Bic Runga to feature at LATE at the Auckland Museum

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Auckland Museum has revealed the musical guest for the upcoming LATE at Auckland Museum panel 'Sing it Sister' on Wednesday 8 November is the inimitable music icon Bic Runga

Bic has spent the last many months preparing for her 20th Anniversary of Drive tour, the celebration of 20 years of achievement in New Zealand, and abroad. We are delighted that Bic has made time in her tour schedule to perform at this LATE, which she views as a celebration of all women in the music industry.

Since the release of her first single Drive in 1996 – a top ten hit when she was just twenty – Bic has been awarded almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll song-writing award. Bic has won the most Tuis (New Zealand Music Awards) by any individual, ever (twenty). She has won Best Female Vocalist four times and Best Producer three times. Bic’s debut album Drive was certified seven times platinum and featured the enormous hit Sway. The follow up Beautiful Collision in 2002 was certified an incredible eleven times platinum. 

In January 2006, The Queen made Runga a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Zealand New Year's Honours List. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Legacy award at the New Zealand Music Awards and inducted in to New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. 

In addition to all the above, Sway is the most covered song on YouTube in the Philippines; Bic is a massive fan of a good lamington; and she is an awesome drummer. 

Bic will perform an acoustic set in the Museum’s beautiful Grand Foyer of her hits and songs from her recent album Close Your Eyes, featuring the Silver Scroll nominated song of the same name.

This LATE panel will celebrate strong female musicians with Ladi6, Dianne Swann, Geneva Alexander-Marsters, Jessie Moss, and moderator Rose Matafeo exploring future visions for the music industry and discussing local solutions to global cultures of sexism.

LATE at Auckland Museum: Sing is Sister: Sexism in the Music Industry

Wednesday 8 November 6pm-9pm, Event Centre, Auckland Museum

Tickets via Auckland Museum