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There are currently Three bands using the name Alchemy -
(1) Alchemy began as the musical collaboration between Dawn Zoe and Kriyatrix. They met in 1999 and began creating thereafter. Kriyatrix was enrolled in an audio engineering program at CDIS, while Dawn was experimenting with accordion, guitar, voice and piano. While performing at “Alchemy”, Oracle Gathering 7, they met Adrian Blackhurst, who joined Alchemy in 2001, adding his eclectic samples to the mix. Alchemy has been taking a break since 2003, with Kriyatrix, Dawn and Adrian exploring individual creative pursuits.

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Crowded House

Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. The band were originally active from 1986 to 1996 before deciding to split up. In 2007, the band reunited to record and tour again. Neil Finn and Paul Hester decided to form a new band during the Split Enz farewell tour 'Enz with a Bang'. Nick Seymour approached Finn during the after party for the Melbourne show and asked if he could try out for this new band.

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Taking the Fall

Taking the Fall formed in early 2005 and have since performed extensively in the Dunedin music scene. They play a blend of alternative rock infused with metal influences. Taking the Fall have built up a solid fan base by playing with many talented local bands, as well as supporting numerous touring acts such as Blindspott, Cold By Winter, Streetwise Scarlet, Not Quite Right, and American punk heroes Strung Out.

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Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is a British singer, and sister of pop singer, Daniel Bedingfield. She also has a younger sister, Nikola Rachelle. Her debut single, "Single", was released in 2004, followed by the worldwide hit "These Words", which charted at #1 in the United Kingdom. She also released "Unwritten" and "I Bruise Easily" from the album, both of which were top 20 hits. Her debut album Unwritten went triple platinum in the UK, and has since found huge success in the USA.

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Decortica is an alternative rock / progressive rock act from New Zealand. With two releases to date and an energetic, polished live show, the band is gaining a reputation as an edgy, modern rock outfit. A three-piece employing a range of dynamics and effects, "the result is a huge, full sound with frequent deviations into new textures and moods" (Groove Guide). The precisely crafted balance of hea...

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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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Bonding over a shared love of NZ music and passion for making their own, Six60 formed after meeting at a Kora concert in 2006. Three members flatted together as Otago Uni students, spending countless hours in their recording studio (Eli's room) at number 660 on notorious Castle St. The six60 sound is unique - a fresh Kiwi fusion of roots, reggae, hip hop, dubstep, and drum and bass.

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Alan Broadbent

Alan Broadbent (born April 23, 1947 in Auckland, New Zealand), is a jazz pianist, arranger and composer most notable for his work with artists such as Woody Herman, Diane Schuur, Chet Baker, Irene Kral, Sheila Jordan, Charlie Haden, Warne Marsh, Bud Shank, and many others. He studied piano and music theory in his own country, but in the 1960s came to the US to study at the Berklee College of Music.

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