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26 August 2017






Martin Curtis, New Zealand Singer and Songwriter, lives in Cardrona in the foothills of the Southern Alps, a place that has become the inspiration behind much of his music.

He has been writing and singing songs about his adopted country for over 30 years, and has recorded and released 10 albums, many of them celebrating New Zealand and the people who helped make it what it is today. He has toured extensively nationally and internationally – particularly in the United Kingdom – as well as Australia, Hong Kong, Austria, Norway and even Nepal.

December 2003 saw the release of his first DVD called Otago My Home. This is a project that Martin was working on for some considerable time with a professional cameraman from Wanaka. This is a video of some of his Central Otago material, and is set and filmed in the very surroundings that inspired the songs.

One of Martin’s recent endeavours has been presenting his successful Lets Sing a Kiwi Song programme to school students throughout New Zealand as well as overseas.

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2017: Martin’s latest studio album Where the Peaks meet the Skies has just been released in 2017 and is another collaboration between him and long time friend and musician Graham Wardrop.  As with all his previous albums the overlying theme is material about New Zealand, with a few songs about other parts of the planet that Martin also loves dearly.

2015: To coincide with the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, we have finally had the album The Daisy Patch remastered and released on CD. This album was only ever produced in cassette form in 1990 and yet was a finalist in the Pepsi New Zealand Music Awards (now known as the Tui awards). The title track is Martin’s tribute song to the New Zealanders who fought in this disastrous campaign.

2013: New double-CD of live material: Live at Greendale released November 2013.

2013: Martin’s original best-selling album Gin & Raspberry has been digitally remastered and is now available on CD. This album is considered a classic in New Zealand folk music history and orders are already coming in from fans whose vinyl or cassette copies are worn out!