Brooke Fraser

David Bowie is the quintessential English gentleman and, of course, a musical and generational institution. I only played support for him for one night (not a whole tour) but he was incredibly gracious and generous toward me and I’ve certainly never forgotten it.

“David Bowie is the quintessential English gentleman and, of course, a musical and generational institution. I only played support for him for one night (not … Read More

I had received some minor indie label interest when I was 14 after I was in a schools music competition thing in NZ called ‘Rockquest’, but I knew it wasn’t the right time and that I wasn’t good enough and needed to concentrate on school.

“I had received some minor indie label interest when I was 14 after I was in a schools music competition thing in NZ called ‘Rockquest’, … Read More

I only say this because a lot of people seem to think that if you’re a musician you want to be a celebrity. But most musicians in the world aren’t celebrities, and pretty much everything about the concept of ‘celebrity’ is a complete load of bollocks anyhow.

“I only say this because a lot of people seem to think that if you’re a musician you want to be a celebrity. But most … Read More

I had a pretty regular childhood, with a rad mum who taught me to love reading and thinking and laughing, and (as far as I was concerned) a regular dad who drove trucks for a living and did radio interviews on weekends and got stopped in the street a lot when we went out.

“I had a pretty regular childhood, with a rad mum who taught me to love reading and thinking and laughing, and (as far as I … Read More

There is truth in little corners of our lives. There are hints of it in songs and children’s eyes. It’s familiar, like an ancient lullaby; What do I live for? If we’ve eyes to see… If we’ve ears to hear… To find it in our hearts and mouths the word that saves is near. Shed that shallow skin… Come and live again… Leave all you were before… To believe is to begin.

“There is truth in little corners of our lives. There are hints of it in songs and children’s eyes. It’s familiar, like an ancient lullaby; … Read More