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Bruce Paine - Bruce Paine Newsletter Interview

25 Jul 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?

There are so many talented artists in this country it is extremely difficult to say. I wish everyone a fair and equal chance of success!

Who would you most like to tour with?

I would enjoy working with talented musicians from such rich ethnic backgrounds as Spain, Portugal and South America.

What is your most embarrassing concert moment?

Fortunately there haven't been any really embarrassing moments but there have been some awkward ones. Once, enthusiastic fans showered me with pink carnations when I played the first item of my concert. Another time at an outdoor concert, a cat circled my stool a few times before climbing a trellis behind me. I was afraid of being pounced on from above!

What are you planning on doing during 2005?

In 2005 I plan to promote my new CD "Guitar @ Museum" in New Zealand and overseas. In early July I have a concert with the Hampshire Area Guitar Orchestra (winners of the 2003 Guitar Orchestra Competition of Great Britain) and in late September I will be touring the South Island with the Auckland Choral Society on their 150th anniversary. While in Europe this August I will visit France and Spain as a tourist!

What is in your CD collection at home?

It's varied but here's a small sample;
Akbar Khan Indian Sitar,
Michel Camilo and Tomatito (Flamenco guitar and jazz piano),
"The Melancholy Roar Niagara" by Stepan Rak
Portuguese Fado sung by Misia,
Nigel Kennedy and the Kroke Band,
The Ukele Orchestra of Great Britain "The Meaning of Life",
The Prague Guitar Quartet,
Split Enz,
Cat Stevens

What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?

Work well, be open to other musicians and ideas, communicate, be grateful for and take every opportunity offered no matter how trivial it may seem, and most of all enjoy what you do and be sure that audiences do too!

About Bruce Paine

Bruce Paine’s first formal guitar tuition began when he was 10. At age 11 he played to his peers at intermediate school assembly but did not fully realise his performance ability until much later on.

He continued guitar lessons until his late teens and eventually joined the Classic Guitar Society of Auckland, which lead to his participating in several New Zealand guitar summer schools and a variety of performance opportunities. Consequently he met and received tuition from visiting international guitarists. Bruce’s ability and dedication was recognised and he was encouraged to further his training.
So in 1990, putting his computer career on hold, he commenced studies in performance guitar at the University of Auckland, School of Music, under the tutelage of Gunter Herbig. During his studies Bruce became an auditioned Radio New Zealand recording artist. Graduating with an Honours Diploma he went on to successfully gain a place in the semi-finals of the 1995 Shell Darwin International Guitar Competition and in later years toured England, France, Austria, the Czech Republic (in concert with Štìpán Rak) and New Zealand.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Bruce Paine


Year: 2012
Type: DVD
Lateral Lines
Year: 2008
Type: Album
Guitar @ Museum
Year: 2005
Type: Album
Second Recital For Guitar
Year: 2000
Type: Album
Recital For Guitar
Year: 1996
Type: Album

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