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Judith Tizard’s New Zealand Music Month Quiz 2003

Judith Tizard’s New Zealand Music Month Quiz 2003

MPs’ Name ______________________

1. Joe Lonie, who has directed more than 35 music videos for bands including Goodshirt and Supergroove, was also the bass player in which chart-topping New Zealand group?


2. Name the New Zealander who heads MTV Europe and came home recently to attend the Resonate 2003 seminar organised by the British Council, Mai FM and the New Zealand Music Industry Commission. ______________________

3. Which esteemed television music journalist, posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2003 Tui New Zealand Music Awards, directed the video for Steriogram’s single Soccer Star? _____________________

4. Danny Leaosavai’i (Brotha D) and Andy Murnane (YDNA) run a South Auckland hip hop, clothing and merchandise business and community trust that is named after a 1976 series of early morning events concerning Pacific Islands immigrants. What is the name of their company?


5. Which New Zealand composer has an alter-ego called Lilith Lacroix? ______________________

6. “You hit him he cry out” is the name of an album that won the 1998 New Zealand Music Awards classical award for pianist Dan Poynton. ‘You hit him he cry out’ is also the pidgin expression for which musical instrument? ___________________________

7. Each year, the distinctive New Zealand Music Month ‘target’ logo is released under a different colour. List, in order, the “colour” of New Zealand Music Month 2001, 2002 and 2003.


8. The True Colours Music Festival, which is a special New Zealand Music Month event featuring Salmonella Dub, Blindspott, P-Money, Blam Blam Blam, betchadupa, The Chills, The Waves and many more acts, takes its name from a 1980 album by which New Zealand band?


9. This band’s self-titled debut album entered the New Zealand charts at No.1, and according to the cover of the UK music bible NME, they are “the heroes of the new rock revolution”. Name the band.


10. Frankie had a song in the New Zealand singles charts in the first week of June 1970. Exactly one decade later, in June 1980, his little brother Jon achieved the same success. What is their surname? ___________________________

11. Comedian, playwright, actor and broadcaster Oscar Kightley takes part in audio skits on the debut album of which Auckland hip hop/urban group? ___________________________

12. During New Zealand Music Month an album of orchestral works, recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, will be launched by Atoll Records. The composer of these works is also the CEO of a Government department. Who is this man and what department does he head?


13. Name a song that mentions a New Zealand location, town, street or landmark.


14. Name the award-winning producer of Bic Runga’s albums Drive and Beautiful Collision.


15. This year, seven New Zealand bands and musicians, NZ Music Industry Commission and Trade New Zealand staff, and Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard attended the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, arguably the most important “artist and repertoire” market in the northern hemisphere. One member of the New Zealand delegation managed to see all of the New Zealand acts – who was it?


16. List three New Zealand bands whose names begin with “The”. ___________________________

17. Although this Dunedin-born bass baritone suffered a hole in the heart when he was born in 1976, he has gone on to great success in the world of opera. Who is he?


18. Name the John Hanlon song that won the 1973 RATA award for Single of the Year, but might have exacerbated a current crisis, had his advice been followed by politicians.


19. Musical brothers Ruia and Ranea Aperahana have released two albums of te reo Maori versions of which legendary reggae musician? ___________________________

20. The MP for Auckland Central question: The bands Pine and Fang are on an independent New Zealand record label named after which suburb in the Auckland Central Electorate? ___________________________

Please return your completed quiz to Hon Judith Tizard, 7th Floor, Bowen House by Midday, Thursday 8 May. Thank you for doing your part to support New Zealand music during New Zealand Music Month, May 2003.

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