Moa in motion


Queenstown-bound Kiwi singer and songwriter Anika Moa says she’ll bust out guitar solos if requested.
“If there’s a request I’ll do guitar solos, mostly Jimi Hendrix,” Moa says down the phone from Auckland ahead of her gig at The Winehouse in Gibbston this Sunday. 

Moa, who will be supported by a fellow solo performer Hanna Harding, she might play a couple of new songs during her set. 

“But it’ll mostly just be old songs from the four albums and maybe a couple of covers but I never really know until the day. I always kind of wing it, depending on how I feel and depending on what the audience is like.” 

Moa, now a mother to eight-month old twin boys, is as busy as ever managing Harding and recording an EP with her new band alongside Julia Deans and Anna Coddington – plus trying to find time to write her own stuff. 

“It’s fun and it gives me something to wake up for every day because as a musician you just wait for the phone call or you get off your arse and do the work yourself – I get off my arse and do the work myself because I’ve been in it for so long I feel like I can do that. 

“And I’m hyperactive so I feel like I have to be constantly doing something.” 

Catch Anika Moa, supported by Hanna Harding, at The Winehouse on Sunday – tickets are $45. Go to our competitions section to win a double pass. The music is expected to start about 5pm.