SONGS BY TWILIGHT NO.3 | Coming Soon to a Secret Location near you.

I am excited to tell you, SONGS BY TWILIGHT NO.3 is on it's way! Tickets are now on sale - we have only 80 tickets so get in quick. Once again, it will be at another secret location which will be announced at a later date.

The theme for SONGS BY TWILIGHT NO.3 is 'LOVE (all sorts)' which will be performed by me Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant; as well as two other guest musicians local and from afar - announced soon.

Other surprise announcements are on their way, I can't wait to tell you!

Massive thank you to Dan at Bicycle Junction and Russell Silverwood at NOCAR CARGO.

The full music video for this will be released next week! Watch this space, if you haven't already, get in touch now if you'd like to book tickets

music@nikitatubryant.co.nz

Arohanui, have a beautiful weekend.

x

Call of the Sparrows - the echoes that remain

I'm always a bit sad when a project comes to an end - Call of the Sparrows had it's final night last night for our development season.  We were lucky enough to get some great reviews and constructive feedback:

Theatreview

Theatrescenes

The NZ Herald

I am however incredibly grateful, lucky, and excited about the new project I have jumped straight into - The Playground Collective's show of The Rime of the Modern Mariner by Nick Hayes, performing in Wellington this November.

 

 

 

 

Latest Release: (Before, and After) Joshua

This 8 track long E.P. is inspired by an unforgettable moment in my life.  Recorded in one take, in this order - not perceived as separate songs, but one piece, one journey.  Once again, not unlike 'Stark - Take 一 E.P.' it's bare-bones storytelling.  

'(Before, and After) Joshua' was recorded in the back of my van, boot open to the south coast waters of Wellington - all surrounding sounds (i.e. water) not added in later, but live.

One's own customised grieving album for heartache.

I hope you find something here that sings to you.

 

(Before, and After) Joshua

One day a young girl boarded a flight and unexpectedly collided with a boy with kind eyes.

This is their story - and theirs alone.

 

(Before, and After) JOSHUA

Coming soon/9th of July

Dream On

The journey and destination of a moment long ago - captured in a photograph.

The Photograph post some filters

The Photograph post some filters

The outline

The outline

Printing the outline onto the print and carving the outline

Printing the outline onto the print and carving the outline

First print

First print

First print with Chinese Calligraphy ink outline

First print with Chinese Calligraphy ink outline

Flite plays Tora

Over the Easter weekend my band Flite were lucky enough to play at Wairarapa's amazing Bramley-family run festival Tora Tora Tora.

The wonderful duo from The Wireless (RadioNZ) put together this footage - a lovely time capsule of some stunning moments captured.

Stark EP - Take 一

It all started with hearing myself and other artists talk about the release of one's work.  Not knowing when to release it because it wasn't 'ready'.  I had so much material I had been waiting to release for so long.  So much that it felt like I had outgrown those moments.  With Stark, I have dusted off a few old tunes breathing a bit of life back into them, little time capsules that managed to bring me back to when they were first written - in the privacy of my own company.  

By no means are these polished, but then that is kind of the point.

Here goes, refining is forever, take a photograph and let it go.  I recorded these with one microphone in my dining room.  I am  interested in other artist's creative journeys of getting to their 'finale' so I have included a few of my own in Stark Take 一. 

Some call them demos, I will call them moments - and these moments capture where I was on that day, when I sat down with my guitar and a cup of coffee.

Watch this space and expect more Stark Takes - bare bones, no tricks - just my stories.

Feel free to have a listen below, and if you wish to purchase you are able to also - Thank you for supporting original NZ Music:

https://nikitatu-bryant.bandcamp.com/album/stark-e-p-take-1

 

 

The Journey of the Artwork

I wanted something simple that would line up to the the artwork of my other CD covers

Back to the drawing board - I was not impressed

Back to the drawing board - I was not impressed

Back to a simple layout

Back to a simple layout

It was decided - I reshaped some of the pieces I had carved and decided on a shape that looked like a tree trunk as well as a stark leg

It was decided - I reshaped some of the pieces I had carved and decided on a shape that looked like a tree trunk as well as a stark leg