Love Will Come Round | The Bellbirds

A brief moment of nostalgia... Malcolm Ibell, sound engineer and live mixer extraordinaire, sent me through this file that he stumbled across when he was cleaning out his hard drive recently. It's from a live performance that The Bellbirds gave in 2013.  The song is 'Love Will Come Round', which I wrote a few months prior … Continue reading Love Will Come Round | The Bellbirds

Toi Huarewa | NZ Trio & Horomona Horo

Last Sunday NZTrio, Horomona Horo, Tim Worrall and I gathered at York Street studios to workshop some of the ideas for Toi Huarewa so far. Also joining us was Jonathan King, who documented the process for us on film. Having the opportunity to work together with everyone in this way was invaluable and, I think, crucial to the development of … Continue reading Toi Huarewa | NZ Trio & Horomona Horo

Mana Wahine | Okareka Dance Company

When I was a student at Auckland University (more than 20 years ago) our orchestra was invited to perform Vivaldi's 'Gloria' live with the Douglas Wright Dance Company at the Wellington International Festival of the Arts. One of the things I remember about that time is that there genuinely seemed to be more heroes for kids … Continue reading Mana Wahine | Okareka Dance Company

Neil Finn | Dizzy Heights

I travelled to the USA and England in 2014 to showcase Neil Finn's new album - Dizzy Heights. This photo was taken by Frank Donnelly during the New York show at 'Le Poisson Rouge' and other shots from the show can be viewed here at Neil's official website. Neil, myself (keyboards and backing vocals) and the … Continue reading Neil Finn | Dizzy Heights