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A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Jazz

Frontseat, 10.45pm this Sunday 12th November on TV ONE after “Under The Tuscan Sun”.

This week Oliver is at Cabaret, the live music dining lounge at Wellington’s Chow restaurant. Renowned Wellington jazz outfit Twinset play us tunes from their recently released 6th album “Flavour Country” and crack a few gags about jazz, country and Wellington bands.

Oliver Driver hangs with Gareth Shute, a musician, record label owner and author whose beautiful book “Hip Hop Music in Aotearoa” won awards. His new book “Insights” features interviews with and black’n’white portraits of 58 creative New Zealanders, from Victoria Kelly to John Pule to Age Pryor.

Opinionated comment from recognisable faces with plenty to say including Naked Samoan Mario Gaoa, artist Dick Frizzell, broadcaster Noelle McCarthy, actor Joel Tobeck.
This week: Naked Samoan Mario Gaoa’s last Front Row suggesting art should be more like sport caused some controversy. With the help of some viewer suggestions, he delivers his own right of reply.

A fan of country music, but not so keen on the traditional stuff? Wondering who’s hot in Kiwi country right now, but can’t tell the difference between, new folk and country’n’western? Josie McNaught chats to a few aficionados, and meets New Zealand’s answer to Shania Twain.

Voting has almost closed for the Greatest Line of Dialogue in Kiwi Film. Who will it be? Final votes can be cast before close of play Friday 10th November at

Next week is Frontseat’s last episode for 2006 and we’re off to Paris via the Ellerslie Flower Show.


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