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Sam Smith – My man of the hour

I have a secret… It’s a mild Youtube obsession that entails me seeking out Stan Walker singing with friends or whanau. I love the way he interprets music, feeling, emotion. And when he is joined by his crew they really create some magic.

Anyway, today I was checking out Stan’s latest and stumbled across this Sam Smith fellow. Oh my goodness, I am a convert. Sam Smith is a British singer songwriter that not only writes amazing lyrics and melodies but also sounds incredible live (from what I’ve seen on Youtube); perhaps better than he sounds on his album.

He found initial success with Latch and his Disclosure colab (great track) and released his studio album In The Lonely Hour this year. I’m so biased, but I honestly rate every song on this album and have had it on repeat all afternoon.

If you’re keen for a listen, here’s a vid of Sam performing Leave Your Lover live. Love love love this!


p.s. I’ve noticed the search terms directing some readers to this post include “lyrics” so I thought I’d post a link to the lyrics just in case, Leave Your Lover lyrics.

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The Haps: Die Die Die

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Tomorrow night Die Die Die, supported by local bands Fighting Like Stags and Skypills, will be playing the Dome Room at the Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne. Be there or be square.

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The Haps: Big Day Out Sydney

A couple of weeks ago I took off to Sydney for 10 days, it was a really hectic trip with one highlight being the Big Day Out on Sydney’s hottest day on record… 46 degrees Celsius anyone?

Weather and common sense more than influenced our decision to head out to the venue a bit later in the day to preserve our bodies and minds. While it meant we missed some of the acts we wanted to see, it turned out to be a suitable tactic.

The festival was incredibly well organised and the crowd supremely well behaved (not a single wasted person crossed our path).

The Killers proved to be the biggest highlight for me; I’m guessing I wasn’t the only person that fell in love with lead singer Brandon Flowers, the man can sing and is the ultimate style master. Every song they played was a delight, the lighting was a dream and there were popping pyrotechnics. I’m not sure The Killers could have delivered a better set.

I’m definitely down for next years festival but one thing’s for sure, I’ll be crossing my fingers for more bearable temperatures.

Below are some snaps of The Killers taken from the stands.

BDO 2013 The Killer

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