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NZMM: Artists on Wellington Music – Chris Prowse

We’ve been checking in with some local artists, writers & critics to get their thoughts on what makes the Wellington Music scene unique, and to get their take on some of their favourite Wellington sounds. You can check out some older posts from critics Nick Bollinger, & Grant Smithies, Blue Smoke writer Chris Bourke, and musicians Samuel Flynn Scott & Alistair Fraser, but since it is New Zealand Music Month we thought we would check in with some more people over the course of May.

Whether offering an opinion on the uniqueness or elusive qualities that make up Wellington music, or just some of their favourite albums, the most important thing is the music itself, and we hope these posts lead you back to some favourite albums, or help you to discover something new.

Up today is guitarist & singer/songwriter Chris Prowse, whose first album ‘Trouble on the Waterfront’ won the Tui Award For Best Folk Album in 2009.

What is wonderful about the Wellington music scene is the collaboration between the musicians. Everyone supports one and other, regardless of musical styles or genres. My top Wellington albums would have to be:
I Can’t Keep Secrets – Eva Prowse
Any album by the Windy City Strugglers

Windy City Strugglers – ‘Can’t Get Back’

Windy City Strugglers – ‘Snow On The Desert Road’

You can buy Chris’ music from his website here & listen to some of his tracks on Soundcloud here.

Cover imageTrouble on the waterfront.

Cover of ‘Trouble on the waterfront’ sourced from Chris Prowse.


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