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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

Concert Review Highlights

Primacy, Skinny Hobos, Wolf Wizard – Navara Lounge, Hamilton

Despite the cold and limited numbers, powerhouse rockers Primacy put on a great show which deserved much better attendance. Words and photos by Jacko Andrews Opening the night and chipping some of…

Norah Jones – Live @ The Aotea Centre, Auckland 2019

Tuesday night I headed out to the new and improved Aotea Centre to see Norah Jones’ first show in our fair country. The American singer/songwriter has half a dozen albums spanning her…

Cherie Currie – Live 2016 NZ Tour

In her own words, this gig was forty years coming, and with it came thundering power chords and the raw back beat of seasoned rockers. Words by Mitch Treleaven Cherie Currie overcame her jet lag…

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Upcoming Gigs


Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

Sunday 28 July, Aotea Centre Auckland


Sons of Zion – Come Home Tour

August 2nd – 31st, Nationwide


Daily J – RIDE THE TIDE Tour

July/August NAtionwide


Tom Walker – Live

August 20th, Powerstation. Auckland


Kings – NZ Tour

August 16-24, Nationwide



August 28th-Sept 1st, Nationwide


Jacob Collier – In Concert

2nd & 4th September, Wellington & Auckland

Latest Tour Announcements

America – 50th Anniversary Tour

Nov 22-24, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch

Ross The Boss – Live

Nov 15/16/17, Auck, Wellington & Christchurch

Emotional Oranges – Live

Wednesday, 11th September, Neck of the Woods, Auckland

Bruno Major – Live

24th September, The Tuning Fork, Auckland