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Mike Harding

There is more than one folky Mike Harding. One for each hemisphere - that's north and south... and who knows, there could be others. 1. MIKE HARDING - UK-based comedy/folky/broadcaster 1970s/80s/90s folk genre with a comedy bent. These days he is known for his Folk On Two radio programme on BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/folk/harding
2. Mike Harding - NZ-based folky Velvet voiced singer-songwriter of folk based songs. "Researching, recording, performing and promoting the folk and popular songs of New Zealand."

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Biomortal

BiOMORTAL is influenced by bands like: Devin Townsend Band, Strapping Young Lad, Metallica, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan, Megadeth, Pantera, Korn, Nirvana, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rammstein, Pink Floyd, Danny Elfman, Eddie Van Halen, Enya, Vaughan Williams, Klaus Badelt and Elliot Goldenthal.

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Neil Finn

Neil Finn is a singer and songwriter and one of New Zealand's foremost musicians. In 1977 Neil was invited to London to join Split Enz, the band formed by his elder brother, Tim Finn. Split Enz broke up in 1984 and Neil formed a new band, Crowded House, with several other Australian and New Zealand musicians. Crowded House had a string of hits over the next 10 years, releasing 4 albums and culminating in a concert in the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House. Finn went solo after this, releasing several albums as well as two albums with his brother Tim (Finn Brothers).

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Steve Abel

Steve Abel is a New Zealand born singer songwriter. His songs have been described as elemental, beautiful and haunting. Abel's debut album Little Death (2006) was described as "a hidden treasure in the New Zealand music scene," and Abel was labelled "an extraordinarily good songwriter" by the Alternatui Awards which named Little Death 2006 Album of the Year. His follow up album FLAX HAPPY (2008), which features Texan chanteuse Jolie Holland, was equally well received with on critic labelling Abel as "In a community of poet troubadours" (Nick Bollinger, Radio NZ)

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These Four Walls

These Four Walls are a Hard Rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand. The Band currently consists of four members, but has previously perfomed as a five-piece. The current line-up features Lead Vocalist Steve Gibb also taking on the Rhythm Guitar duties, with Gray Vickers on Lead Guitar, Chris Treeby playing Bass and Brad Vickers playing Drums. The band has released three singles to radio and television in New Zealand, each recieving significant airplay on the major radio stations and TV channels in the country.

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Leno Lovecraft

Download the EP #1 for free or pay-as-you-like from: http://lenolovecraft.bandcamp.com Leno Lovecraft is a super sexy disco producer. His “songs tastefully reference everything from the italo disco of Cerrone and the driving funk of Ladies Choice to the vocodered synthpop a la Casco and BWH, plus no small amount of falsetto and pleasantly creative weirdness a la Sparks. Some songs even have the wailing, harmonized shred guitars (not to mention the crazy false ending thing). All of it is well produced, clever and colorful and all the more impressive in that it was crafted by a teenager.

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Kat McKenzie

Kat McKenzie (born April 26, 1984, in Wellington, New Zealand) is an indie singer/songwriter/pianist, who is best known for her debut release on EP, "Hiding", in 2006. She also released several b-side tracks on her website in 2009, under the project "Operation Melody", where she attempted to write a song a week, in styles requested by her fans. She is also an accomplished stage and television actress, appearing in opera choruses as a child, the New Zealand national tour of "The Secret Garden", as well as featured 'guest cast' roles in television series such as "The Tribe"...

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Gin Wigmore

Virginia "Gin" Wigmore is a New Zealand singer/songwriter who was born in Auckland, New Zealand, where she spent most of her childhood. However, while in Argentina at age 16 her father died of cancer. Upon her return to New Zealand, she articulated in song, the pain of losing her father. One of those early penned songs, “Hallelujah”, won the US-based International Songwriting Competition in 2004[2], when she beat 11,000 songwriting aspirants from 77 countries to become the youngest and only unsigned Grand Prize winner in the history of the ISC.

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