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Newsletter Issue #350: 11 Sep 2011

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The Nudge

Thanks to Ryan Prebble for answering these questions:

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Play what you are into, if you are into it, audiences will be into it, don't try and control it too much, it's music... let it be.

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

Bands who are exploring sounds, tones and grooves.... Orchestra of Spheres, Spartacus R, The Phoenix Foundation, Connan Mockasin.

Who would you most like to support live?

Erykah Badu.

How do you believe The Nudge fits into the NZ music industry?

We try and make a little cash out of playing music.

What can you never leave home without?

At the moment....swanie.

How do you describe The Nudge's music?

Groovy, bluesy, exploratory, just music.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

The recently destroyed El Santo in Lyttleton.

What is in your CD collection at home?

Can, Bjork, Radiohead, John Fahey, Space Farm. 

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?


What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

The extremities... Catlins, Northland... and home.

What inspired you to start The Nudge?

The desire to become totally scott free... it's sort of working.

How did you come up with the name The Nudge?

Deep meditation.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Mostly through Facebook, the occasional dabble on Twitter and sometimes MySpace, as well as general conversation face to face in the flesh.

The Nudge are Ryan "Treble" Prebble, James "Clip-On" Coyle and Iraia "Cackles" Whakamoe.

Website Links

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Oslo Brown

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

Lots of shows, hopefully a tour and our debut CD. We really want to connect with a wider range of people and build a loyal fan base

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Practice, practice practice!  Make sure everything you do is at a professional level and remember the music comes first.

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

Bic Runga, her style is so unique. Shihad, what more do we need to say!

What will Oslo Brown’s next release be?

Debut CD. We also have two videos to be released soon.

Who would you most like to support live?

KT Tunstall, Ben Harper, Anna Coddington and Julia Deans.

How do you believe Oslo Brown fits into the NZ music industry?

We are unique and have a very individual sound, but we are still true to our roots and have the essence of the “New Zealand sound”.

What can you never leave home without?

Pick, kazoo, pen and paper.

How do you describe Oslo Brown’s music?

Interesting, dynamic, easy to relate to, different and unique.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

There are too many to list!  So we have chosen a few: The Regent Theatre in Palmerston North, Café One 2 One and Bunker Hill.

What is the best part of being a musician?

The feeling you get when you sing and/or play.  The feeling of not being in this world for that moment.  Creating your art and sharing it with people while having a connection with them and enhancing their lives.

What is in your CD collection at home?

Eva Cassidy, Rory Gallagher, Janis Joplin, System of a Down, The Doors, Brooke Fraser, Howlin Wolf, Hollie Smith, Family Catus, Primus, Pearl Jam, Pantera, Tom Waits, Tool, The Mamas and The Papas, The Tremeloes, Joe and Eddie, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, the list really does just go on and on!

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

In our practice room.

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

We have had some amazing gigs at Bunker Hill. There is something special about that place and the people who go there.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

We post all our shows on MySpace and everyday we update our Facebook page letting people know when and where we’ll be that night.

What rumour would you like to start about Oslo Brown?

We are three moose in disguise.  Charlie and Olivia are sisters and Melissa is our cousin.

Oslo Brown is Melissa (vocals), Olivia (acoustic guitar) and Charlie (ukulele bass).

Website Links

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Facebook Page


NZ Music News

2011 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2011 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards have been announced, with Auckland indie rock band The Naked and Famous leading the charge with six spots for their debut album Passive Me Aggressive You.

The band is up for six awards: Russian Standard Vodka Album of the Year, Vodafone Single of the Year, FOUR Best Group, Pacific Blue Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Best Alternative Album and Vodafone People’s Choice Award.

Close behind with five finalist spots each are Ladi6 and Brooke Fraser. Avalanche City, David Dallas, Six60 and Tiki Taane have received three finalist spots each. A full list of all awards accompanies this release.

Full Article

Legacy Award for Dragon

Dragon has had many incarnations. But it will always be the same Dragon Kiwis know and love.

Now, almost 40 years on from its conception, the timeless Kiwi band has been rightfully recognised for its longevity and outstanding musical contribution to our culture.

At the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards finalists announcement in Auckland tonight (7 September), the band was named as the recipient of the 2011 New Zealand Herald Legacy Award.

Dragon will receive the award at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at Vector Arena on 3 November. In keeping with tradition, a New Zealand artist or group will be selected to perform a Dragon single in honour of the group on the night. This year Supergroove will have the privilege.

Full Article

APRA New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame First Inductee Of 2011

The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame celebrates those artists who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand through music. APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is excited and honoured to announce that the first of two inductees to be added to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame for 2011 is Hello Sailor.

Hello Sailor will be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards at the Auckland Town Hall on Tuesday 13 September. Hello Sailor are Graham Brazier, Dave McArtney, Harry Lyon, Rick Ball, Stuart Pearce and Paul Woolright.

"There are no more worthy recipients for this, the industry's highest honour, than Hello Sailor. To have written and performed so many songs that have given New Zealanders such enjoyment is almost immeasurable. It is an honour to be able to pay tribute to them," says APRA's Anthony Healey.

Full Article

Smokefreerockquest 2011 – mentoring for bands

Bands at the top of the kiwi music industry will be offering advice to those at its entry level, as part of the Smokefreerockquest final in Hamilton this month.

New Zealand’s six top bands play off for the country’s biggest youth music prize at the Claudelands Arena from 4-6pm on Saturday September 17, with high-energy chart topper Dane Rumble leading the guest list. At 7pm that same night Kiwi Cream delivers New Zealand greats Shihad, Supergroove, OpShop and the Kids of 88.

Rockquest Promotions director Glenn Common says getting some band mentoring for the SFRQ finalists from this line up was an opportunity too good to be missed.

“In the afternoon before the Smokefreerockquest final kicks off Shihad will spend time with all six finalists, in a session supported by the Ministry of Youth Development,” he says. “This will give them an insight into the path that led them to international success and rock stardom – it’s an awesome opportunity.”

Common says mentoring is a big part of what the Smokefreerockquest experience offers young people.

Full Article

Other NZ Music News
Gig and Tour News
Artist News


Muzic.net.nz News

New Artists

The following musicians were added to the muzic.net.nz website during the last fortnight:

Absynthia and the Riot AppMantis
Emissary NZ Swifts and Sparrows
New Hang Ups Amiria Grenell
Bella Kalolo A Beautiful Chaos
Bohemian Thought Panther and The Zoo


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Reviews and Photos

These reviews were added to the site in the last two weeks, check them out at the links below:

- Jess Chambers - Hopeful Dreamer Single Review

- Secondi - Pre-album Release Review

- Luger Boa and Black River Drive @ The Royal, Palmerston North - 19 August 2011

- Sonic Altar @ Bar Medusa, Wellington on 1 September 2011

- Alphabethead's Wonderful World of the Weird @ Medusa, Wellington - 3 September 2011

- Acoustic Gig @ Bar Medusa, 18 August 2011

- Crimson Rain - Are You Happy Now Single Review

- Head Like a Hole & Cairo Knife Fight @ The Royal, Palmerston North

You can check out every single interview and review in our Articles Page.

Thanks to Alistar Wickens for these photos:

- Sonic Altar

- A Beautiful Chaos

Tour Features

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


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