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Blacktooth

(For the Turkish southern/sludge/groove metal band, see Black Tooth) Blacktooth are a four piece extreme metal band from Hamilton, New Zealand. Members are; Kane - drums, Ollie - guitars, Bog - vocals and Matt - bass. Blacktooth wrote, recorded, produced and released their own debut album titled "The Unholy Reign of Metal".

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Hayley Westenra

Hayley Dee Westenra (born 10 April 1987 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a New Zealand soprano of Irish heritage. Her first internationally released album, Pure, reached #1 on the UK classical charts in 2003 and has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Westenra has received awards for her contribution to music, both in New Zealand and elsewhere. Pure is the fastest-selling international début classical album to date, and Westenra became an international star, aged 16, when the first of her international albums were released.

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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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Dave Dobbyn

Dave Dobbyn (born January 3, 1957) is a New Zealand award-winning musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. In his early career he was a member of rock group Th' Dudes and the main creative force in popsters DD Smash; since then has released the majority of his recordings as a solo act. His first success came with a band, Th' Dudes, which he formed while still in school. Their hit song "Be Mine Tonight" won single of the year in 1979 in New Zealand, while singles "Walking in Light" and "Bliss" became popular anthems.

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the feelers

There are two bands calling themselves 'The Feelers.' The more established act is a New Zealand Rock band formed in the early 1990s in Christchurch by James Reid (singer/guitarist), Andy Lynch (lead guitar) Matt Short (Bass) and Hamish Gee (Drums). The Feelers got a record deal with Warner Music and released their first album, SuperSystem, in 1998. It was the second biggest selling album in New Zealand that year.

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The Rabble

A three-piece punk band, based on the Hibiscus Coast of New Zealand, with heavy influences such as Rancid, The Unseen, Dropkick Murphys and The Casualties Formed by brothers Rupe and Chazz in the tedious summer of 2000 (aged 15 and 14) the 'aptly named' The Rabble wasted no time in getting out of the garage and onto the stage. Seven years and hundreds of live shows later, the band has undergone several line-up changes.

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