Tonite, Rumble is thrilled to present tracks from Play it Strange Vol1 & Vol2. these compilations cover a wide range of styles and genres. Given that all songs feature the original songwriters with help from studio musicaian its clear to see New Zealand's musical future is in great hands. Many thanks to the "strangies" for dropping these great cds in our box.
From the Site, http://playitstrange.co.nz/ :
"The Play It Strange Charitable Trust was established in November 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance. The Trust intends running a range of programmes across New Zealand to achieve its purpose.
For the first time in our history, we have a popular music industry where local artists singing original songs are outperforming the Anglo-American imports. And this celebration is happening at all levels. From the Beehive to the church hall, from the decile 1 school to the Aotea Centre, NZ music is coming across loud and clear."
If you are a budding young songwriter, then you may be interested in the National Seconday Schools Songwriting Competition 2006.
This will be the the competition's third year and PLS are looking forward to many more brilliant songs coming to light from our young New Zealand songwriters. For details, entry forms etc head to the website: http://playitstrange.co.nz/