The PwC School of the Year Award goes to the schools with the most students in the Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition Top 48.
The 2012 Winner of the PwC School of the Year Award is
Papatoetoe High School
who will receive $1500 retail credit from the New Zealand Rockshop.
As featured on Close Up – Bill Sevesi’s song recorded by Mt Roskill Primary School.
The 2012 Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition finalists are in various studios around the country recording their songs. This is an exciting time at the Play It Strange office – we can’t wait to hear the finished results.
Here’s a photo of Avalon Hewitt and Matt Cheriton from Kaipara College recording up at Roundhead Studios in Auckland.
The 2012 Matariki festivities are underway and the Matariki Songwriting Competition CD of the Top 10
is being listened to by the masses.
Winner Petra Bullock has performed her song ‘Scarlet’ at the Festival programme launch at Mangere Arts Centre.
She has also performed at Whakapuawai 2012 at the Auckland University Business
School. Finalist Ashley Tipene performed ‘Love Boat’ also – post speeches and kai.
Petra has perfomed at the Wakapurei launch of theatre and arts at the Basement Theatre while
Ashley took to the stage at Mean Matariki Mean at the Corbans Arts Centre. Mariah McGregor also performed
‘Seasons of Change’ to an enthusiastic audience.
There is more to come… enjoy Matariki
Sat 14 July Petra Bullock with perform at lunchtime 2 degrees Kapa Haka Super 12′s, The Cloud
21 July NZ Post Manu Aute Kite Day, Orakei Marae – performers TBA
The 2012 Matariki Songwriting album is now available for downloading for free:
Hannah Horsfield – winner of the Who Loves Who Competition recently got to meet Zowie.
The pop star turned up when Hannah was performing her own version of Zowie’s ‘Broken Machine’ at the Cheese On Toast Music Month Showcase at Silo Park. They were both excited to meet – Zowie was blown away by Hannah’s interpretation of her song.
Photo by Danielle Bolton.
Jordan Luck has been awarded as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Jordan is head judge in Play It Strange major songwriting competitions and has performed in Band Of Strangers three times.
To celebrate, here is a selection of photos of Jordan from our archives:
East Tamaki Primary School won the JuniorComp Primary School Lyric Writing Competition – South Auckland.
Here is a beautiful video of them performing their winning song – music by Annah Mac.
The Who Loves Who Competition 2012 is now available.
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Play It Strange and RIANZ are proud to announce the winner of the Who Loves Who Competition.
Hannah Horsfield from Kaipara College
for her version of Zowie’s song ‘Broken Machine’.
Hannah has won two days recording at Roundhead Studio’s Brickroom.
The Who Loves Who Competition has seen many entries come in fabulous versions of iconic New Zealand songs. From ‘Blue Smoke’ (the very New Zealand song recording), through to contemporary artists such as Avalanche City, Blindspott and Zowie. There have been a wide variety of styles applied to the arrangements – Jazz, Orchestral, Hip-Hop, Punk, and Acoustic Ballads to label a few.
The winner has been chosen by Chris Caddick (Managing Director of RIANZ). He also chose these awards:
Best Instrumental: Leonardo Coghini & Tyaan Singh from Kapiti College for ‘I See Red’
Highly Commended: Matt Cheriton from Kaipara College for ‘Gutter Black’
Highly Commended: Perry Langston from Kaipara … Read More »