Today (Fri, 21st October) Thomas Oliver reveals a raw acoustic rendition of his song 'If I Move To Mars'. Thomas appears in an accompanying video created by Terry Longley, armed with only an acoustic guitar and his sweet, soulful voice to recreate this well-loved song to its stripped-back original form.
“This song existed as a live solo acoustic song on quite a few stages around the world before it was an RnB-infused production on the airwaves, so it feels like going back and letting more people in on what it was when it was first born,” says Oliver of the arrangement.
'If I Move To Mars' was the first burst of new material released by the Wellington-based singer-songwriter and Weissenborn player in October last year. Thomas was recently awarded the APRA AMCOS Silver Scroll award for the song at the 2016 ceremony, held last month at Auckland’s Vector Arena.
Thomas is currently spending time in Los Angeles, before moving onto Nashville at this end of this month for more co-writing sessions.
Thomas reflects on his time so far: “I've been spending time hanging out at the Folk Music Centre, the Harper family music store in Claremont. I'm so deeply influenced by Ben Harper and his story that the store feels very familiar, like I have been there many times before. It is a true honour to have been invited to come and spend time with their family here in LA, and it's a part of my own story that I'll never forget.”
Sun Kil Moon’s will play their first show in New Zealand in nearly a decade at The Tuning Fork on 28 May, 2017.
Following the recent announcement of Thomas Oliver's forthcoming album Floating In The Darkness, the Wellington based singer-songwriter is about to embark on an eight date tour of New Zealand.
Mel Parsons has spent the last few years dividing her time between touring the world and performing her solo show in some of New Zealand’s remotest woolsheds. But this May, the Kiwi favourite will embark on her first tour with a full band since 2015, taking in the country’s main centres.
Florida-born multi-instrumentalist Radical Face (a.k.a. Ben Cooper) has his sights set on Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this coming May and June!
Fleet Foxes will release its long awaited and highly anticipated third album, Crack-Up, with on June 16.
UK singer-songwriter Harry Pane has released the first track ‘Fletcher Bay’ from his upcoming EP The Wild Winds, due April 7.
The King of ‘Margaritaville’ himself, Jimmy Buffett will be performing two New Zealand shows this April, after an exclusive Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017 performance.
By Janine Swail
Artist: Mundy & The Seamus Begley Trio
Date / Venue: Friday February 24th, 2017 - The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Fresh from a sold out run around the UK which culminated last night in an enraptured packed Hoxton Hall and just before she continues around Europe, Nadia Reid has shared her new video for 'The Arrow and The Aim'.
New Zealand singer-songwriter and local Weissenborn meistro, Thomas Oliver today shares his brand new single 'Shine Like The Sun' with accompanying music video, and announces the release date of his second studio album, Floating In The Darkness coming out 28th April 2017.
New Zealand singer-songwriter Anna Hawkins has announced the release of her colourful new album 'Bold, Brave & Beautiful' for March 10th.
Aldous Harding has shared the first single and video from her forthcoming album.