The Word: Nomad, Ciaran McMeekan & Barry Conrad

Publish Date
Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 12:20PM

Nomad - Love Will Call

Christchurch band, nomad, have been winning over unsuspecting audiences show by show, and have just released the undeniably-catchy
‘Love Will Call’, their second single, written with Benny Tipene.

Aasha Mallard, Will McGillivray and Cullen Kiesanowski formed a band at school and their differing musical tastes collide to shape their alt-pop/folk sound. Their debut, ‘I Will Find You’ (Produced by Dave Dobbyn) went to No 8 in the NZ singles chart.

They have opened for Marlon Williams, Fly My Pretties and Benny Tipene and have played at Homegrown in Wellington, Music in Parks Auckland, Festival of Lights New Plymouth and Queenstown Winterfestival.

Ciaran McMeeken - City

Ciaran McMeeken hails from Auckland. His unique voice, heartfelt lyrics and honest songwriting ability create a strong emotional connection to his music with a wide variety of listeners. Taking inspiration from artists such as John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Ben Harper, his music can be described as pop, alternative with elements of folk and acoustic.

For the past two years, Ciaran has been writing, performing and recording his own music. In late 2014, Ciaran released his debut EP entitled “The Valley” which garnered a genuine interest from many, including notable international producer Greg Haver. As a result, Ciaran moved to Auckland and worked with Greg to produce a highly-anticipated second EP entitled “Screaming Man” to be released in October 2015. 

Barry Conrad - Anywhere We Go

Barry Conrad has a multifaceted career that spans music, screen, fitness and fashion. 

He’s opened for vocal giants Brian McKnight, Eric Benet, Craig David and K-Ci & JoJo, toured the globe with world-renowned artist Darlene Zschech and five-time Grammy winner Israel Houghton, penned songs for an array of artists – and even sung for the Pope.

The tipping point of Conrad’s stardom was undeniably cemented when he was named as one of the Final 12 on Channel 7’s The X-Factor, winning over a legion of new fans and truly solidifying himself as one of Australia’s most exciting talents. His latest release, Anywhere We Go, is available worldwide at all good digital music stores.

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