Donald Reid Newsletter Interview
06 Nov 2006 // An interview by Shade
1) What was your greatest achievement during 2006?
Finally releasing the album! It took a lot longer than I thought it would! The next one will be a quick turn around... Have started on the next album... Other things... The tour in July was a a good time... Looking forward to the next one... Summer tour with The Feelers
2) Do you have any new recordings or tours planned for 2007?
Iíve started on getting the songs together for the next album and hope to be in the studio in Jan 2007! I will be touring in UK, Ireland, Switzerland and Germany early/mid in 2007
3) What do you think could be done to make NZ music even better?
Currently there are quite a few organisations helping musicians work out how to get their music out, but there does not seem to be a centralised place to go to get an overview of what is available. I think we need a more centralised system... Itís hard to work out what everyone does and whatís available, especially if youíre starting out.
4) What is your favourite place to be in NZ?
Favourite place is anywhere away from the city... Any city...
5) Who do you admire the most in NZ music at the moment?
Thatís hard... Dan Wrightson (Juice TV), Mike Chunn (Play it Strange)
About Donald Reid
Singer/songwriter, Donald Reid's first solo album 'In A Taxi Home'. Co-produced with his brother James Reid (The Feelers) and recorded independently in Auckland, 'In A Taxi Home' is a selection of songs from Reid's reservoir of over 200 original works.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Donald Reid
Playing on the album is Bones Hillman (Midnight Oil, bass), Mike Franklin-Brown (Pluto, drums), Bryan Bell (Dead Flowers, piano), Georgina Cooper (APO, cello), James and Donald Reid.
The tracks were mixed by Chris van de Geer (Stellar*) and Luke Tomes, and mastered by Neil Baldock.