3 Jun 2018

Reb Fountain: more hopeful now

From Sunday Morning, 10:33 am on 3 June 2018
Reb Fountain

Reb Fountain Photo: Supplied

Singer songwriter Reb Fountain has been celebrating a double win at the NZ Country Music Awards announced this week. She won the 2018 APRA Best Country Music Song for 'Hopeful / Hopeless' and the Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist Tui for the EP of the same name.

But the celebration has a tragic backstory. Hopeful / Hopeless was recorded live at Auckland's Wine Cellar in 2014, and involved Reb's long-time music collaborator Sam Prebble. It was to be the last time Reb would share the stage with Sam.

More about Sam Prebble's band Bond Street Bridge:

  • Bond St Bridge with The Map Maker's Art.
  •  - Songs about storms, black market soul transplants, and Paris circa 1900 on mandolin, violin, guitar and loops. 2008.

  • Bond Street Bridge talks about Spring Summer Awesome Winter
  •  - An album where lighter flints, key rings and staple guns sit side-by-side with mandolins, organ and piano. 2011.

  • Expedition leader for Bond Street Bridge, Sam Prebble, talks about Explorers Club
  •  - An album based around the Antarctic exploits and tragedies of Scott and Shackleton. 2013.