Jamie McDell, Marlon Williams, Head Like A Hole, Strange Harvest, Miss June, The Jury And The Saints, Quail State, Mel Parsons, Tainted, ManaLion
The third round of Outward Sound grant recipients for 2011 have been named. Ten grants were awarded comprising one Stage Two and nine Stage One grants.
It has been an amazing year for
Princess Chelsea – Stage 1
Princess Chelsea is the moniker of
Her label Lil Chief are currently re-launching the label in the US College radio market with the initial promotional activity centering on Lil’ Golden Book and Pickachunes eponymous debut album. The labels efforts so far have been rewarded with Lil Golden Book making the CMJ top 200 adds chart, placing at #18.
This Stage One grant will allow Princess Chelsea to undertake a showcase tour of the East Coast of the
I Am Giant – Stage 1
Consisting of two ex-Blindspott members, drummer Shelton Woolright and guitarist Aja Timu, along with Ed Martin on vocals and Paul Matthews on bass, I Am Giant are fast collecting fans and notoriety across the globe.
I Am Giant have now set their sights on
Flip Grater – Stage 1
Flip Grater would have to be one of the hardest working singer/songwriters in
On this last European trip Flip signed a deal with French-based management company So-U, as well as a European record deal with German label Make My Day Records and secured booking agencies for
Since Andrew Spraggon’s first formative releases as Sola Rosa at the turn of the 21st century, he’s steadily built a reputation for his deft synthesis of styles and quiet disregard for the niceties of genre boundaries. With a catch-all sound encompassing the best of hip hop, reggae, jazz, latin, soul and funk, all six of Sola Rosa’s critically acclaimed albums are a potent distillation of the music that’s influenced Spraggon over the course of his decade long career as a musician and producer. From a humble, self-released one man project to a decidedly deadly live collective, Sola Rosa has grown from a national treasure into an act of truly international repute.
Having recently signed a global deal with influential label Melting Pot, Solar Rosa is now taking his music out of NZ and into the wider world. With the help of a Stage One Outward Sound grant Sola Rosa is undertaking a showcase tour of
One of the biggest success stories to have risen from the Parachute Music Festival would have to be the Hip Hop/Rock band Rapture Ruckus. Signing to US Christian label BEC in 2009 saw the band relocate to
Street Chant – Stage 1
Recently nominated for Best Alternative Album for this year’s New Zealand Music Awards,
The sonic rock and roll explosions that emanates from ‘power duo’ Cairo Knife Fight has been described by one NZ industry heavyweight as the closest thing one could get to a genuine ‘Hendrix’ like live experience. He is not alone in his worship of the band as they can count such heavyweights as Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stoneage as fans. Further love has been demonstrated with the band being nominated for best rock album for the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards. With interest shown from overseas promoters and labels, Cairo Knife Fight are now heading to the United States with assistance from Outward Sound to perform a number of showcases in and around CMJ and to meet with array of potential business partners.
The past five years have been a wild ride for young Kiwi artist Elizabeth Marvelly. Two international signings, two major European tours culminating in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, two top ten records and singing the national anthem at the Bledisloe Cup matches in
The Golden Awesome – Stage 1
Made up of former members of Mëstar, Cloudboy, and Mink, The Golden Awesome have been wowing audiences since their inception. It was after seeing the band playing their stunning show at last years Camp A Low Hum that Brett Lyman of M’Lady Records signed the band to his cult
Applications for the next round of Outward Sound grants close on October 25, 2011 at 5pm.