Author: Thomas Hewett

Fears and overcoming: a moment with NZ musician you need to know, Reb Fountain

For Reb Fountain, music has been innate to her since childhood. “My parents emigrated to New Zealand (from Southern California) and we’d always have music in the family,” the enigmatic performer explains. “Music was the way that we connected to other migrant families, particularly ….My dad would make up a songbook and we’d sing along….

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Riiki Reid

BIGSOUND 2023: The New Zealanders who made the festival their own

It isn’t my intention to prod the leviathan of Australia, but in my humble opinion, some of the best acts at this year’s BIGSOUND festival originated from New Zealand. Don’t @ me. As I’m sure you are aware, the Trans-Tasman musical rivalry is hotly debated. The Finn Brothers. Dragon. Sharon O’Neill. But let’s not dwell…

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