Genre: Acoustic / Celtic / Folk
Location Wellington, Ne
Profile Views: 20336
Last Login: 11/15/2011
Member Since 9/24/2010
Type of Label Unsigned
BioLAVA is a newly formed ensemble based in the Wellington area which comprises singing/songwriting family The O'Connors (Amanda and Sean with young teenage daughters Acacia and Rosie) plus composer/pianist Vanya Popov. All sing lead and harmony vocals, accompanying themselves with piano/keyboards, flute, violin, recorder, ukulele, guitar and percussion. They play a mix of original songs and instrumentals, contemporary pop/folk covers, traditional Irish and European Classical music, as well as a set of original waiata (Maori songs). This past July, shortly after meeting one another, Amanda, Sean and Vanya were featured on National Radio New Zealand , TVNZ's "Good Morning Show", and toured the North Island with their polished and rich sound. Acacia and Rosie, who were also featured on "Good Morning", now bring their songwriting, singing and instrumental skills to this exciting mix of talent! LAVA is in the process of recording a debut CD produced by Phil Riley with plans to travel extensively around New Zealand, North America and Western Europe in 2011. Their touring will include concert and busking repertoires as well as workshops teaching their songwriting, harmony arrangements and waiata.
MembersAmanda Ironside O'Connor, Sean O'Connor, Rosie O'Connor, Vanya Popov, Acacia O'Connor
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- May 2, 2011 11:22 AM Hi Everyone, join us now on our new REVERBNATION profile http://www.reverbnation.com/lavanz
- Apr 25, 2011 11:35 AM Hi everyone, check out our 3 Canada exclusive Shows!! http://arts.inthekoots.com/kootenay-mus
- Apr 13, 2011 9:37 PM Jammin' in Olympia!
- Apr 10, 2011 9:54 AM Canada Tours are being posted and Debut Music Video coming!!!
- Mar 29, 2011 6:31 AM New Concert! Monday, April 4 · 12:30pm - 1:30pm -Sacramento Waldorf School,Fair Oaks, Californi