For New Zealand Music Month 2020, OAR FM asked some of Dunedin’s most-loved musicians to nominate and share five favourite NZ tracks.
They were free to interpret the “five favourites” brief in any way they wished.
In ‘Not Given Lightly’ we get to enjoy their selections.
01 – Robert Scott
Robert Scott is a founding member of indie rock bands The Clean and The Bats and has also released solo albums in several genres, including alternative rock, experimental instrumentals, and traditional folk music.
02 – Molly Devine
Last year, Dunedin-based Molly Devine released her EP, Rain in the River. With a Master’s Degree in Music from Otago University, Molly has an impressive resume of playing for the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, singing alongside New Zealand music legends Martin Phillips, Shayne Carter, Nadia Reid and Anthonie Tonnon.
03 – Martin Phillipps
Martin Phillipps is the legendary leader of the seminal New Zealand band the Chills.
04 – Hiliako Iaheto
Dunedin musician and teacher Hiliako Iaheto (Koile, Inati) is a central figure in the promotion of Pasifika culture and music in the lower South.
05 – John Egenes
Dr John Egenes is an author, multi-instrumentalist session musician for countless artists, producer, songwriter, all around likeable guy.
06 – Oscar Mein
07 – Inge Andrew
08 – Rachel Bailey
09 – Jeff Harford
10 – Francisca Griffin
11 – Marcel Rodeka
12 – John Dodd