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Newsletter Issue #286: 23 May 2010

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Tim Guy

What can we expect to see from you over the next year?

The next year for me is touring. I'm off to Europe in July and will be back before Christmas, going round as much of Europe as we can, trying to squeeze in as many shows, and then we'll swing back through America.

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

I really like Anika Moa's new album a lot. I think it's bold. The Ruby Suns' album is worldly, and I like their tour schedule! I just heard simon Comber's new record too, its heart is in Dunedin but its head in Auckland. It's pretty classic.

What will your next release be?

My next release is my 3rd album 'Big World', it's just come out.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

For the lyrics to this record, I went to Spain, and I wrote about 20 postcards to friends and family and didn't end up sending them, and then when I sat down to write lyrics, I realised I had a heap of stuff already down and it all fit perfectly.

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

My favourite NZ place is Queen Street, Auckland, I know there's so many beautiful spots around the country, Milford Sound, Te Anau, the Glaciers, Northland, all that is truly stuff of beauty, but I love Queen Street from top to bottom.


What inspired you to become a musician?

My father inspired me to become a musician, in a weird round about way and he would be suprised to hear that, cause he isnt a musician. He has passion for a certain style of music to hear, but mainly I would say him, because of the joy he showed by bringing home a new record for us to listen to, and he'd say, 'now sit in front of the speakers, listen to the words and don't talk!', later on, mum has had a major influence on me cause she is obsessive about music, about its history.


What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

The best show by far was at Womad in 2008, being on stage with Neil Finn, Don McGlashan, and about 40 others singing 'throw your arms around me'  for the final set of the festival. Also Womad that year marked the last show of my band with Anika Moa and Anna Coddington, which was special, a good way to go out!

Website Links


Muzic.net.nz Page
Monkey Records Website
MySpace Page
Amplifier Page

Tim Guy's third album 'Big World' is out now!


Mama Tilly

What can we expect to see from Mama Tilly over the next year?

Lisa: Wrecked hotel rooms, scandalous media attention, tonnes of groupies - you know, the usual lot for a rockstar. Nah seriously? Touring, music vids, festival gigs - skys the limit man!
Ila: National Tour, NEW MATERIAL, video, Website.

Who would you most like to support live?

Lisa: So hard to pick just one ... OpShop or The Mint Chicks. Mainly coz they're crazy awesome live.
Ila: Hollie Smith

What can you never leave home without?

Lisa: my car keys – I’d be locked outta my house otherwise.
Ila: A bra.

How do you describe Mama Tilly’s music?

What you'd get if you chucked the grandaddys of blues jazz & swing and the hot mammas of soul, punk & rock into a padded room and lost the key :)
Ila: Eclectic
Mahinarangi: Raw energy, daring.

What is the best part of being a musician?

Lisa: The emotional connection you get with other musos, the music, your instrument and the audience - when it's on, there's no other feeling like it. The adoring fans aren't too bad either lol.
Ila: expressing your self.

How did you come up with the name Mama Tilly?

George:  From a movie, the mother on it was called ‘Mama Tilly’ she was all about love and caring n stuff.

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

I'd have to say the Creekfest. Mainly because I was blown away by the size of the stage, the rig, the hundreds of people and the fact that we were so different to every act that came on before or after us, so we stuck out :)
Ila: Creekfest, massive stage wicked sound loudest gig.
Mahinarangi: Superunknowns at the Garden Club, Wellington – biggest crowd, fun and we put it on ourselves!

What rumour would you like to start about Mama Tilly?

Group: "We're all a bunch of raging lesbians"…

Mama Tilly is Lauren 'Loz' King, Lisa 'Lis' Tagaloa, Georgina 'Georgie' Swan-Hay, Mahinarangi Maika and Eileen 'Ila' Scott.

Website Links

Muzic.net.nz Page
Official Website
Amplifier Page
MySpace Page
Facebook Page


NZ Music News

Auckland Blues Club Presents: The Flaming Mudcats, Darcy Perry Blues Band & The GunsmithsAuckland Blues Club Presents: The Flaming Mudcats, Darcy Perry Blues Band & The Gunsmiths

In late 2008, this remarkable Norwegian returned home after seven years spent carving a reputation on New Zealand’s musical landscape.

As a founding member of the iconic Darcy Perry Band, The Handsome Giants and the Blue Devils, this fine young man also completed two world tours with Tim Finn.

Now he returns for one night in Auckland before three shows at Blues On Broadbeach (Australia), with the Darcy Perry Band.

CHARTFEST Band Team Search Winner Announced

For New Zealand Music Month 2010, CHART in association with CPIT and CJ’s Musicworks has been on the hunt for Christchurch’s best high school band AND music team.

Winter music festival arrives in New Zealand!

Australasia’s premier winter music festival arrives in New Zealand on June 4th at Trust Stadium with a world class line up that’s sure to impress! International headliners include Underworld, Crookers, Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke.

Record attempt at New Zealand’s Largest Ukulele Orchestra

CJ's Musicworks, Kala Ukuleles and CHARTFEST 2010 are partnering together in gathering ukulele players and fans of The Exponents alike in an attempt to set a new NZ record for the LARGEST UKULELE ORCHESTRA.

Live to Air from the Stomach to 99.4FM
New David Dallas Bootleg Track Available For FREE Download
RIANZ supports young Kiwi talent with Artist Collective initiative
New Zealand Winners Named In US-Based International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Eqwanox head out in support of new album
Passion Pit move show to The Powerstation

For more news, head over to the news page: http://www.muzic.net.nz/news


Muzic.net.nz News

New Artists


The following musicians were added to the muzic.net.nz website recently. Check them out:

JR Scalper
Thieves Bayonets, The
Good Fun, The Oxboy
Atone Nikki Berry & Geoff Low

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Congratulations to our latest winners:

- R. Dowler (North Shore City) and C. Smith (Waitakere) have won the latest album 'Tucked In By Brutality' by Puppeteer,
- L. Pycroft (New Plymouth) and C. Stockum (Wellington) have won a copy of the new album from Odessa 'Bring Me The Head Of Pepe Lopez',
- N. McLay (Christchurch) and B. Owen (North Shore City) will receive their copy of the 'Tronic' EP from Knights of The Dub Table this week,
- G. Crisp (Christchurch), L. Vaughan (Rangiora) and L. Johns (Otaki) will also receive 'Sweet Hot Pepper Pop' from Farmer Pimp this week, and
- B. Curry (Christchurch) is the lucky winner who will be going to ChartFest on 28 May


To date, Muzic.net.nz has given away over 526 prizes to over 358 winners and as much as we have loved giving away these prizes, we regret to announce that due to rising costs, muzic.net.nz will no longer run competitions from the end of May 2010.

The muzic.net.nz team would like to thank everyone who has sent us prizes to give away, and everyone who has entered our competitions. Thank you for your support, it is truly appreciated, and congratulations to all of our winners.

Enter today for your chance to win the following competitions:
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CHART - Christchurchmusic.org.nz is proud to announce the forthcoming release of CHARTDISC VOL 3 the Downbeat Chill Edition for NZ Music Month 2010. Win a copy of this great compilation!

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 Eqwanox's debut album 'All Roads Lead From Here' was recorded at Number 8 Wire Recording Studio by Chazz Rabble (The Rabble/Chazz Valentine) and at Dudley Studios by Captain Hook (48 May) and features 10 anthem]like rock tracks written and recorded while the band was still in their teens. Enter now to win a copy!

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Check out our latest reviews:

- Coast EP Review

- The Outsiders - The Words Will Write Themselves Album Review

Check out every single interview and review in our new Articles Page.

Tour Features

Every feature we have ever had on the site can be viewed here.


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