Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Whenua Patuwai – the Soul Sessions’

Whenua Patuwai – the Soul Sessions’
To Be Released June 27th
X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND RUNNER-UP
WHENUA PATUWAI
TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
FEATURING BRAND NEW STUDIO RECORDINGS OF SOUL CLASSICS

**** GET A TASTE – LISTEN TO ‘MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA’ FROM THE ALBUM ****


X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND 2013 runner up, WHENUA PATUWAI, is releasing his long-awaited debut album titled WHENUA PATUWAI – SOUL SESSIONS on June 27, an album of brilliant new studio recordings of Whenua’s favourite soul music from the past– including classics from SAM COOKE, AL GREEN, OTIS REDDING among others.

Whenua Patuwai (born 1995), a shy fella from Christchurch, came to the attention of the nation, when he auditioned for the first local series of X Factor New Zealand in 2013 with a reindition of SAM COOKE’S ‘CHANGE IS GONNA COME’.

Finishing the competition in second place, it became hugely obvious that he has a lot of fans who helped his fate through their votes. Whenua met these fans face to face when he toured the country supporting STAN WALKER on his WORLD TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND tour in September and October 2013.

On choosing soul music for his debut album, Whenua says; “I grew up in a home filled with old school soul music. It was a genre of music that my parents loved listening to back in the day... soul music resonates with me so much because it represents the soul and all of the emotions we experience... heartbreak, pain, love and happiness.”

On recording his favourite track on the album ‘HOLDING ONTO YOU’ originally by TERRENCE TRENT D’ARBY; “My family used to play it a lot, every time I sing it, I think of my family, my home – they are the most important things to me”. During the show, Whenua performed this song to judge RUBY FROST and guest judge GUY SEBASTIAN.

Whenua’s debut album was produced by SAM DE JONG (Stan Walker, Ginny Blackmore, Benny Tipene) and recorded at Parachute Studios in Auckland. The music was performed by THE LEVITES BAND and guest vocal features include performances by Whenua’s friends and fellow artists; RIA HALL and TROY KINGI.


TRACKLISTING:

1. MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA
2. STAND BY ME
3. LET’S STAY TOGETHER
4. AIN’T NO SUNSHINE – featuring Troy Kingi
5. CHANGE IS GONNA COME
6. MY GIRL
7. HOLDING ONTO YOU
8. CRUISIN’
9. IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW
10. SO AMAZING – featuring Ria Hall
11. TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS


‘WHENUA PATUWAI SOUL SESSIONS’ IS AVAILABLE ON JUNE 27th

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Stolen Island: Searching for ‘Ata by Scott Hamilton

Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news