They both began their music careers in Wānaka. Both shifted to Wellington and both have joined and formed new bands alongside their university studies.
Former Wānaka local Rose Spearing has already brought her Wellington band Corduroy to playback here, but now she comes with her new band Alba Rose (which includes another Wānaka local Rory Johns). Alba has soul, R&B, and indie-pop influences. Alba is developing a deep body of work encompassing evocative melodies, complex harmonies and heartfelt lyricism.
Lily Shaw’s band plays music that is contemporary, steeped in jazz but with a modern, R'n'B flavour. They played last year in the Wellington Jazz Collective series and Lily was singled out as one of the musicians from the Jazz School that is “really shining…a great composer.” She comes with drummer Cory Champion, Phoebe Johnson on bass, Hector McLachlan on keyboards.
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