Ok, we're going to finish the series of Songbroker Music For Tomorrow Morning with the last four songs: Scott J Mason, with "Courage", Serpico, with "Waking Promise", Steve Tofa, with "Welcome the Sun", and Tom Ludvigson, with "Conch Call Sunup".
Project Sunrise - Te Whitinga o te Rā was conceived by Songbroker Music Publishing in the uneasy, early days of the Covid lockdowns as a way to help keep their artists positive and engaged while the world battened down the hatches.
Scott J. Mason is a freelance screen composer and songwriter based in Dunedin NZ. Scott has spent his life composing, recording and playing music. From multiple bands and solo projects through to commissioned work for major international television series, he has extensive and varied experience in composition, songwriting and music production. Scott has scored a number of documentary films ranging in topic from Kiwi beak surgery to the conservation of NZ national parks, and most recently Orangutan Jungle School.
Serpico, AKA Ryan Beehre, is one of three members of pioneering New Zealand electronica band Minuit. Beehre currently resides in Nelson, New Zealand. Serpico is the vehicle in which Beehre explores a fusion of house, garage, tech and breakbeat elements into his DJ style and tracks.
Steve Tofa describes his music as ‘Koko Soul’, after being told by some of his peers that his voice resembles the smoothness of ‘chocolate’; “If there is not enough sugar, it can taste very bitter. If you add too much then you’re asking for heartburn”. Having recently released his debut album The Barefooted Beast, he has another album in the works with several standalone singles to complete; His next project Koko Stax is due out at the end of the year. Tofa’s song "Bone Dat Needs Pickin" was long listed for the 2020 APRA Silver Scrolls.
Tom Ludvigson comes from a musical background that takes in blues, jazz, funk and experimental music. While an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboard), in recent years Tom has focussed exclusively on piano and synthesiser keyboards. He has performed /recorded with Trip to the Moon, Bluespeak, the Inner City Jazz Workshop, Rick Bryant's original Jive Bombers, electronic multi-media ensemble Nexus, Alloy (electronic dance) and Bongo Nation to name just a few.