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 »
Posted 6 December 2016
by Nicole Thomas
in Concerts and Legend
Media Release: NikNak Media
The UK’s most successful reggae band, UB40, is returning to New Zealand in November 2017, playing all their hits and more!
Spearheading the global reggae revival throughout the 80s and 90s, UB40 became a household name with smash tunes like ‘Red Red... 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 »
Leonard Cohen's son Adam shared his feelings as he buried his father.
He posted a message on social media telling the world his dad had been buried:
My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal. With only immediate family and a few... 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 »
Freddy Mercury would have turned 70 years old on September the 4th.
The supernova star has long since departed for heaven but would surely have been over the moon to learn about his astronomical namesake.
Who better to break the stellar news about... 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 »
We featured Bryce Carter's music during June. Bryce was born and bred in Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud, Christchurch - New Zealand. He's a singer/songwriter who says he's driven to connect with truth and honesty in music.... Continue reading »
Smokefree rockquest winners Alien Weaponry (Northland) and Altered Blondes (North Shore) are joining forces this Friday to put on a killer show for Auckland's youth. The all ages show at the Ellen Melville Hall in the City runs from 5:30pm -... Continue reading »
COLDPLAY have today announced a New Zealand date on their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, with a stadium show confirmed for Auckland.
This is the band’s first world tour since the Mylo Xyloto Tour, which included Australian and New Zealand shows in... Continue reading »
Gold FM is acknowledging NZ Music Month by paying attention to Alien Weaponry and featuring them this month.
Hailing from Northland, Alien Weaponry are a three piece hardcore thrash metal band with an average age of 13 set to take the New Zealand... Continue reading »
Sad, sad, sad to hear Prince has passed.
BIG respect to Prince, AKA: Jamie Starr, Christopher Alexander Nevermind, The Purple One, Joey Coco, The Artist Formely Known As Prince, TAFKAP.
Master of Funk, R&B, Rock, Pop, New Wave, Synth Pop,... Continue reading »
Posted 11 April 2016
by Gold FM
in New Releases
Media Release: Johnny Parker Records
Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records.
Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for... Continue reading »
Phil Rudd has been named one of the best rock drummers of all time by Rolling Stome magazine.
While Phil Rudd welcomed the ranking as good news he graciously played it down saying, “There are a lot of drummers around.”
Credited with influencing a... Continue reading »
Warner Music New Zealand has announced the release of Hollie Smith’s third solo album WATER OR GOLD, out April 1st 2016.
Undoubtedly one of Aotearoa’s strongest voices, Hollie Smith emerged in the late 1990s, working with the likes of Fat Freddy’s... Continue reading »
In the wake of the monumental anti-TPPA protests and the advent of Waitangi Day, award-winning, multi-platinum artist and producer Tiki Taane returns with a poignant new song that celebrates hometown New Zealand.
Penned in appreciation of the... Continue reading »
The ever elegant Thin White Duke took his leave of this mortal coil surrounded by loving family and his death has come as a complete surprise to the rest of the world.
David Bowie released his last album, ‘Black Star’ on his 69th birthday, just two... Continue reading »
Fat Freddy’s Drop launched BAYS, a 9 track boil up heralding a fresh chapter in Freddys fantastic voyages, to a packed house at the Auckland Town Hall on Saturday, October the 24th.
Bays opens with the slow burn funk of ‘Wairunga Blues’... Continue reading »
Posted 27 November 2015, 10:35 am
by Gold FM
in New Releases
Natalie Isaacs, founder of Australian women's climate movement 1 Million Women, was facing a dilemma. The former cosmetics entrepreneur turned climate activist had embraced the suggestion of collaborator Andreas Smetana, that it would be an... Continue reading »
Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
The pair collected Tuis for the Mentos Album... Continue reading »