Shona Laing honoured by (Glad I'm) Not A Kennedy remake
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.
Christchurch born Dudley Benson is a composer, producer and performer living in Dunedin. As an eleven-year-old he was the soloist of the Christchurch Cathedral choir. In 2014 he won an Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award and he's released two albums, three EPs, a double live album, remix album,performed two New Zealand tours and toured Japan in 2012.
Dudley's latest single is an interpretation of Shona Laing's song (Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy. Dudley has also produced a video to accompany the song, a collaboration with Nom*d, Olveston House, and director of photography Phoebe Lysbeth Kay.
The song was recorded with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra during the sessions for Dudley's next album, Zealandia.
Click play to hear what Shona Laing thinks of her song's remake.
See the (Glad I'm) Not a Kennedyvideo and other works by Dudley Benson here http://www.dudleybenson.com/content/4/