IN STORES THIS WEEK!
The organisers of the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2004 have announced three technical awards.
Best Album Cover Tui goes to Ben Sciascia for Supergroove’s 'Postage'
Best Engineer Tui goes to Chris van de Geer for Carly Binding’s 'Passenger'
Best Producer award goes to P-Money for Scribe’s 'The Crusader'.
Supergroove’s 'Postage' is a ‘flashback’ album of greatest hits and the cover was designed by the band’s former guitarist Ben Sciascia. From 1990 to 1996, Ben learned his craft designing album artwork, posters, merchandising and direct marketing for Supergroove as well as working freelance for design firm DeBeer Adams.
When Supergroove disbanded in 1996 Ben focused on design and advertising full time, forming Sciascia Brothers Advertising.
Chris van de Geer was engineer for all tracks on Carly Binding's 'Passenger' album and also performed guitar duties on some of the tracks.
Chris has been a musician / writer since his early teens and has a strong interest in the art of making records.
He has been working as a engineer for more than 10 years and has engineered or engineered/co-produced many New Zealand artists such as Tim Finn, Strawpeople, the feelers, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, Garageland, Greg Johnson, Savant, Eye TV and Splitter.
And as a producer and recording artist, P-Money received critical acclaim and international recognition for his gold selling debut album ‘P-Money – Big Things’.
P-Money’s proficiency behind the boards has led him to become one of the most ‘in-demand’ hip-hop producers in the south pacific, composing & recording tracks for local hip-hop luminaries such as Scribe, Deceptikonz, Ill Semantics, Unique, King Kapisi, Che Fu and Nesian Mystik.
The remaining 22 Tuis are to be handed out by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand at an industry only event at the Aotea Centre, THE EDGE® in Auckland on September 22.