Mu­si­cians at new sum­mer con­cert

Katikati Advertiser - - Your Community Voice - By CHRIS STEEL

Tal­ented in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal mu­si­cians will be per­form­ing at a new out­door con­cert at Ta­hawai, north of Katikati on Satur­day.

The fam­ily day out con­cert is pre­sented by the LMM (Lo­cal Mu­si­cians Mu­sic) Net­work Sum­mer Con­cert Se­ries for 2018. Artists per­form­ing in­clude Lace, Ivita and Si­mone, My Pen­ny­worth, Lance Roberts, Kathar­ti­cus, Tony Lee, Jane Izzet and more, in­clud­ing lo­cal guests Bede Bai­ley and Bree Rose.

Es­tab­lished in 2014 by Shirley Howe, mu­sic name LA Thomp­son, LMM sup­ports emerg­ing mu­si­cians to get es­tab­lished in the mu­sic scene. It has grown from a Coro­man­delfo­cused com­pi­la­tion CD to pro­duc­ing four high-qual­ity com­pi­la­tion CDs, with vol­ume 4 play­ing on Spo­tify, iTunes and all ma­jor mu­sic dis­trib­u­tors and a fifth on its way.

Howe moved to Mar­tray Road at Ta­hawai a few months ago where the out­door con­cert will be staged. She hopes to sup­port the com­mu­nity when­ever pos­si­ble and ex­pand her men­tor­ing and mar­ket­ing busi­ness to con­tinue to spon­sor the LMM Net­work.

She has en­joyed a colour­ful life as a mu­si­cian and pro­moter of In­die artists through­out New Zealand through the LMM Net­work and Lo­cal Mu­si­cians Mu­sic.

She has an ex­ten­sive ca­reer in the mu­sic in­dus­try, hav­ing per­formed and writ­ten her own mu­sic from the age of nine.

“I lead by ex­am­ple song­writ­ing, pro­duc­ing com­pi­la­tion al­bums and men­tor­ing artists, con­nect­ing them to live show op­por­tu­ni­ties, mu­sic pro­duc­ers and cost­ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions to help them achieve their goals,” she said.

She has as­sisted two song­writ­ers to get signed to pub­lish­ers, with nu­mer­ous ra­dio and in­ter­net TV in­ter­views to help raise their pro­files, and lots of live shows over the past five years in Welling­ton, Auck­land, Tau­ranga, Thames, Whi­tianga, Waihi, Ha­hei, Coro­man­del and now Ta­hawai.

“LA has my vote,” one fan said. “She is a top sup­porter of fel­low artists and goes out of her way to put them on the map. Writ­ing good songs too.”

The con­cert will be filmed through­out the day for pro­mo­tional mu­sic videos.

Howe con­tin­ues to ar­range events for other or­gan­i­sa­tions and is pro­vid­ing the sound en­gi­neer for Katch Katikati’s Christ­mas Va­ri­ety Con­cert at Moore Park on De­cem­ber 1, and will per­form along­side tal­ented lo­cal singer Bree Rose.

LMM events are booked once a month, some­times once a week. To find out more about con­cert dates visit www.lo­cal­mu­si­ or eventfinder and on Face­book.

The Fam­ily Pic­nic Day Out, Satur­day, Novem­ber 17 from 11am5pm — 94a Mar­tray Road, off Tuapiro Rd — north of Katikati. Tick­ets (cash only) adults $30, chil­dren $10. Bring a blan­ket, sun­block, shade and a seat. A cof­fee and burger cart will be on site.

‘I lead by ex­am­ple song­writ­ing, pro­duc­ing com­pi­la­tion al­bums and men­tor­ing artists con­nect­ing them to live show op­por­tu­ni­ties, mu­sic pro­duc­ers and cost ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions to help them achieve ’ their goals.


LA Thomp­son (Shirley Howe) presents the LMM Net­work sum­mer con­cert at her Mar­tray Road prop­erty on Satur­day.

Tal­ented artists Ivita and Si­mone will per­form at the LMM Net­work Sum­mer con­cert in Mar­tray Road on Satur­day.

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