We come to Part 12 of our series from Songbroker and their collaborative project with Creative New Zealand : Music From Tomorrow Morning.
Today we feature Maree Sheehan with "Whitinga o Rā " and The Pillows of Creation with "Late April Streets"
Maree Sheehan (Ngati Maniapoto-Waikato, Ngati Tuwharetoa) helped pave the way for women in the New Zealand music industry in the 1990s by breaking the singer-songwriter mould and bringing homegrown dance-pop to the foreground. In the early 1990s with the backing of a major label, she released a string of singles – among them the Top 20 hits "Fatally Cool", 'Past to the Present" and "Kia Tu Mahea". After a decade-long hiatus, she stepped back into the spotlight with the 10-track album Chasing the Light (2013).
Mark Petersen is an Auckland based musician and songwriter. Petersen was a member of Straitjacket Fits in the early 90s and played on their Done EP and album Blow and toured with the band until they broke up in February 1994. Petersen was a member of Cabbage Bomber but is best remembered for his bass and guitar work in the band [Shaft]. He now records and performs under the pseudonym Seeds Of Orbit.