We've followed the rise and rise of the de Jong Brothers and Ethan Trembath, AKA Alien Weaponry, ever since Yetta, the mum of the de Jong boys, first called into Gold FM to tell us about her sons band and their unique brand of music when they... Continue reading »
Gary Harvey is an iconic New Zealand musician who’s been around the scene for decades.
He’s performing at the Waikino Hotel tonight, and Brian Gentil caught up with him to talk about his career and what he’s currently working on.
Gary turned... Continue reading »
Amir Yussof is a singer songwriter who has produced three albums.
Of Malay-Swiss parentage, he currently lives in our neck of the woods, Waikino, where he's settling into a Kiwi lifestyle that couldn't be more different from his music... Continue reading »
Posted 10 April 2019
by Gold FM
in New Zealand Music
Media Release: National Jazz Festival
The 42nd National Youth Jazz Competition held at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre on Friday 5 April and Saturday 6 April featured the most competitors in its 42-year history says National Youth Jazz Competition Director Liam Ryan.
“We had a record... Continue reading »
Rock ‘n’ roll raconteur Jon Toogood unplugs the Marshall stacks and dusts off his acoustic guitar for a show at Waihi Beach on February 10.
2018 has been a loud one for Toogood, between recording, releasing and touring critic and fan-favourite album... Continue reading »
With the end of one year and the dawning of another Brian Gentil had the great pleasure of catching up with singer/songwriter Shona Laing for a chat about music, what has inspired her and life in general.
Listen in to our podcast to hear her... Continue reading »
It's always a huge pleasure to speak with Shona Laing so when she got in touch to ask if we'd heard the remake of her (Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy hit we couldn't resist the opportunity to get her into the studio for a chat about it.... Continue reading »
New Zealand singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore has released her highly anticipated fourth studio album titled, Ivory. Featuring singles “Hallow Fate,” “Beatnik Trip,” “Dirty Mercy”, “Cabrona” and “Girl Gang”, the release succeeds news of her US tour... Continue reading »
New Zealand’s ‘Te Reo Metal’ sensations, Alien Weaponry, have signed an international deal with Napalm Records in Europe, which will see their debut album marketed and sold worldwide.
The deal comes in the wake of the band signing with German based... Continue reading »
Midge Marsden called in for a chat about his music. It's worth a listen.
It was our very great pleasure to welcome Midge Marsden into the Gold FM studio this morning. Midge rose early and drove down from Auckland to talk about his music.... Continue reading »
Dave Dobbyn has released his classic Kiwi anthem Welcome Home in te Reo to celebrate Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori).
The 60 year old singer said he wrote the song in 2005 after watching anti racism marches in Christchurch. He... Continue reading »
It was our pleasure to welcome Kristian Lund and Mikayla Wiltshire to Gold FM this morning.
Kristian is passionate about music and already has a large catalogue of songs he has written, sung and self-produced. Seventeen year old Kristian has just... Continue reading »
New Zealand thrash metal band Alien Weaponry just entered its second week at the top of the Spotify NZ Viral 50 Music Chart with it’s song Rū Ana Te Whenua. Spotify is the world’s largest online music distributor and it’s “Viral 50” chart measures... Continue reading »
Out this Friday on limited edition double LP and digitally is the remastered inside a quiet mind from micronism.
Stepping through deep house, glitch and techno, and originally made across bedrooms in Auckland and Brisbane, inside a quiet mind isn’t... Continue reading »
Blues-roots fans are in for a treat if they head to the Waihi Beach Hotel tonight. Swamp Thing, a two-man blues-roots juggernaut is rocking the house from 9 pm.
Brian Gentil caught up with Michael Barker, formerly of John Butler Trio, to talk about... Continue reading »
The Waihi Beach Hotel Summer Festival is underway with an emphasis on keeping it real by promoting bands with a feel good vibe. The feel good continues tonight with the Narcs bringing classic eighties kiwi hits to the stage tonight!
Brian Gentil... Continue reading »
The Waihi Beach Hotel is synonymous with live music over summer and this year is no exception, with 45 live performances scheduled across 15 days kicking off on Christmas Eve.
The Summer Festival will feature top New Zealand acts including Drax... Continue reading »
New Zealand soul songstress Hollie Smith has released ‘Please’, a song she has written in support of this year’s White Ribbon campaign.
Despite 2016 being an incredibly busy year, releasing latest album WATER OR GOLD, touring Australasia and... Continue reading »
New Zealand soul songstress Hollie Smith, today launches the 2016 White Ribbon Campaign by releasing ‘Please’, a song she has written in support of this year’s campaign.
Despite 2016 being an incredibly busy year, releasing latest album WATER OR... Continue reading »
Based in Berlin, Graham Candy was born & raised in Auckland, where he attended Rangitoto College and participated in the Play It Strange songwriting competition claiming 7th place in 2008.
After being spotted by a Berlin-based record company... Continue reading »