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is a collaboration of artists from various countries residing in Northland,
New Zealand. Singing is shared between band members so the voice serves
the song instead of the other way around.
lineup includes 3 ladies and 3 men: Singer Shana Gordon, Brigitte Legendre
on bass, Juliet O'Garra on violin, singer Ezra Van Rijswijk on piano
from time to time, Grant Tromp on drums and Farine de Ble d'Chacal on
music is best described as "positively melancholic melodic rock
with a strong infusion of meaningful lyrics"
video is out. Hope it touches the people who get to see it.
Since the message of this song is very important to me, I translated
the song into French and had 2 bilingual children singing it. They did
a really nice job. This is the French
version and the video.
& Small, 3rd song of the album is out. If I was only going to
write one song in my life, it would be this one. I mean every word.
This song is also a fundraiser for SAFE Animal Advocacy. By spending
a buck on this song,
you are contributing to help animals.
now on iTunes
for Mexican Sleepers is out! We are stocked, so many great feedback.
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you loved it, it
means the world :)
SLEEPERS is finished and out of our hands. Listen to it here
or go to Jango.com and type
Playing Strangers and you will get to listen not only to us but various
well known artists we are associated with. It's also on ITunes
and other stores. Started to work on the video, can't wait to complete
is nearly finished. Everything has been recorded, a few more hours mixing
and it will be ready to become its own entity.This is the album cover
for the song. At the same time, we are recording the 3rd song of the
album, Great & Small, more about it later.
is hitting the studio. Time to record some of the tracks that we've
been playing live for a few months now. Starting with Sleepers, our
Mexicano song with Ezra on vocals.
are playing at Oceans at the Tutukaka Marina every Friday of the summer
out in a welcoming garden bar while enjoying live music of local and
not so local artists, it is a great place to be on Friday night.
kicked off their 1st performance on the 28th of November and start the
summer series every Friday before Xmas until the 23rd of January from
will have various acts over the weeks for your entertainment. If you
would like to perform a few songs or play with Playing Strangers let
us know which Friday you'd like.
year, we will be starting at 6pm for those who enjoy an early evening
chill but will keep the band hot for those who prefer to come out later.
are playing for 6 months, once a month at the Tikipunga Tavern in Whangarei
with 2 different acts each time.
21 March - 18 April - 16 May - 13 June - 11 July - 1st August from 7pm
Ezra Vanrijswijk (vocals, keys)
Shana Gordon (vocals)
Brigitte Legendre (bass, vocals)
Grant Tromp (drums)
Rutger de Rudder (sax, flute)
Juliet O'Garra (violin)
Farine de Froment (guitar)
Legendre - Shana Gordon - Grant Tromp - Ezra Vanrijiswijk - Rutger de
Rigger- Farine de Ble de Chacal