The top 5 finalists have been announced for the award that recognises excellence in NZ songwriting. These following songs were chosen as finalists for the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Award by New Zealand APRA members. The award recognises excellence in songwriting and has been presented for 55 years. ‘Don’t […]
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Caitlin Smith is a singer sublime, celebrated vocal coach and an underrated songwriter. GARY STEEL quizzes her in the great Witchdoctor Q&A.
Tom Ludvigson gets around. GARY STEEL discovers that you never know quite what to expect from this prolific Auckland-based keyboardist.
GARY STEEL writes about one of the strangest tribute albums ever made about one of the strangest – and most loved – music obsessives he ever met.
Ron Kane was an American who loved NZ music at a time we barely acknowledged it, a record collector supreme, and part of a very strange musical group himself. GARY STEEL pays tribute to a good friend who died earlier today.
GARY STEEL digs up a previously unpublished interview with Chris Knox from 1986, in which the NZ music legend gives an amazing insight on the Flying Nun label, as well as his own music, and NZ music biz machinations in the 1980s.
GARY STEEL recommends this album to all those lost souls who find life just too harsh and edgy.
The idea? Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month and 38 years of his own rancid opining and reportage, Gary Steel will present something from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. The following is a transcription of a never-before-published interview I conducted with Kiwi music biz legend Simon Grigg way back on 28 January, 1986.