Chelsea is a unique and supremely talented singer-songwriter with impressive producer chops to boot. Her finely-honed humour, super-catchy riffs and deeply affecting lyrics combine with her delightfully quirky presentation in a powerful body of work. This track, her latest release, is a perfect, sharply-bemusing example.
May 27 NZ Music Month
Ross Harris - There May Be Light
Ross Harris is a hugely prolific composer who utilises a complex technique to achieve works of profound beauty and gravitas. He first wrote for us in 2006, a work called senryu. For a 2014 NZTrio tour with UK clarinet wunderkind Julian Bliss (that included the incomparable Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time) Chamber Music New Zealand and NZTrio joined forces and commissioned Ross to write a companion piece for the same forces. This video is an interview and performance combined.
Ladi’s Samoan heritage shines through in her beaming smile, rich mellow voice and Pacific-reggae riffs. She and her partner Parks sink into just the right groove in their urban hiphop tracks. These artists have been hit by Covid-19 harder than most, with major tours getting cancelled. They deserve your support. Check out MusicHelps.org for help thinking of ways to show your support for these and other treasured kiwi artists. ♥️