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Top 10 Music Software Plugins For Songwriters

A modern computer system is an invaluable tool for songwriting.  Here are some recommended software plugins to enhance your experience and not blow the budget. The Internet can be an excellent source

Is The Music Industry Right For You?

Of all industries you can choose to start a career in, a professional musician is probably one of the hardest to make a baseline income

The Best Time To Be In The Music Industry

There have been some fascinating statistics released last year affirming what many already knew about the music industry. Hip-hop and rap have surpassed rock as the most listened to genre of music in

Emma Cameron – Truth or Dare

My planned 20-minute interview with Emma Cameron from rock band Decades became an hour-long banter session that may have veered from the subject of promoting the band more than a few times. I…

The Faim – Exclusive Interview

Touted as the “next big thing”, Aussie Rock Breakout stars The Faim have released their debut single ‘Saints Of The Sinners’. The song was co-written with none other than Fall Out…

Eb and Sparrow – Taking The Alternative Route

On a 13-day tour of New Zealand, this is the alternative-folk band’s 4th time back in Whanganui and tonight it was at the pleasurable Lucky Bar.  As a Lucky ‘virgin’, I was mesmerized by the…

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Upcoming Gigs


The Chills – Snow Bound Tour

Sept-Oct 2018 Nationwide


Brockhampton – Live

Friday 21st September – Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland


Vance Joy – Nation of Two Tour

Saturday, September 29th. Auckland Town Hall


Wolf Alice – Live

Thursday 30th September – Powerstation, Auckland


Post Modern Jukebox

October2-8 Nationwide


The Teskey Brothers – NZ Tour

October 4-6 Nationwide



Wellington/Auckland/Christchurch – October 6-13

Latest Tour Announcements

R&B Vanguard BRENT FAIYAZ Makes His New Zealand Debut

R&B vanguard BRENT FAIYAZ is headed to New Zealand for the first time this January, bringing his bold, vulnerable and tender ballads to Auckland and Wellington on his worldwide Sonder Son…

Rap heavyweights Busta Rhymes and Twista announce Auckland show

US legends – Busta Rhymes and Twista – are making a whirlwind stop-over in New Zealand for an Auckland show this November. Presented by Pato Entertainment, Talk Later and Flava, the…

The Living End Return To Rock Auckland’s Powerstation

Eccles Entertainment is rapt to announce that legendary Australian band The Living End will be bringing their high energy live show to Auckland for one headline show next February. Hot off the…