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.
“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
Tommy Benefield is an Alt-Country, Indie-Pop Laurel Canyon flavored singer-songwriter who performs solo and with his band The Fallen Horses.
TOMMY has released five albums all of which have received rave reviews, had several songs receive major airplay on radio and T.V, and featured in the top 10 on the indie charts. Songs from Tommy’s records have featured heavily on NZ TV shows such as Shortland St, and Outrageous Fortune.
Benefield rose to infamy around the New Zealand music scene in 2001 with his group TOMMY headlining many festivals, getting several singles on high rotate on the indie and b-net radio stations and with their two albums released through LOOP Records making it onto the indie charts. The two TOMMY albums feature regularly on the sound track to Shortland St and other New Zealand shows.