Wellington duo Pearl have notched up a host of impressive live performances since forming in 2003. Summer 2007 included support for Eric Clapton, Elton John, The Feelers and Th' Dudes. Pearl's previous live work has included performances at several major events throughout New Zealand, and supports for Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes, ex-pat Kiwis Fur Patrol and McLeod's Daughters star Lisa Chappell at her NZ album launch.
'No Ordinary Day' - Pearl's critically acclaimed debut album was released throughout New Zealand in 2006.
All four singles released to date have featured on NZ On Air Kiwi Hit Discs and have received radio airplay throughout New Zealand.
August 2007 marked the release of Pearl's first song in a film. 'The Shoe Box' premiered at Peter Jackson's Park Road Post, and features 'Stronger Than Love', the closing track from 'No Ordinary Day'.
Pearl have featured and performed on several national television programmes including TV3's Nightline, TVOne's Headliners, Breakfast and Good Morning.
Pearl are Wellington songwriters Shelley Hirini and Lisa Nimmo. In 2002 they were introduced by a life coach who believed their shared passion for music would make for an enjoyable mutual friendship. In 2003 they formed Pearl, ditched their corporate career paths and began working together to make their childhood music dreams become a reality.
Within a few months Pearl had reached the finals of three major song writing and performance events - winning the Wellington 'FireWaters' competition in March 2003.
Multi-talented Wellington musician Chris Jones - Pearl's co-writer and executive producer - has worked with Lisa and Shelley to develop Pearl's unique sound.