He’s a musician without a record label, a card holder without any remaining credit.
Spirit Bird, the seventh album from Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd, who plays Wellington tonight, was inspired by a unique encounter in the middle of nowhere with a red-tailed black cockatoo. “It’s very powerful that song, Spirit Bird,” Rudd explains.
Margaret Thatcher was not just a political titan, she was a cultural icon – skewered by comedians, transformed into a puppet and played to Oscar-winning perfection by Meryl Streep. With her uncompromising politics, ironclad certainty, bouffant hairstyle and ever-present handbag, the late British leader was grist for comedians, playwrights, novelists and songwriters whether they loved her or – as was more often the case – hated her
Mika worries that melody comes too easily for him. The 29-year-old Lebanese singer can write pop choruses as catchy as anything performed by his heroes Elton John, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson and Queen.
New stars often get compared to their music industry forebears and British singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka, who plays two shows in New Zealand next month, is no exception.
Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly is a distinguished musician and poet. Through his human and distinctive musical style, he has offered astute social and political commentary.
Multiple Grammy winner- country singer Jewel is known for her commitment to her art and music. With her 1995 debut album ” Pieces of You” she received 4 Grammy nominations and topped the Billboard charts with her singles “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “You Were Meant For Me” and “Foolish Games.” Now after years of […]
Every band has a story, but in the case of Bon Iver, it’s all but impossible to distinguish the notes from the narrative. Back in October 2007, the same month that Radiohead sent out its pay-whatever-you-please release In Rainbows, a shaggy-haired Midwesterner by the name of Justin Vernon was quietly self-releasing the moody, meditative record For Emma, Forever Ago
Kandi Burruss has broken her silence in the wake of the death of her fianc, Ashley “A.J.” Jewell. The newest cast member of Bravo’s hit reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” released a statement after Jewell died Saturday following a fistfight.
Mason Jennings is free of drugs or alcohol. Has been for some time now.