Chris McMenamin

About Chris McMenamin:

Chris McMenamin is a folk-punk artist from Auckland, influenced by Andrew Jackson Jihad, Harley Poe, and Jared Mees & the Grown Children among others.

His music often uses traditional folk instrumentation, including upright bass and accordion.

“Don’t trust a perfect person and don’t trust a song that’s flawless.” – twenty | one | pilots

 

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Chris McMenamin

The Masks We Wear [Single] released 19 February 2015

Prenant La Fuite [EP] released 01 May 2015

Phantoms, Fears, and All Things Feral [Album] released 15 May 2015

 

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Metaphysics

About Metaphysics:

Zimbabwean born Metaphysics (a.k.a. Herbert Schwamborn) is regarded as one of Africa’s hip hop pioneers. Based in Germany, and soon to hit the shores of New Zealand, he is a member of the multi-platinum German band Sons Of Mannheim (Söhnemannheims).

Metaphysics has won an Echo Award for his music (German equivalent of a Grammy Award). He has toured around the world opening for artists such as Wyclef Jean, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Eyed Peas, Busta Ryhmes, Fat Joe and many other established groups in the hip hop scene.

Metaphysics delivers a high energy set consisting of a mixture of Hip-Hop and Reggae Dancehall – dropping socio
conscious lyrics over classic Rap anthems.

Metaphysics has been mostly active in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but has a global influence reaching fans all around the world. In the USA, Metaphysics is associated with members of Maybach Music (Rick Ross), Wu-Tang Clan and he is also a long time member of the Universal Zulu Nation.

Herbert Schwamborn is also a film and music producer, a former radio presenter, and founder of Gandanga Music Zimbabwe, a record label based in Zimbabwe and Germany. In 1992 and prior to Metaphysics, he formed the group ‘A Peace Of Ebony’ which went on to break radio chart history in Zimbabwe with a song titled ‘Pretend It Never Happened’.

 

Albums

MetaphysicsA Peace Of Ebony – From The Native Toung (Teal Trutone)

Metaphysics – Elevated Perception (Swamp Records Germany)

Metaphysics – Digital Garden (Pyramid Music)

Metaphysics – Black Butterfly (Gandanga Music Zimbabwe)

Migrant Souls – Migrant Souls (Pyramid Music)

 

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Magpie Claw

About Magpie Claw:

Magpie Claw are a hard rock / alternative band based in Auckland, New Zealand. Influenced by a wide range of artists, the band formed at MAINZ in 2015.

Magpie Claw are currently rehearsing and polishing their current songs – ‘The Omen’, ‘Lucid Dreams’, ‘Dog Without a Chain’ and ‘Life in Vegas’ and are constantly writing and adding new songs to their setlist.

Band Members are: Calum McKay- Vocals, Salman Khan- Bass, Travis Cave- Drums, Ashlee Grigg- Guitar.

 

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Magpie ClawWatch this space!

 

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MCG

About MCG:

MCG The Gemini a.k.a. Gerard Price  is a Hip Hop / Alternative artist from Nelson, New Zealand. He says: “My music is basically my life’s journey from beginning to where I am now. It’s a mix of life events, views and future goals where I touch base on many issues in our communities. I aim to use my music to relate to others and help them through times of struggle in the same way the music helped me, and to make a difference in our communities.”

MCG dropped his 1st single ‘No Limits’ on iTunes in 2013 then created his own label MCG Studios NZ in Feb 2014. He dropped his 1st album ‘MCG The Message’ on October 10th 2014.

“I am currently trying to expand and mix into all different genres so I can grow as an artist, work with anyone and everyone, and spread my message wide and far. Feel free to check out some of my music.” MCG

 

Albums

MCG‘The Message’ 2014

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Munashe

About Munashe:

Munashe Tuwe is a Zimbabwean pianist, lyricist and producer currently based in Auckland, New Zealand.

At the age of 10 he picked up the pen and started teaching himself how to play piano and make beats. Since then his craft has evolved into what we see today.

Munashe describes his music as merely a reflection of what he sees, feels and thinks. He credits Nas, J. Cole, Common , Lupe Fiasco & Kendrick Lamar as his favourite emcees growing up and says their influence led him to have a more conscious outlook on life.

 

Albums

Munashe‘First Impression’ ©2013

 

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http://repfm.co.nz/artist-of-the-week-munashe/

 

 

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Tapfuma Gerald Munengami

About Tapfuma Gerald Munengami:

Well my name’s Tapfuma Gerald Munengami most people refer to me as Storm or Child Ether. I am a writer and a musician hence the aliases. I have been writing and making music since as far back as I can remember – most probably since I was about eight years old.

I have had an interesting life but when my father died, I went silent and was drawn to written words and music to express my emotion. Life has had its ups and downs, but I guess life is a school master and you can’t test a muscle or how much you have grown through time unless you go through the downs and still come up.

I try to make music and write to be positive, honest and sometimes to address truths society would rather sweep under the rug – like fatherless homes and society, racism, and love, I guess. I figure life’s about getting to know yourself because we are constantly changing. There are things I said I would never do that I have done, and when I did a life audit recently I wasn’t where I pictured myself when the dream first started. I take life in my stride and have a sense of humour about it.

I trust Jesus, live my life and try to be the best me I can be and, as I said, keep on discovering myself. I have no intention of being generic in this life time, I try my best not to judge people…. That’s about me, my life – anything else you want to know, just ask…. Stay blessed, Tapfuma.

 

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I also have had the pleasure of making a free soundtrack for a short book. I hope you enjoy.

Tapfuma Gerald Munengami

 

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Medusa Glare

About Medusa Glare:

MEDUSA GLARE are an exciting and powerful new rock outfit formed in Hamilton, New Zealand in 2014.

Combining contemporary sounds with hard hitting, old school rock, Medusa Glare deliver the perfect blend of groove and melody. Catchy hooks, driving rhythms and killer riffs are plentiful in their repertoire of exceptional original music.

Boasting a wealth of live and studio experience between the group’s members, Medusa Glare deliver a tight and powerful sound, befitted by super groups of the 70’s.

Rick’s powerful drum sound and style, combined with Si’s rich, warm, driving guitar tones, Jason’s powerful tenor vocals and Nathan’s driving basslines are reminiscent of a time when Rock n Roll was the undisputed king. While their sound’s roots lie in the golden era of rock, they are very much a band of today.

Band members: Simon Koretz – Guitar, Rick Walker – Drums, Nathan Waters – Bass, Jason Galu – Vocals.

 

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Moana and the Tribe

About Moana and the Tribe:

Long acknowledged for having consistently pushed the boundaries of Maori music in both her recordings and live performances, singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto is a self-confessed political junkie whose lyrics are rooted in the NZ landscape, culture and experience – inspiring her to “produce her own blend of traditional and contemporary styles without compromising either (Graham Reid, music critic).”

Formed in 2002, Moana & the Tribe has played hundreds of stages in Istanbul, Moscow, Florence, Berlin, Warsaw, Toronto, Venice, Shanghai, Seoul, Vienna, Toronto and Taipei. They have taken their haka-funk-dub-fusion to the Herodus Atticus (Athens), Sydney Opera House (Australia) as well as to the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Sziget (Budapest), Sarawak and Norway. The band performed in and around Glasgow 2014 as part of the “Boomerang Project” collaboration with Scottish and indigenous Australian musicians.

Moana is a recipient of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), a Life Time Recipient of the Toi Iho Maori Made Mark (denoting authenticity and quality) and received the 2005 Te Tohu Mahi Hou a Te Waka Toi Award from Te Waka Toi (Creative New Zealand) in recognition of ‘outstanding leadership and contribution to the development of new directions in Maori art.’

In 2007, Moana joined four other outstanding artists who were made Art Laureates by the NZ Arts Foundation. The following year, Moana was honoured by the Waiata Maori Music Awards for her special contribution to the Maori music industry.

 

Albums

Moana and the Tribe‘Tahi’ ©1993
‘Rua’ ©1999
‘Toru’ ©2002
‘Live unplugged’ ©2005
‘Wha’ ©2008
‘The Best Of’ ©2012
‘Rima’ ©2014

 

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“In the landscape of New Zealand music, one genre stands out: music by Maori artists, which is a solid cornerstone, and within itself powerfully diverse. One of the most distinctive, articulate and significant Maori voices is Moana Maniapoto who – first with Moana and the Moahunters and latterly as Moana & the Tribe – has taken her often politically conscious music to festivals across the world.” (Graham Reid)

The NZ Herald described Moana & the Tribe as “the most powerful, enjoyable and important act on the mainstage at Womad 2014 delivering a thumping, visually powerful and cleverly calculated implosion of waiata, haka and electronic-flavoured soul-funk.”

http://13thfloor.co.nz/reviews/concert-reviews/moana-the-tribe-galatos-september-28-2014/

 

 

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ManaLion

About ManaLion:

Mana – A super natural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object. Integrity, charisma, prestige.
Lion – You know what a lion is.

Sydney-based ManaLion are:

Duan & Only on Frontal Vee’s, Gat-Wound, Indo Tele (and your chestal chords)…
Mondo on Beats, Beets, Electronic Ricochet Rags, Rigs and Persian Rugs (he got no fleas)…
Slam Duncan on Bass and Yazz-Flute, Shakey Golden Tonsil Bee Vee’s (he got the jack).

Between all three members comes a combination of musical influences from Soul to Roots, Funk to DnB, Gangsta Rap to Hardcore Punk and everything in between.

 

 

Albums

ManaLion‘Back In The Day’ ©2014

 

 

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Anika Moa

About Anika Moa:

Anika Moa is a singer/songwriter who needs little introduction. Since storming onto the New Zealand music scene with the double-platinum album ‘Thinking Room’, singles such as ‘Youthful’, ‘Good In My Head’, and ‘Falling In Love Again’ became massive hits.

Intensive touring followed in the wake of this success. In addition to Anika’s obvious songwriting skills, her talents are nowhere more apparent than when playing live.

 

 

Albums

‘Thinking Room’ ©2001

‘Stolen Hill’ ©2005

Anika Moa‘In Swings The Tide’ ©2007

‘Love In Motion’ ©2010

‘Peace of Mind (With Boh Runga and Hollie Smith as AnikaBoh&Hollie)’ ©2013

‘Songs For Bubbas’ ©2013

 

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11183101

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/review/57047/anika-moa-love-in-motion.html

 

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