The Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire

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THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Joe Sampson of T54

28 Nov 2013  |  2 min read

One of the most exciting new bands on Flying Nun, T54 take their name from a famous series of Eastern European battle tanks which began being manufactured at the tail end of World War II. Why? Doesn't matter, but they do come at you with real firepower . . . although this trio from Christchurch also know when to pull back, which makes their debut album In Brush Park (reviewed here) such a... > Read more

AC Parade

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Arli Liberman

25 Nov 2013  |  3 min read

Because Elsewhere has long had a fascination with music from the Middle East region -- we tell you repeatedly to never judge a bellydance album by its cover -- the self-titled album by Israeli-born rock guitarist Arli Liberman, now resident in New Zealand, was always going to stand out from the pack. According to his bio, Liberman has appeared on some pretty big stages in his time, notably... > Read more

Dizengoff

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Kelly Joe Phelps

14 Nov 2013  |  3 min read

Although The Edge from U2 is on record saying, "Kelly Joe Phelps is a great example of what the modern blues is all about" there's a lot more to the man than that, as his answers below illustrate. From Washington state, Phelps started out in jazz as a bassist for 10 years but then worked his way into various kinds of roots music when picking up slide guitar. He must be one the... > Read more

Sometimes a Drifter

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Charlotte Ivey and Harley Williams of The Tiny Lies

12 Nov 2013  |  3 min read

The Tiny Lies who are based in Lyttelton but are currently touring (see dates below) describe the music on their debut album The Oaks They Wil Bow as "alt-folk-country-noir". At Elsewhere we'll buy that. But we'll also call it very good indeed (see review here). The Tiny Lies are Charlotte Ivey (vocals, harmonica, piano) and Harley Williams (Vocals, guitars) and for their... > Read more

The Walls Came Down

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Matthew Bannister

10 Nov 2013  |  3 min read

Matthew Bannister has some serious form, as they say. A founder member of the singular Flying Nun band Sneaky Feelings, he then formed Dribbling Darts of Love when SFeelings folded, and subsequently founded the Weather and has also recorded as One Man Bannister. Oh, and there was also the Changing Same.  He is a Beatles fan from childhood -- he said the Sneaky Feelings photo on the... > Read more

And Your Bird Can Sing

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Rhian Sheehan

28 Oct 2013  |  3 min read

New Zealand electronica artists Rhian Sheehan has steered an astute path between experimental and ambient, orchestrated and elemental music, and as a result has been picking up acclaim from the main thread of electronica artists and also for his soundtrack work. One of his works, We Are Astronomers, is used by Britain's National Space Centre and is played in digital planeteriums around the... > Read more

Rhian Sheehan: Places Between

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Eddie Rayner

21 Oct 2013  |  3 min read

For the briefest moment Elsewhere considered adding "of Split Enz" after Eddie Rayner's name at the top. But that goes without saying and, in many ways, is far too limiting. Since the heyday of Split Enz, the keyboardist without portfolio has built up an impressive CV which includes work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney and The Orb, Crowded House and the Exponents. He... > Read more

Stuff N' Nonsense

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Nick Raven

13 Oct 2013  |  3 min read

Young New Zealand singer-songwriter Nick Raven says something about his debut album Love and Lomography which piques Elsewhere's interest immediately: it's not only available on download but also on vinyl . . . and cassette. That's a kind of when-worlds-collide scenario -- done in what he calls "a fit of nostalgic and tactile madness" --  but the 19-year old is serious. He's... > Read more

Talk

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: Apra Silver Silver Scroll 2013 nominee Pete Wadams

5 Oct 2013  |  2 min read

The annual APRA Silver Scroll award acknowledges excellence in songwriting, so at Elsewhere we modified our Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire and tailored it to be specifically about the craft of songwriting for this year's five finalists. These five  were decided by the 10,000 strong APRA membership – all songwriters or composers themselves – who voted for their champion for... > Read more

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: APRA Silver Scroll nominee 2013 Aaradhna

4 Oct 2013  |  2 min read

The annual APRA Silver Scroll award acknowledges excellence in songwriting, so at Elsewhere we modified our Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire and tailored it to be specifically about the craft of songwriting for this year's five finalists. These five  were decided by the 10,000 strong APRA membership – all songwriters or composers themselves – who voted for their champion for... > Read more

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: APRA Silver Scroll nominee 2013 Joel Little

3 Oct 2013  |  3 min read

The annual APRA Silver Scroll award acknowledges excellence in songwriting, so at Elsewhere we modified our Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire and tailored it to be specifically about the craft of songwriting for this year's five finalists. These five  were decided by the 10,000 strong APRA membership – all songwriters or composers themselves – who voted for their champion for... > Read more

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: APRA Silver Scroll nominee 2013 Cy Winstanley of Tattletale Saints

2 Oct 2013  |  2 min read

The annual APRA Silver Scroll award acknowledges excellence in songwriting, so at Elsewhere we modified our Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire and tailored it to be specifically about the craft of songwriting for this year's five finalists. These five  were decided by the 10,000 strong APRA membership – all songwriters or composers themselves – who voted for their champion for... > Read more

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: APRA Silver Scroll nominee 2013 Luke Buda of Phoenix Foundation

1 Oct 2013  |  3 min read

The annual APRA Silver Scroll award acknowledges excellence in songwriting, so at Elsewhere we modified our Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire and tailored it to be specifically about the craft of songwriting for this year's five finalists. These five  were decided by the 10,000 strong APRA membership – all songwriters or composers themselves – who voted for their champion for... > Read more

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: APRA Silver Scroll nominee 2013 Anna Coddington

30 Sep 2013  |  3 min read

The annual APRA Silver Scroll award acknowledges excellence in songwriting, so at Elsewhere we modified our Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire and tailored it to be specifically about the craft of songwriting for this year's five finalists. These five  were decided by the 10,000 strong APRA membership – all songwriters or composers themselves – who voted for their champion for... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE JAZZ QUESTIONNAIRE: Norman Meehan

28 Sep 2013  |  3 min read

Norman Meehan is more than a jazz composer and gifted pianist, he also teaches jazz composition and history at the New Zeaand School of Music in Wellington. And he wrote the very fine biography of Mike Nock, Serious Fun (reviewed here) and Ten Conversations with Paul Bley. On his own albums he has set the poetry of Americn e.e. cummings and New Zealand's Bill Manhire to music, and... > Read more

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: University of Auckland songwriter finalist Jamie Moana

27 Sep 2013  |  2 min read

Every year Auckland University hosts a showcase for their talented music students. This year in addition to the five finalists for songwriter of the year there are also categories for best vocalist, best lyricist, best instrumentalist, best arranger and best song. It's a big night with judges from the top of the music industry and once again Elsewhere is pleased to introduce the... > Read more

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: University of Auckland songwriter finalist Callum Lee

26 Sep 2013  |  3 min read

Every year Auckland University hosts a showcase for their talented music students. This year in addition to the five finalists for songwriter of the year there are also categories for best vocalist, best lyricist, best instrumentalist, best arranger and best song. It's a big night with judges from the top of the music industry and once again Elsewhere is pleased to introduce the... > Read more

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: University of Auckland songwriter finalist Shana Llorando

25 Sep 2013  |  3 min read

Every year Auckland University hosts a showcase for their talented music students. This year in addition to the five finalists for songwriter of the year there are also categories for best vocalist, best lyricist, best instrumentalist, best arranger and best song. It's a big night with judges from the top of the music industry and once again Elsewhere is pleased to introduce the... > Read more

Dodging Bullets

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: University of Auckland songwriter finalist Emily Rice

24 Sep 2013  |  2 min read

Every year Auckland University hosts a showcase for their talented music students. This year in addition to the five finalists for songwriter of the year there are also categories for best vocalist, best lyricist, best instrumentalist, best arranger and best song. It's a big night with judges from the top of the music industry and once again Elsewhere is pleased to introduce the... > Read more

On the Road to Moab

THE ELSEWHERE SONGWRITER QUESTIONNAIRE: University of Auckland songwriter finalist Brayden Jeffrey

23 Sep 2013  |  3 min read

Every year Auckland University hosts a showcase for their talented music students. This year in addition to the five finalists for songwriter of the year there are also categories for best vocalist, best lyricist, best instrumentalist, best arranger and best song. It's a big night with judges from the top of the music industry and once again Elsewhere is pleased to introduce the... > Read more

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