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The Eighth Note: Yayné

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‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

Today’s guest is neo-soul singer Yayné.


Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
Hey I’m Yayné, I’m a neo-soul singer hailing from Chch and now based here in Wellington as of just over a year ago. Before this I was based in Auckland for 3 years, which was a great move in terms of the connections I made in the industry, and getting a feel for the different scenes. Wellington definitely takes the cake though! I released my debut solo E.P Simple Pleasure at the beginning of this year, and before that I featured on a long list of collaborations with some really talented local musicians. I have a degree in performing arts, and have been singing since before I could talk apparently!

What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
Lately I’ve just been laying low, jamming with the band and working on some original music. Ideally we’d like to release an EP early next year!











Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
Either Facebook, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Tumblr.

What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
Alicia Keys – Songs in A Minor
Christina Aguilera – Stripped
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Yayné ft. MeloDownz ~ IDFWU ~ Live at Cassette 9 (4.2.17)

Here's a snippet of 'IDFWU' ft. MELODOWNZ from Saturday's gig in AKL… Thanks to everyone who made it along!! & Madcap for hosting us ~ was a dope night. Cheers to Chelsea for capturing this x You can download the whole 'Simple Pleasure' EP for FREE via Bandcamp/Spotify/iTunes… Go get! yayne.bandcamp.com xxx

Posted by Yayné on Sunday, 5 February 2017

Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
Mara TK / Electric Wire Hustle
Troy Kingi

What ’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
So far the Rogue and Vagabond!

In your songwriting or composing (or the band ’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
It’s so deferent every time depending on the inspiration and when it strikes but at the moment with the band, we start with a jam, without thinking too much about it, see where it takes us, see if any solid ideas form, record what we can and go from there :). See what strikes us listening back and what we can build on, maybe go away and work on parts on our own and bring it back to the next practice.

Where/when is your next gig?
Saturday September 30th at Rogue and Vagabond ~ see you there!! 🙂

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