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It’s New Zealand music month!

May 13, 2016 – 4:00 am |

To celebrate here’s the official NZ Music Month channel on YouTube. 
This month – take the time to check out some new kiwi musicians.
Check out Ten Feet Tall by Fat Freddie’s Drop: https://youtu.be/S-JTTNNL5qQ

B Side Stories: Meet Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD

April 25, 2016 – 4:00 am |

This week on BSide Stories we were joined by Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD, the local Wellington Country Folk duo consisting of guitar player/songwriter Ali & Oliver Vetter on violin. Ali discusses his Celtic origins …

Dr Patrick from Christchurch explains why music education is vital for young people to thrive

March 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |

University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer in Music Education, Dr Patrick Shepherd, of the College of Education Health and Human Development, discusses why music education is vital for our young people to thrive.
“I am a firm …

Playing for Change: connecting the world through music

August 25, 2014 – 6:12 pm |

On September 20th musicians and music lovers will gather on stages, street corners, and schools for a global day of action to bring music into the lives of children and to promote positive social change …

Maisey Rika: Feed your soul and the world will seem a better place

January 28, 2014 – 8:53 pm |

Happyzine founder Charlotte Squire first fell in love with Maisey Rika’s soulful vocals when she heard Maisey’s first album, several years ago on Fresh FM.  Charlotte caught up with Maisey, as she prepares for her …

Flax-roots Festival aims to Make a Difference.

January 23, 2014 – 6:35 pm |

Join Club Happyzine and you could win a double pass to the Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival!
Warren Maxwell, front man for popular groups Trinity Roots and psychedelic blues quartet Little Bushman and musician/producer Tiki Taane are just …

Now you can listen to mood boosting music and find a job on Happyzine!

December 29, 2013 – 9:07 pm |

29 December, 2013
Now you can “get jiggy with it” as you check out the latest positive news from Aotearoa and beyond.  Happyzine has a new “Mood Boosting” music channel supplying the latest uplifting tunes for …

Music at Matua kicks off with a clean up of Muriwai Beach

December 9, 2013 – 4:05 pm |

Press Release: Loopnews
In what’s becoming a new trend in Kiwi music, an environmental agency will be hosting the clean up of an Auckland beach on the morning of the concert Music at Matua.
Sustainable Coastlines will …

Kiwi rockstars start young in “supportive and encouraging” Bandquest 2013

September 24, 2013 – 6:55 am |

Rockshop Bandquest 2013
What’s loud, cute and coming to a stage near you? Dozens of aspiring musos in this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students.
Bandquest is in its third year …

Mohua Sun – the band for social and environmental changemakers – to play at Nelson’s Free House

August 9, 2012 – 5:02 pm |

Making the world a better place can be exhausting at times right?  A Golden Bay based folk rock band are setting out to restore the spirits of people seeking to create positive social and environmental …

Music profile: Matiu Te Huki ‘Let your light shine’

July 22, 2012 – 3:51 pm | One Comment

Check out this soulful photo of Matiu Te Huki using his powerful gift for onstage performance, singing and songwriting.  The man’s worth checking out, if you haven’t already discovered him.
What I love most about Matiu’s …

Wellware Collections and LOOP present the Winter Kit

July 9, 2012 – 3:29 pm |

Release date: 9/ 7 / 12
To nourish your body and soul through the colder months, Wellware’s Winter kit combines music and remedy by bringing together a relaxing downtempo …

Music Review: Sarah Brown ‘The Great Heart Robbery’

May 21, 2012 – 1:06 pm |

By Charlotte Squire
If you’re after a bluesy, sultry, heart-felt album with beautiful female vocals and continued references to love in all its forms, one that you can listen to while you relax on a rainy …

Sam RB’s song Stand Tall song chosen as official anthem for the NZ Olympic Team

April 18, 2012 – 4:36 pm |

March 18, 2012
Standing tall alongside Sam RB
The Mental Health Foundation congratulates Sam RB on having her song Stand Tall made into the official anthem of the New Zealand Olympic team.
Sam is a former Like …

Nelson all-girl Johnny Cash invited to major US festival

April 13, 2012 – 2:56 pm |

Nelson Media
The world’s first and only all-girl Johnny Cash band, Nelson based The Johnnys, are off to California to the fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival in Ventura in June.
Vocalist and lead guitarist Suzi Fray …

Creative Wellingtonians Combine Art and Technology to Help Communities Overseas

April 13, 2012 – 9:42 am |

Creative Wellingtonians Combine Art and Technology to Help Communities Overseas
Concerned Citizens, a Wellington-based creative community of more than 80 artists and musicians, have announced the opening of a cutting edge “Open …

The Lowdown helps Wellington band enter NZ music scene

April 3, 2012 – 4:42 pm |

29 March 2012
The Lowdown helps Wellington band enter NZ music scene
As young musicians around the country prepare for the 2012 Smokefreerockquest starting this May, Wellington band The Velvet Regime are releasing their first single …

Auckland Gospel Choir hits Auckland City!

February 19, 2012 – 3:11 pm |

Press Release
Media contact: Simon Matāfai – E: simonmatafai@gmail.com M: +64 21 059 2924
Thursday 16th February, 2012.
This mass choir is for all singers who love Gospel music. Free to …

Shapeshifter headline New Zealand’s biggest orientation music festival

January 24, 2012 – 1:32 pm |

After an awesome summer tour, Shapeshifter will be finishing on a high by headlining New Zealand’s biggest orientation music festival. Unitec presents Lipton Ice Tea Sounds in the Sun on Saturday 3rd March 2012.
Shapeshifter tops …

Everythings Gonna Be Alright!

January 16, 2012 – 1:10 pm | 2 Comments

The Babysitters Circus (TBC) is a four piece New Zealand Electronica/Bass and Funk/Groove freak show that was born when the quartet began throwing sounds and ideas together while babysitting for a friend.
It soon became apparent …

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