s lending his voice to today’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Pike River Mine explosion that killed 29 workers. Singer-songwriter Noel Coutts is performing his song, 29 Ghosts, at Parliament, in Wellington, before...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A suburban talent show’s raised more than $2500 for a Lake Hayes Estate community defibrillator. The Hayes’ talent show featured everything from rappers to dancers, and a 14-year-old who sang an Adele song and ‘‘gave us all goose...

Young rockstars

By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu High’s musical talent rocks. Two Year 13 students have achieved amazing success in the national Smokefreerock quest competition for the second year running. Last year, as Haven, Ryan Connaghan and Harrison Maguire, both 17, along with Jack Wilson —...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music trust’s inviting primary school students and their families to a free open day today to learn about instruments and the joys of music-making. Turn Up the Music Trust teachers, students and trustees will turn up...
By MIRANDA COOK From singers to gig promoters and sound crew, people in the music business are struggling to make a living as more and more performances get cancelled over the coronavirus. Christchurch-based singer-songwriter Julia Deans has been forced to pull out of her South...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It took three days to shoot just over three minutes of footage, but in some ways Molly Devine's latest music video's been a lifetime in the making. The born-and-bred Queenstowner hired renowned director Shae Sterling to work with...

Reaching the top

For Queenstown singer-songwriter Miki Brown, the relationship between the mountains and music will be ever intertwined. After leaving Wakatipu High School and then completing a course at Auckland’s Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand, Brown says she was lacking...

For folk’s sake

Amiria Grenell was always destined for the stage. She grew up with festival-organising parents and big brothers in a rock band. The folk singer-songwriter plays The Sherwood this Saturday, joined by Holly Arrowsmith. This is the second tour for the pair. The...
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