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Amplifier Newsletter #71 - 23 June 2003

Amplifier Newsletter #71 - 23 June 2003

Greetings! The nominees for the 2003 NZ Music Awards have been announced, check the news article for the list of categories and nominatied artists. Cast your vote today!

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The Lure of Shoes

One of Auckland's lesser known musical gems. Led by talented singer songwriter James Moore (also an artist of some note) The Lure of Shoes (Shoes) have gigged periodically around Auckland for over 12 years. A talented song-smith, Moore's ear for interesting time signatures and song structures is combined with a real love, and understanding of melody. This translates into a set list where carefully crafted melodies sit comfortably alongside brief bursts of structured noise and energetic guitar riffery.

Rebekah Peterson

Rebekah Peterson is a prolific songwriter incorporating a dynamic range of musical styles from classic Jazz ballads to upbeat Hiphop beats and funky Soul grooves. She writes about life and all its experiences: Love, Sadness, Insecurities, New directions, and the joys of being a singer in an instrumentalist's world. Once you've heard Rebekah's unique blend of jazzysoul you'll be hooked into the EXPIALADOCIOUS vibe of melodious tunes, beautiful harmony and poetic lyrics.


opensouls are a live seven piece hiphop band and production team from auckland. Formed in 2002 the group has played gigs to enthusiastic audiences around the country highlights including 95bfm summer series 2003, bfm live to air 2002, bar bodega wellington 2003.. aswell as regular gigs @ galatos, rakinos, khuja lounge, fu bar, the odeon and 4:20.

top 3 tunes

1. Nesian Mystik - For the people

2. Remember - P-Money

3. Scribe 2001 No 1 - P-Money


1981 Screaming Blamatics tour featuring The Screaming Meemees, The Newmatics and Blam Blam Blam play @ Wellington's Terminus Hotel

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