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Artist Collective - Life As A Musician


Wed 2 Mar 2011, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Zeal, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Zeal West

Hey everyone, first Artist Collective for 2011 is nearly here! Come hear about "Life as a Musician" with guest speakers:

Marcus Powell - Blindspott
Dei Hamo - NZ hip hop artist
Geordie MacCullum - Motocade
Luke Casey - Eye TV & the Relaxomatic Project

Free food and Red Bull!

The Artist Collective is a free monthly workshop for young artists (13 - 25yrs).

Speaker info:

Geordie McCallum – Motocade:
Geordie is also recognized as a founding member of successful indie-rock band 'Motocade'. Renowned within the New Zealand music scene, Motocade continues to enjoy international success from acclaimed album releases and tours. Motocade has played to some of New Zealand's biggest audiences at Big Day Out, Rhythm & Vines and Homegrown and most recently toured to New York City at the end of 2009 to play at the exclusive CMJ festival.

Geordie has extensive experience as a live musician, recording artist and songwriter, as well as his background in computerised music production (recording, sequencing and notating), sound and lighting.

Marcus Powell – Blindspott:
Marcus is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of one of NZ's leading nu-metal rock bands. Blindspott began in 1997 and developed a loyal following in the years leading up to their self titled album release. Blindspott, their self titled debut album, was released in 2002 and reached number 1 and went platinum in New Zealand in its first week of release. It is presently triple-platinum.

Their second single from their 2nd album, "Drown", was released on May 1, 2006 and entered the official New Zealand music chart on May 7, 2006, going straight to number 4. End the Silence was released shortly after in New Zealand on May 29, 2006 and broke New Zealand music records - in the first week of release it went straight to Number 1 on the official New Zealand music charts. Blindspott are the first New Zealand music act to have both their albums debut in the charts at Number One.

In August 2006, Blindspott played at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan, alongside major acts such as Metallica, Deftones, Linkin Park and Tool.

Dei Hamo – NZ Hip Hop Artist:
Sanerivi Sagala, better known by his stage name Dei Hamo, is a New Zealand hip hop artist and rapper. Dei Hamo, which can be translated as 'The Samoan’ has won various awards for his chart topping music and debut album First Edition, released in 2005.

In 2006, Dei Hamo won two awards at the Pacific Music Awards in New Zealand, for his album First Edition. In 2005, Dei Hamo's single We Gon' Ride picked up Tui awards at the New Zealand Music Awards for Highest Selling Single of the Year and Best Music Video. Dei Hamo's musical career spans more than 15-years. He was part of the legendary Proud hip hop tour and has worked with some of New Zealand's top musicians and performers, including Boh Runga, Tha Feelstyle and DJ Sammy B. He has supported international acts including Black Eyed Peas and Busta Rhymes.
In 2004, his debut single We Gon' Ride spent five continuous weeks at number one on New Zealand's music chart, and 3 months in the top 10. The infectious bass-heavy track went platinum. It also reached the top 40 in Australia.

Luke Casey:
Having toured extensively throughout New Zealand and overseas, Luke enjoys passing on “real world” industry knowledge and insight gained from his experiences to help younger musicians develop into confident drummers. Luke was the drummer for NZ Group ‘Eye TV’ for 8 years and co-wrote 3 top ten singles. He then went on to form ‘The Relaxomatic Project’ with Guitarist Dan Sperber, with one of their songs becoming the lead track on the multi-platinum ‘Lazy Sunday - Volume 1’ CD.

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