Music 101

Saturday 6 September 2014, with Emma Smith

Sharon Jones vs Tyra Hammond
Soul survivor Sharon Jones returns to the country this week with her go-to funk'n'soul outfit The Dap-Kings, a band that's backed up artists as diverse as Amy Winehouse, Muse and Michael Bublé. We get our very own Queen of Soul, Tyra Hammond, in conversation with the Queen of Funk ahead of The Dap-Kings' Auckland show.

Rhythm Interactive
Starting in a garage in Queenstown a decade ago, Rhythm Interactive's John Boone has performed his immersive, wordless drumming workshop hundreds of times a year to ever growing audiences - culminating in a recent TEDx show to over 2000 people. We talk to John Boone about what he has learned about improvisation, creativity, and the state of flow. 

JOHN BOONE HendersonJohn Boone

Jol Mulholland, the second oldest Mulholland brother, is following up his solo debut, Eugene Told Me You Were Dead, with a new album, Stop And Start Again. The record finds the prolific producer and session man at home in his favourite recording environment, The Lab in Mount Eden, Auckland. Nick Atkinson investigates.

Jol Mulholland by Alexander HoylesJol Mulholland / Photo by Alexander Hoyles

Herriot Row Album Diary
In late June 2014, Auckland based singer-songwriter Simon Comber flew to San Francisco to record the debut Herriot Row album at Tiny Telephone Studios with John Vanderslice, renowned producer for artists such as The Mountain Goats, Spoon and Samantha Crain.

Comber’s album diary follows him through the process of making a LP in what Vanderslice describes as his “functioning museum”, a studio full of archaic synths and tape machines that went out of production decades ago.

John Vanderslice and Simon Comber Photo by Laurence WasserJohn Vanderslice and Simon Comber / Photo by Laurence Wasser