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


Blue River Baby Band Release self-titled single

Hot off the success of their first two charting singles ‘Blackyard Town’ & ‘Walk of Shame’, Blue River Baby Band (BRBB) are proud to release their 3rd single ‘Blue River Baby’, off their forthcoming debut album and just in time to celebrate NZ Music Month

Listen/Watch -

The 3rd single from New Zealand Band ‘Blue River Baby Band’ (BRBB) ‘Blue River Baby’ will make its debut on the 24th of May 2019. This tune resonates with BRBB’s environmental conscience, recalling childhood memories of when our rivers once ran clean and clear. It speaks to the edges where urban environments rub against mother nature. BRBB want us wake up and to make positive choices towards sustainability as well as enjoying a rocking tune! Amazing ‘Dianna Ross’ like vocalist and performer Ivy Padilla, stands up & clearly shows her depth, talent & exceptional vocal range, with this new track further illustrating the strengths of the band, it’s clear why they are so loved live!

The song was the opening tune, during their magical live show, performing to more than 20000 people, as the band headlined the Nelson New Year’s Eve concert. They’ve also produced a music video with award winning Wellington photographer and artist Bruce Mortimer, filmed on locations across New Zealand.

The Band who came together in 2016 in Wellington, were drawn together for their combined love of making music to move and connect people. The result that has captivated audiences at their shows, is a powerful infusion of vintage rock with elements of funk dub, soul, ska and reggae.

With an organic, rocking sound that has been storming stages over the past few years. Blue River Baby Band pull together an epic group of groove monsters and deliver a unique, addictive sound with brilliant results. BRBB are Ivy Padilla (Panda) Lead vocals, Cam Crawford Keys and vocals, Jason Hotton Drums, Dave Bamford Bass, Matt Fitzpatrick Guitar, John Gaulter Sax and woodwind.

The Single is releasing under their independent Wellington Label, Fire Flower Records. It was engineered & recorded live & mixed by Dr Lee Prebble at his Surgery Studios in Newtown Wellington with mastering from Mike Gibson of Munki studio. The name Blue River Baby Band is a lament, referring to a time when our rivers ran clear and clean.

Facebook -

Smart URL (watch, listen, buy) -

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Broken Estate: An Expat Expert Surveys Our Media

Melanie Bunce cut her teeth in journalism at the Otago Daily Times. Now she teaches and researches it at one of the UK’s most prestigious journalism schools and tracks the trends that shape the uncertain future of news... More>>

Controversial Reforms: Te Papa Chief Executive To Step Down

Te Papa’s Chief Executive Geraint Martin announced today he will step down from the role at the end of the year. Mr Martin said he had achieved what he set out to do at the museum, and Te Papa was in a strong position for the future. More>>


A City Possessed: New Edition Of Book Coincides With Ellis Case Appeal

Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand’s most high-profile criminal cases – a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law. More>>


Te Wiki O Te Reo: Tribute To NZers Embracing Te Reo

Māori Language Commissioner Rawinia Higgins says everyday New Zealanders are proving Māori language critics wrong by coming together and embracing our national, indigenous language. More>>


Howard Davis: Four Women In A Man Cave - The Pink Hammer

As the play's publicity package playfully inquires - “Five unhappy people in a shed full of tools. What could possibly go wrong?” More>>

Howard Davis: The NZSO Present Transfiguration

The rich, lush, and luxuriant music of Rachmaninov, Strauss, and Wagner will be in the capable hands of Asher Fisch and French Canadian pianist Louis Lortie. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland