Wellington-based musician and craftsperson Al Fraser is a man of many talents. As well as performing with indie folk group The Woolshed Sessions, he plays his handcrafted taonga puoro (musical instruments of the Maori) with several other Wellington bands, including Tahu and Rosy Tin Teacaddy. Al shared some of his favourites from Felt and his thoughts on craft – read the full story here.
Sounds Crafty is a special series of craft showcases picked by Kiwi musicians, bands and DJs, published throughout New Zealand Music Month. Featuring Julia Deans, Urbantramper, Hikoikoi, Rosy Tin Teacaddy, Forbidden Joe, Mea Grenell and ROY G & the BIVinators in 2010, and previously featuring artists such as Minuit’s Ruth Carr, Nathan King, The Twitch’s Fleur Jack, singer/songwriter Flip Grater and Hera, Sounds Crafty brings rhythm and craft together and finds out what NZ musos make of it all.
Which Kiwi muso secretly likes lacy coat hangers? Which singer’s favourite handmade gift was a sparkly handpainted telephone? These intriguing questions and more will be answered on Felt during the month of May. Stayed tuned!