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Eccentric-folk musician Fraser Ross returned to New Zealand in 2015 after two years of living and touring in Europe and the UK, mostly Scotland. On his return he toured his debut LP, Mongrels (Home Alone Music, 2015) throughout New Zealand, supporting such bands as Phoenix Foundation, French for Rabbits, The Nudge, Newtown Rocksteady and Glass Vaults.
His first two EPs, And Birds Do Sing (HAM, 2009) and To Places (HAM, 2012) established him as a serious talent and a brilliant, loud-shirted presence within the New Zealand underground.
Ross has played at numerous arts festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, LitCrawl Wellington, the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Wellington City Summer Sounds, and the Christchurch Nostalgia Festival.
In 2017/18, he has done five tours of New Zealand with his newly formed band, Fraser Ross & 04s. Their sound is part Afro-beat, part electric-folk, and part comedy, and part pillow-talk.
He is about to release his second LP (& first with the new band), ‘Life is Magic, Where is my Rabbit?’ which will be released in August, 2018 through Home Alone Music.
The Fairfield gig will feature Ross in a solo incarnation.
Fraser Ross is a builder, poet, comedian, and ‘NZ’s best-kept musical secret’ (Capital Times). He has a voice that was honed in Scotland’s rowdy pubs during his three-year tenure there, and a lyrical style that can be uplifting, and at times, quite moving.
He has shared the stage with some of NZ’s best including, Nadia Reid, The Nudge, and The Phoenix Foundation, and has had Bill Murray join him on stage for a two-hour sing-a-long.
In 2015, he did a three-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a comedy show he wrote called ‘Another name for Thesaurus.’
On top of this, he recently finished rebuilding a house damaged in the Christchurch Earthquakes.
‘New Zealand’s best kept musical secret’
‘His music, which has traditional folk roots, has a wonderful way of breaking free from genre’
‘Like a Kiwi Billy Connolly’
—The View, Scotland
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