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By Chunn, Mike; Chunn, Jeremy; Chunn, Barney
Whether you want to make a living from music or play for fun, this is the essential guide to the New Zealand music industry. I'm With The Band explains everything you need to know from recording demos to signing contracts, from hiring a manager to protecting your music. Key figur...es in the New Zealand industry - names like Neil Finn - share their inside knowledge and experiences to help everyone from the hobby band to the performer on the brink of discovery. The talented Chunn family, led by Split Enz founding member Mike, combines to provide this unique insight into what it takes to forge a career in popular music.Read more
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By Chunn, Mike
"A rollercoaster yarn about Mike Chunn's years in the ground-breaking band Split Enz, but also the powerful story of how he dealt with a crippling mental health issue and went on to become one of our most influential music identities"--Dust jacket.
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This is a gripping read that works on several levels. It's the sliding-door story of someone who might have become a world-famous pop star had he not suffered from a severe phobic disorder.It's the story of an assortment of young musicians trying to find their feet as bands in th...e late 70s and early 80s, and the associated euphoria and craziness of that life.It's Mike's personal story of struggling with agoraphobia and eventually finding a way through. Told in Mike's own words, this is also a loving evocation of a 50s and 60s New Zealand childhood, and a beautifully written memoir that will resonate with anyone who loves a well-told story.Read more
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