Roll into One
"Roll into One" is a song by New Zealand recording artist, Bic Runga. The song was released in December 1997 as the fourth single from her debut studio album, Drive "Roll into One" - 3:20 "Drive" - 6:25 "Drive" - 7:16 Bic's official website
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Get Some Sleep
"Get Some Sleep" is a song by New Zealand recording artist Bic Runga. It was released in June 2002 as Beautiful Collision; the song was the highest selling song by a New Zealand artists in 2002, ranking at number 6 overall. The song reached number 78 in the 26 in Ireland. New Zealand CD Single"Get Some Sleep" - 3:36 "You Don't Want To Know" - 3:13 "Gracie " - 3:12Australian CD single"Get Some Sleep" "Get Some Sleep" - 3:36UK and Irish CD single"Get Some Sleep" - 3:36 "Bursting Through" - 3:50 Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Drive (Bic Runga album)
Drive is the debut solo album by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, released in August 1997 in New Zealand. The album was released the following year in Australia and Europe, on 21 July 1998 in the United States; this album went seven times platinum in New Zealand. The album won New Zealand Music Award for Album of the Year in 1998. All tracks by Bic Runga."Drive" – 2:47 "Sway" – 4:24 "Hey" – 3:16 "Bursting Through" – 3:42 "Swim" – 4:44 "Roll into One" – 3:19 "Suddenly Strange" – 4:18 "Sorry" – 3:23 "Heal" – 3:32 "Delight" – 4:00 "Without You" – 4:01 Bic Runga – vocals, xylophone, drums, backing vocals Peter Asher – backing vocals Wayne Bell – drums, percussion Sally-Anne Brown – cello Paul Casserly – samples Davey Fargher – bass Jay Foulkes – percussion Josh Freese – drums Duncan Hayes – Rhodes piano, string arrangement Niall Macken – additional arrangement Aaron McDonald – bass Boh Runga – backing vocals Nick Seymour – additional arrangement Malcolm Smith – keyboard, additional samples Karl Steven – additional arrangement Andrew Thorne – guitar, backing vocals Gary Verberne – guitar Kate Walshe – violin Matt Wallace – guitar, backing vocals Sarah Yates – strings Bic's official website
New Zealand Music Hall of Fame
The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame is a figurative hall of fame dedicated to noteworthy musicians from New Zealand. The hall was created in 2007 by the Australasian Performing Right Association. Two inductions are made into the hall each year, one at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, decided by APRA, the other is the winner of the Legacy Award at the New Zealand Music Awards, picked by Recorded Music NZ; the Hall of Fame has plans to hold a gala dinner to induct larger numbers of artists. As of September 2016, 20 inductions have been made into the hall; the Exponents frontman Jordan Luck has been inducted twice, first as the inaugural inductee at the 2007 APRA Silver Scroll Awards and again with his band The Exponents at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards. The most recent Recorded Music NZ inductee was Bic Runga, inducted at the 2016 New Zealand Music Awards, while most recent APRA inductee was indie rock band The Clean, be inducted at the 2017 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. To be eligible for induction in to the Hall of Fame, the artist must have released a work or achieve another significant professional milestone at least 20 years prior.
They must have shown musical excellence in their career. Considered is the significance and influence and the impact of the artist's work on New Zealand music. Both the APRA and the Recorded Music NZ inductees receive a frame certificate to mark their induction as well as the Hall of Fame "soundshell", created by sculptor Jim Wheeler; the Recorded Music Inductees receive the Legacy Award, represented as a platinum Tui trophy. In August 2017, Salmonella Dub turned down the opportunity to be the 2017 Legacy Award winner and Hall of Fame inductee at the 2017 New Zealand Music Awards; the band requested that Wellington post-punk band Beat Rhythm Fashion perform as part of the induction ceremony, however, it was claimed that the award organisers turned down the request, saying that Beat Rhythm Fashion was "too obscure" for the broad television audience of the music awards. Salmonella Dub turned down the Hall of Fame entry.. However, there was no confirmation of this from the Hall of Fame organisers nor independent sources.
Indie rock band The Clean have twice turned down the opportunity to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Band member Robert Scott explained, "We feel we are outside the industry, in the past we were shunned and dismissed and it seems like by saying yes we would be forgiving the industry for that." Groups have their members listed below the group name. New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at APRA-AMCOS Jordan Luck's presentation at the 2007 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Performance of Hirirani Melbourne's music at the 2009 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Performance of The Fourmyula's music at the 2010 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Hello Sailor's presentation at the 2011 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Herbs' presentation at the 2012 APRA Silver Scroll Awards
Sway (Bic Runga song)
"Sway" is a song by New Zealand recording artist Bic Runga. It was released as Drive. At the New Zealand Music Awards of 1998, the song won three awards,'Single of the Year','Best Songwriter' and'Best Engineer'; the song was featured in the 1999 film American Pie as well as the 2012 American Reunion. An acoustic version of the song can be found on the charity album Even Better than the Real Thing Vol. 2. In 2001 it was voted 6th best New Zealand song of all time by members of APRA. New Zealand CD single"Sway" - 4:14 "I Don't Mean It" - 3:18 "Lonely Lola Cherry Cola Girl" - 3:56Australian CD Single"Sway" - 4:24 "Dust" - 2:09 "Close The Door, Put Out The Light" - 2:37 It was covered by Filipino acoustic band MYMP. Bic Runga Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Listening for the Weather
"Listening for the Weather" is a song by New Zealand recording artists, Bic Runga. It was released in New Zealand in March 2003 as the third single from her second studio album Beautiful Collision. RIANZ ranked "Listening for the Weather" as 36th in the New Zealand Top 50 Singles of 2003. "Listening for the Weather" "Counting the Days" "The Be All and End All" Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics