15th April 2014 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Tim Heath presents James K. Baxter
James K. Baxter was one of New Zealand’s best known and best loved poets. In his short life he produced a huge number of poems, as well as plays, literary criticism, and social and religious commentary. A hugely influential figure, Baxter was as well known for his life as for his writing.
Open Mic as usual MC Penny
Guest Musician: Little Lapin
Little Lapin is currently based in Auckland, NZ. Her debut EP has been receiving glowing reviews and currently she is hard working HARD OUT on her debut album with NZ Producer Ben King.
“We bumped into Little Lapin’s lovely ‘Waiting Room’ on a recent Fresh Faves & I was instantly taken by this stadium filling indie song with its gorgeous vocals,buzzing strings & larger than life melodic disposition,the echoes of The Pretenders were just too much for a boy to handle when it landed in our dropbox.” Fresh on The Net, Sept 2013.
“Listening to Little Lapin, the debut EP by UK-born, Auckland-based Lucy Cioffi, is like finding that perfect shell on a beach on a foggy day, cold, white and unmarred by the elements. It’s a work of beauty that stands out against the gloom and gives you something to smile about.” The Equal Ground, July 2013.
“Friendship on Fire is a classically sub-pop melody, like a Jenny Lewis song. She has been likened to Florence Welch, but I think her vocals are a mix of Lewis’ lullabies and the lethargic elocution of Lana Del Ray. I even feel a higher-pitched wave of Suzanne Vega in that restraint she has vocally. This technique creates an intrigue in its simplicity, and works so well with great lyricists and musical poets like Cioffi as the weight is not solely on how she sings but also what she sings.” Muzic.net.nz, July 2013