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Thursday29 November 2012

Anika Moa, Luke Thompson and Lydia Cole

at GAPS, 17a Powell Street (the shed behind the house), Avondale
About Anika Moa: Singer-songwriter from Christchurch, she has collaborated with SJD, Bic Runga, Dimmer and spins records under the name DJ Unika. Almost every song you’ve heard through Anika Moa’s career takes you into her very private space, a tender place where she plainly wears her heart on her sleeve.

Thinking Room (2001)
Stolen Hill (2005)
In Swings The Tide (2007)
Love in Motion (2010)

About Luke Thompson: Singer-songwriter from Tauranga. Studied music and song-writing at the Waikato Institute of Technology. Finalist for Best Solo Artist, 2006 Juice TV Awards.

Out of the darkness, the brightest stars shine; out of the fire, the purest gold.

Lydia Cole spent the last 18 months in hibernation, where she turned to her allies - music, art and time - for healing. The outcome is a powerfully intimate collection of songs about love, loss and hope - Lydia's debut full-length record ME & MOON.

Lydia partnered once again with trusted producer Nic Manders in the creative sanctuary of Roundhead Studios. It was in the quiet here that the songs found their voice, with help from instrumentalists Jono Wilson (Seth Haapu, Geneva) and Jol Mulholland (Mulholland, The Mots).

ME & MOON is both personally and musically a huge leap ahead of Lydia's 2009 EP "Love Will Find A Way". A beautiful offering, the album includes artwork and songs from Lydia's own hands and heart.

The record's first single is Blind Boy, a bold step for the shy folkster that shows greater lyrical confidence and personal strength, gained through the lessons learned from heartbreak. Written and recorded within a few days at the end of the project, Blind Boy is a revelation of strength and determination.

The ride thus far has seen Lydia share the stage with the likes of Boh Runga, Greg Johnson, Nathan King, and Luke Thompson, with support slots for Brooke Fraser on her Australasian ‘Flags’ tour, and jazz legend Diana Krall, and even a spontaneous song on stage with Jon Foreman (Switchfoot).

While the future remains a mystery, this young songstress looks ahead to the kinds of adventures and experiences that have shaped her music to date, eagerly awaiting the next step… whether taken in darkness, or the bright light of day. - borrowed from Facebook
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