Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Meet the People - 24

Elle Walker, Arts Centre, Christchurch. Sept.2008. Ajr
Another in the Series Meet the People – Ordinary and Extraordinary New Zealanders Doing Interesting Things –Elle Walker is a Christchurch-based singer and saxophone player who has become a regular at the The Art Centre markets every weekend. Her laid back approach to blues and contemporary jazz is the perfect addition to the 80-stall market and her mellow tones are popular with nearby café-goers. I’ve taken to going to market most weekends, getting coffee at one of the caravans and just sitting and listening – and watching too of course! As buskers go, she’s one of the best and she’s always got a good stock of her multi-award-winning album “Rose Coloured Glasses,” which features original numbers. It took out several awards in the 1998-99 Australian Songwriters Association National Song Writing Contest. If you want to see others in my Meet the People series, click on Meet the People in the label line just below this post.

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