In The Shallows are a Wellington based Acoustic Folk-Pop Duo formed by Danni Parsons and Lance Shepherd.
Described as diverse modern folk music with a silken and distinctive sound that weaves together soaring harmonies, mesmerising vocals and acoustic guitars with relatable lyrics about intricate tales of love, loss, connection, redemption and empowerment.
A little more about In The Shallows…
Lance has worked as a professional musician/producer since leaving High School. Based in London through the 2000’s as a touring/recording guitarist with Martina Topley-Bird (ex Tricky) Lance has worked with a number of producers such as Johnny Dolla (Massive Attack) Leila Arab (Bjork) has played a number of high profile radio, television and live shows throughout Europe and the US including BBC2, France Inter, XFM, Later... With Jools Holland, Montreaux Jazz Festival and SXSW.
Born and raised in Wales, Danni settled in NZ in 2005. Once settled in Wellington she went on to co-write lyrics with Mara Simpson (Mara and the Bushkas) and performed alongside other well accomplished NZ musicians in Wellington band 'Soul Caravan'. Danni also works as an Actor/Body Double, in casting & as a crew member on International Film productions, in Television and Theatre. She has been mentored by some of NZ’s most highly regarded casting directors/coaches & has worked alongside world renowned directors on Mortal Engines, Ghost in the Shell & Avatar.
The band released their Debut Album (2020) with producer Steve Rokosh (Calgary, Canada and Nashville, USA ). His clients include Emmylou Harris, Sass Jordan, Ruben Young, Jocelyn Alice and many more. He’s also scored music for ABC Family, Electronic Arts and Universal Music.
A little more about In The Shallows...
“Anyone who enjoys acoustic music, performed by some wonderful singers, containing songs with a purpose yet so varied that the album never gets tiring, will find this is simply essential.” - Kev Rowland - nzmusic.net
FULL ALBUM REVIEW: https://www.muzic.net.nz/articles/reviews/91560/album-review-in-the-shallows
...With Support from Marianne Leigh!
Marianne Leigh is an indie soft pop artist, writing personal and honest catchy tunes about raw human emotion and experiences. She is a versatile lyricist, her raw artistry and authenticity heard in both her emotional ballads and upbeat tunes. Leigh’s sound can best be compared to Grace Vanderwaal, Tori Kelly and ‘Red’ Era Taylor Swift.
The 17 year old has worked hard to hold high achievements to her name, such as being featured on the 2018 and 2019 Play It Strange competition albums, with her singles "You" and "Not Enough". Marianne brought her talent to TV, appearing on the What Now TV Show and Cath Vincent Talk Show. In 2019, she came home with 1st place in the nation wide Smokefree Rockquest songwriting competition with her single "Best of Me".
Since then, Marianne has been busy creating her debut EP "Timeline", out now.
“If anything, it’s very clear that Marianne has a very promising future ahead of her – one that will most certainly carry her music far beyond this most recent timeline. This girl is one to watch” – Tearaway Magazine.
NZ Musician Magazine writes about “Timeline” in high regard, writing, “Authenticity beams through Marianne Leigh’s connection, vast musical space and raw artistry. A significant debut accomplishment for this young song bird, who lays out a bold and honest timeline of events.”
Jesse Mulligan interviewed Marianne about her latest single ”Could’ve Been The One” on Radio New Zealand where she played it live. An acoustic track that sings about lost love, Marianne’s latest single gives you a taste of what's to come in future from this upcoming artist.