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Arun O'Connor - MNZ Interview: It's A Wrap with Roger 012: Arun O'Connor

18 Jun 2022 // An interview by Roger Bowie




New Zealand Alt-Country/Rock artist Arun O'Connor  has recently released his debut album 'Songs from the Reading Room'. He spoke to Roger about the new album, watch this video to hear all about it.

 

About Arun O'Connor

With the release of his infectious, rockin' new single Too Far Gone and his upcoming debut album Songs from the Reading Room, Arun O'Connor offers a powerhouse showcase for 'Kiwi Country' and a primer on just how vibrant, soulful and kickass country music is in his native New Zealand. On a more personal level, the multi-talented singer-songwriter – who's been on the scene in the country's Southland (southernmost) region for 15 years, or about half his life – he's continuing a dynamic family legacy that includes his dad, Southland Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Dave O'Connor and three older brothers who played drums.

In addition to leading the popular cover band Small Feet for the past 11 years, O'Connor has built a stellar rep as a session and touring musician and musical director for internationally renowned New Zealand country greats Jody Direen, Kayla Mahon, The Heartleys and more.

O'Connor is also a three time nominee for Southland Entertainer of the Year (winning the award in 2020) and he won the 2018 Southland Musician of the Year Award.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Arun O'Connor

Releases

Songs From The Reading Room
Year: 2022
Type: Album

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