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Newsletter Issue #389: 01 Jul 2012

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Geoff Ong

Geoff answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

What will your next release be?

In the very near future I’ll be releasing my second music video, for my single 'Implications' (http://soundcloud.com/geoffong/implications). I’m super excited about this video – we had a big group of about 50 dancers come along and do a humungomassive choreographed dance number in a supermarket for the finale! The release show is going to be at Zeal West, in Henderson, Auckland so keep a look out for that!

How do you come up with your lyrics?

I guess I write the same way most people do – from experience! If there’s something on my mind, I find the best way to get it out is to write a song about it. 99% of the time, the thing on my mind when I’m writing a song is a girl! I just hope the girls I write the songs about don’t know that the songs are about them! I have a feeling they might, though… Awkward.

Who would you most like to support live?

Taylor Swift, no question. This IS going to happen! Haha

How do you believe you fit into the NZ music industry?

I feel like I’m still finding my feet in the industry. At the moment I’m really just trying everything to see where I fit in – I’ve been involved in everything from jazz orchestras to hardcore bands to session work to theatre to glee clubs! However, I definitely think that everything I do helps me to discover who I want to be and where I want to go as a musician.

What can you never leave home without?

My iPod, my headphones, and a jaunty sense of optimism that today is going to be a good day.

How would you describe your music?

Feel-good pop! The stuff I’m writing currently has a lot of soul and R&B influence, but previously (including my debut EP, ‘Pictures’) my songs had much more of a folk/country sound. Generally I just want my music to make people feel happy!

What is the best part of being a musician?

Being able to brighten up people’s days with music! It’s an amazing gift to be able to play music, and getting the chance to share it is even better.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

I use my Facebook page a lot (I’m also starting to learn about Twitter… then I’ll move on to Tumblr, and next, THE WORLD!) and I like to post about stuff which I think people can relate to, as opposed to just telling people to come to my next show. I also like to post demos and snippets of songs I’m working on, to get people interested in my next release. I think it definitely helps engage with people when they can comment and discuss things on your posts, as opposed to just getting info about a gig or event.

What rumour would you like to start about yourself?

Something linking myself and Taylor Swift, preferably romantically...

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Muzic.net.nz Pictures EP Review


NZ Music News

Announcing The Going Global Music Summit 2012

Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 will be happening again in Wellington and Auckland this September and the dates are listed below.

With even more international delegates attending and more live-music showcase venues involved than last year, GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 is going from strength to strength. The list of confirmed delegates and live venues will be announced shortly.

If you are looking to take your music overseas, come and hear from people who are working with both new and established artists on the global stage.


Thursday 6th September - WELLINGTON

Friday 7th September - AUCKLAND

Saturday 8th September - AUCKLAND

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Local bands rally for The Neverending

Local bands will get together at Parachute Music’s Kingsland H.Q for the ultimate rock n’ roll fundraiser this Friday.

Featuring 24 bands over 24 hours, THE NEVERENDING will see members of Auckland’s music community unite to raise funds for the completion of not-for-profit organisation Parachute Music’s new rehearsal and recording space in Kingsland.

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New Releases, Tour and Gig Announcements

The Nudge new single 'Leif'

Coach Release New Single

Die! Die! Die! New album and NZ tour this July

Collapsing Cities' Strangers Again Album Release Launch Gig

Kick out the Jams motherf*ckers - Luger Boa, Villainy and Clap Clap Riot

A Day On The Green

Groove Guide & The Production Co. Present Lydia Cole Me & Moon Tour

The Feelers With Special Guest Annah Mac Winter Tour 2012

Supermodel - New Zealand before the World Live DVD Tour

Ash Grunwald Announces His First NZ Tour

Mumford & Sons Announce 3 NZ Shows!

Heavy Metal Ninjas August Tour


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Muzic.net.nz News

New Artists

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

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Paul Winders and The Goodness


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Reviews and Photos

Check out our latest reviews at the links below:

Urbantramper - Internet Freedom Is Love Album Review

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Gatherer - Live @ Medusa, Wellington 22 June 2012

Savage - Miracles and Mayhem Album Review

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Cobra Khan

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