The Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire

Fifteen revealing questions submitted to well-known musicians or newcomers to the game which they can answer seriously or as silly as they please.

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THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Brayden Jeffrey

26 Sep 2014

Each year the University of Auckland's School of Music holds a songwriter competition with contestants drawn from their Popular Music courses, this year there are five contestants and Elsewhere is pleased to be able to offer them the chance to answer our Famous Elsewhere Songwriter Questionnaire.Every year the show sells out so bookings are advisable (throughwww.maidment.auckland.ac.nz). All... > Read more

Atomic

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Henry Beasley

25 Sep 2014

Each year the University of Auckland's School of Music holds a songwriter competition with contestants drawn from their Popular Music courses, this year there are five contestants and Elsewhere is pleased to be able to offer them the chance to answer our Famous Elsewhere Songwriter Questionnaire.Every year the show sells out so bookings are advisable (throughwww.maidment.auckland.ac.nz). All... > Read more

Weekend

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Sio Andrews

24 Sep 2014

Each year the University of Auckland's School of Music holds a songwriter competition with contestants drawn from their Popular Music courses, this year ther are five contestants and Elsewhere is pleased to be able to offer them the chance to answer our Famous Elsewhere Songwriter Questionnaire. Every year the show sells out so bookings are advisable (through... > Read more

London Oh London

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Possum Plows

23 Sep 2014

Each year the University of Auckland's School of Music holds a songwriter competition with contestants drawn from their Popular Music courses, this year there are five contestants and Elsewhere is pleased to be able to offer them the chance to answer our Famous Elsewhere Songwriter Questionnaire.Every year the show sells out so bookings are advisable (throughwww.maidment.auckland.ac.nz). All... > Read more

Mine (demo)

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Michael Murray

22 Sep 2014

Each year the University of Auckland's School of Music holds a songwriter competition with contestants drawn from their Popular Music courses, this year there are five contestants and Elsewhere is pleased to be able to offer them the chance to answer our Famous Elsewhere Songwriter Questionnaire. Every year the show sells out so bookings are advisable (throughwww.maidment.auckland.ac.nz).... > Read more

Oh Darlin'

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Courtney Barnett

12 Sep 2014

She may only have a small but perfectly-shaped body of recorded work behind (two EPs) but Melbourne's Courtney Barnett has been acclaimed far and wide . . . as far as Pitchfork which considered her song Avant Gardner its best new track when it was released, and more recently her song History Eraser was nominated for an APRA award in Australia. She has combined her two EPs into one release... > Read more

History Eraser

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Mahoney Harris

8 Sep 2014

Waiheke-based singer-songwriter Mahoney Harris is well known to many in the New Zealand music industry (as someone who takes care of licensing, promotion and such through her Aeroplane Music company), so perhaps its no surprise to see the list of local musical luminaries who appear on her debut album We Didn't Feel Alone. But frankly, you don't get the likes of Wayne Bell, Tom Healy,... > Read more

We Didn't Feel Alone

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Dave Khan

1 Sep 2014    1

It would be fair to say of guitarist multi-instrumentalist Dave Khan that he sometimes seems to be everywhere. He has appeared with Tim Finn, the Bads, Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson, Gin Wigmore, Don McGlashan . . . Ridiculously talented, he is also a modest presence on stage who can set the air alight with seemingly effortless playing, he also turns down the moods for hush-now... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Dave Graney

22 Aug 2014    1

The e-mail from Dave Graney in Australia sounded almost apologetic, like he had to explain who he was. I replied along the lines, "So this would be the same Dave Graney of the great Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes? I know exactly who you are, sir. Saw you play a few times". But it is true that few New Zealanders would know Graney and his songwriting gifts (not to mention how back... > Read more

Everything Was Legendary With Robert

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Glen Moffatt

14 Aug 2014

For a while there, over a decade ago, the New Zealand country singer Glen Moffatt seemed to be everywhere, and at the close of the Nineties and into the new decade he released three excellent albums: Somewhere in New Zealand Tonight, A Place to Play and If That's What You Want. As those titles suggest, Moffatt could offer some commentary on the lot of the country troubadour who travels... > Read more

Point of No Return

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Robert Scott

11 Aug 2014

Because Elsewhere recently had a major piece on Robert Scott and was with specific reference to his new album The Green House, let's just give you the link to that . . . and observe that last week the Herald reviewer bestowed four and half stars (out of five) to The Green House with the tag "another solo gem". That reviewer also noted Scott's terrific last album Ends Run Together... > Read more

Now in Your Hands

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Paul "The Axeman" Martin of Devilskin

30 Jul 2014

Devilskin bassist Paul Martin has some serious prior form in the noise stakes: He played in the legendary (not a word we use lightly here) Kiwi hard rock bands Knightshade and Blackjack, and more recently was lead guitarist/lead singer for World War Four. But with Hamilton's Devilskin it seems it has all come to a higher plane. The band -- fronted by the nailhard vocals of Jennie... > Read more

Little Pills

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Andrew Gladstone of Golden Curtain

28 Jul 2014

Elsewhere has a soft spot for the band Golden Curtain because they make unashamed pop-rock music which is big on verses and choruses, and so we have previously said good things about their albums English Tuning (2013) and this year's Dream City. And if you click on those links you will see the pedigree in this three-piece. So we are delighted to see them booked for an Auckland gig at... > Read more

Be Around

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Tony Abbott of the Gary Harvey Band

18 Jul 2014

The name Tony Abbott might not be that familiar, but his searing and/or sensitive guitar playing has been a hallmark of albums by the long-running Gary Harvey Band, and before that in Gary Harvey and the Night Owls. Abbott is just as capable as sitting back and playing the tasteful measures in slow acosutic numbers as he is turning it up to 11 and unleashing the hard rock-cum-psych beast... > Read more

Nuthin' But the Blues

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Chris Wade

20 Jun 2014

British one-man band and slightlydelic musician Chris Wade goes about his musical business under the name Dodson and Fogg, which is a lovely English moniker. He first came to Elsewhere's attention via a compilation through The Active Listener, and after we posted a favourable review of that he got in touch and sent on his most recent album After the Fall which ended up in our Favourite... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Melody Pool

16 Jun 2014

Even back home in Australia the 21-year odl singer Melody Pool has yet to create a wave and in his review of her debut album The Hurting Scene, the writer Iain Shedden for the Australian opened with, "Chances are you won't have heard of Melody Pool". He then hailed her Nashille-recorded album which was crowd-funded and produced by Jace Everett of the True Blood/Bad Things song and... > Read more

Pretty Little End

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Jordan Luck

13 Jun 2014

In the middle of this month -- June 21st touchdown, June 25th a concert at Auckland's Town Hall -- the Beatles made direct contact with New Zealand. The reception here 50 years ago was much like everywhere in '64, the height of Beatlemania: huge crowds, screaming, shows that people saw but barely heard . . . It was a turning point in New Zealand popular culture and to mark the occasion... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Zane Hawkins

11 Jun 2014

In the middle of this month -- June 21st touchdown, June 25th a concert at Auckland's Town Hall -- the Beatles made direct contact with New Zealand. The reception here 50 years ago was much like everywhere in '64, the height of Beatlemania: huge crowds, screaming, shows that people saw but barely heard . . . It was a turning point in New Zealand popular culture and to mark the occasion... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Grace Brebner

9 Jun 2014

In the middle of this month -- June 21st touchdown, June 25th a concert at Auckland's Town Hall -- the Beatles made direct contact with New Zealand. The reception here 50 years ago was much like everywhere in '64, the height of Beatlemania: huge crowds, screaming, shows that people saw but barely heard . . . It was a turning point in New Zealand popular culture and to mark the occasion... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Jed Town

7 Jun 2014

In the middle of this month -- June 21st touchdown, June 25th a concert at Auckland's Town Hall -- the Beatles made direct contact with New Zealand. The reception here 50 tears ago was much like everywhere in '64, the height of Beatlemania: huge crowds, screaming, shows that people saw but barely heard . . . It was a turning point in New Zealand popular culture and to mark the occasion... > Read more