For the last six years, The LMM network has been sponsored by Shirley Howe, who has worked tirelessly since the 1980s.
She’s written and produced her own original songs and, with the help of some key people around New Zealand, has travelled the country collecting original songs from fellow artists before promoting them via four compilation albums.
Work has already begun on Volume 5.
Volume 4 is streaming on Spotify, iTunes and Google with several music videos, and a promotional video is available on the Local Musicians Music YouTube channel. This has resulted in two rock bands being signed to publishers.
For the past few years, The Local Musicians Music network has held concerts at the Dog’s Bollix and Backbeat in Auckland, the Southern Cross in Wellington, and Croucher Basecamp in Tauranga. They now appear every Friday at the Rocker Box in Thames.
The next concert will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 11am-5pm on a two-hectare, privately owned lifestyle block at 94a Martray Road, Tahawai, Katikati.
Featuring local and international artists, this will be a family day so bring a picnic basket, rug or folding chair as well as sunscreen and some shade.
There will be a coffee and burger cart on site and plenty of off-street parking.
One lucky ticket holder will be given the opportunity to be gifted an electric guitar signed by LMM Network members.
Limited tickets still available at: www.localmusicians.co.nz and www.eventfinda.co.nz