Twenty-five years after releasing New Zealand’s landmark jazz album, Shift Left, Nathan Haines is bringing his musical prowess to the role of Music Director at the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll songwriting awards.
The Music Director is responsible for all the performances throughout the ceremony, which will feature top New Zealand artists, bands, and once-in-a-lifetime, one-off collaborations. They’ll perform reinterpretations of the five finalist songs, the Maioha and SOUNZ Contemporary-winning songs, and there’ll be a tribute to the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees.
The Silver Scroll recognises outstanding achievement in songwriting and is widely considered the most prestigious accolade in New Zealand music. Past winners include Lorde, Marlon Williams, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga and Neil Finn.
For this year’s ceremony, Nathan plans to bring together some New Zealand artists and performers, from many different backgrounds.
“It's a unique opportunity and I'm looking forward to October 2 very, very much!" Nathan says.
Nathan is in the midst of preparing for two Shift Left anniversary shows later this month, at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on August 24th and at Napier’s Trafalgar Centre on August 17.
The finalists for the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, APRA Screen Awards, APRA Maioha Award, and APRA Silver Scroll Award will be announced shortly.
All awards will be presented during a ceremony at Spark Arena in Auckland on Wednesday October 2nd. As a part of the celebrations, APRA will also be inducting a songwriter/s into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.