From New York City, the jazz capital of the world, the MCP Trio is ‘a band of musical brothers’ — their music, a hat tip to the time-honoured tradition of the piano trio. Steve Myerson (piano) Billy Carrión Jr (bass) and Jonathon Peretz (drums) probe those established boundaries to perform an impressive range of sui […]
‘Drawn’ was Chris Ledbetter’s debut Young Adult’s novel, one in which “all his sixteen year-old [main] character Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. To impress her, Cameron sketches her portrait into a mysterious sketch book. He gets a shock when the […]
H. M. Stanley is immortalised by his words “Dr Livingstone I presume?” It was like that the first time I met Tanya Dillon-Iremonger tho’ I recall it was more like, “Do you know my friend Amy in Sydney?” Fortunately for me, providing Amy’s surname also proved to be the right oil for a quick turn […]
Bruce Lynch is an accomplished performer, composer and arranger with experience in many genres including classical guitar, composition and orchestration. Early in his career he performed studio and live work on bass (electric and acoustic) for jazz, rock and orchestra ensembles. He was an arranger for big bands and orchestras for TV and Radio and […]
Jamie Macphail was born and bred in rural Hawke’s Bay and has a passion for the landscape of the area. He spent twenty years away but in the 1990s, the appeal of a burgeoning Hawke’s Bay lifestyle drew him back to establish his business here.
Billy Carrión Jr was nine years old when he first started playing the alto saxophone. At 14, his High School Band Director asked him to play baritone sax for their Marching Band because there were no bass instruments. These days, Billy is adept at playing every other kind of saxophone; as well as flutes, clarinets, […]
Jens Mueller provides professional services to leaders, entities and Governments worldwide. He specialises in governance and entrepreneurship strategies to develop the performance of organisations. A large part of his work is to effectively connect entities to their stakeholders, and to focus on outcomes rather than outputs. ABOUT Jens Mueller “With more than 25 years of […]
Harvindar Singh is the Principal of Auckland-based ‘The Curve Enterprises Ltd’ a Business Consultancy specialising in Marketing, High-Level Entertainment and Technology. He has a warmly large-as-life character and in his field has the competence and experiences to match. No small feat. When he speaks his mind, he’s worth a listen to, on many levels.
Emma Amiri-Ghaemmaghamy is an energetic 23 year old Rock chick who fronts hard Rock band, Static Era. She burst onto the New Zealand music scene backed by a solid three-piece band, her songs full of soul, melodic lyrics and plenty of attitude. Her all time dream is to have a successful career in the music […]