Anika Moa could be credited with discovering our next artist busking on the streets of Geraldine a few years back. A young Hannah Harding was trying to raise the funds to get a ticket to Anika’s show that night, and ended up on stage supporting the headline act. It was a sweet story that gained her national attention and new friend. Last week Harding released her debut album under the moniker Aldous Harding. Ben Edwards of Lyttelton Records and Marlon Williams, also known as the prince of Lyttelton, co-produced this first record. Nick Atkinson had never met Aldous Harding so he began by asking Marlon to point her out…
Aldous Harding. Phtoto: Sabin Holloway
He of the beguiling fringe and luminous blue eyes picks tracks from three different eras of his seven album career in a live performance with cellist Chalie Davenport hosted by Emma Smith!
April 11, 2014 marks 15 years since the founding of Dawn Raid Entertainment, the South Auckland record label established by Danny 'Brotha D' Leaoasavaii and Andy Murnane when they were fresh out of business school. Dawn Raid Entertainment used Phil Fuemana's influential Urban Pacifika Records as the blueprint for their burgeoning empire, and went on to bring the world artists like Aaradhna and Savage. Sam Wicks talks to Andy Murnane and Brother D.