Queenstown singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith will perform
two shows in the Wakatipu this week as part of New Zealand
Music Month. Photo supplied.
Holly Arrowsmith is performing two shows in Queenstown
this week in celebration of New Zealand Music Month.
Arrowsmith (20) will play at Queenstown's The Front Room
Gallery from 6.30pm on Friday and at Dorothy Browns Cinema in
Arrowtown from 8pm on Saturday, performing some of the 13 new
songs she has written for her first full album, to be
released later this year.
She will be supported by Arrowtown singer-songwriter Ciaran
McMeeken (22), who now lives in Dunedin, and together they
will bring a distinctive, eclectic sound, mixing folk, blues
and their own original styles.
Arrowsmith won the song-writing competition Songstars in 2012
and has since been awarded a $10,000 Roost Mortgages
scholarship, which she put towards funding her album.
She also opened for Anika Moa at this year's NZ Open golf
tournament, Avalanche City and Luke Thompson, toured with Tui
Award-winner Amiria Grenell and performed at Urban Vineyard
Arrowsmith said it was important to support local and
national songwriters and for New Zealanders to experience
what was being produced around them and be ''proud of local
''Sometimes being a musician is quite challenging.
''It can be especially hard for us young people to gain
''This is our tribute to New Zealand Music Month and we hope
people will come out and support the shows.''
• Tickets for ''Songs and Stories'' cost $15 and are
available from The Front Room Gallery and Dorothy Browns.