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Expanding Horizons

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Expanding Horizons- Special visit from Lincoln High Students( 0:55:39)       
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Students from Lincoln High School join Stu and Col in the studio.
Published: 6/12/2023 4:00:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Good Habits( 0:56:51)       
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We have UK duo "Good Habits" LIVE on the phone to chat about exactly how the pair mix virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmony with vivid storytelling, as well as drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness. We'll hear some tracks and get all the details of their massive upcoming tour of NZ and Australia.
Published: 2/12/2023 12:16:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - 400 Show Special( 0:58:19)       
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We celebrate 400 shows this Saturday by answering some listener questions, doing some deep reflection, and playing some of our personal favourite tracks. And it's not too late for you to contribute. Post a question below (or send as a DM) and we'll answer it LIVE on the show. Or, request a song and we just might play it! Or, send us a message, ask for a shout-out or suggest a topic and we'll discuss it. It's a show about us; involving you! Get in on it!
Published: 25/11/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Merv Pinny( 0:57:11)       
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NZ born, international superstar Merv Pinny is LIVE on the phone to chat about his alternative, high-energy unique music style. We'll dig into his current "Dark to Light" tour, recording, music videos, and, of course, hear some of his enormously successful tracks.
Published: 18/11/2023 12:07:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Steffany Beck( 0:54:39)       
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The country honey with grit is back LIVE to chat about her upcoming gigs, recording, music vids and her recently dropped single "Foot Down". And, if we're lucky we just might hear her play LIVE in studio!
Published: 13/11/2023 11:59:50 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - NZeppelin - The Song Remains the Same( 1:0:4)       
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Over a year since they were last in studio, CHCH Led Zeppelin tribute band NZeppelin is back with us to discuss their upcoming gig at A Rolling Stone on 24th November. Using the full setlist from that famous series of concerts at Madison Square Garden in 1973, there will be around 2 hours of live Led Zep to enjoy, borrowing the best from the studio and live versions of those magical songs, with NZeppelin's own Led Zep inspired improvisational flavours thrown into the mix.
Published: 6/11/2023 12:35:22 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - We're Dreaming( 0:55:31)       
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This Saturday it's not Steff Beck (wait until 11/11). We were obviously in dreamland and so here's the stuff that dreams are made of with a load of music from Tom Petty, Human League, Radiohead, REO Speedwagon, The Smiths, Johnny Hates Jazz, Blondie, Cheap Trick, and plenty more tracks to get all up in your head.
Published: 30/10/2023 11:47:45 a.m.
Expanding Horizons- Lucy Gray - Not fair( 0:57:50)       
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We have the amazing Lucy Gray back in studio to chat about her just-dropped single "Not Fair" and all the other good stuff she's got going on. Her music is inspired by rock, pop, indie, country and alternative styles so the themes are varied. Listen in and hear all about it!
Published: 24/10/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons- Sally Stockwell( 0:56:5)       
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We have the creative force that is Sally Stockwell LIVE on the line to chat about her high-octane one-woman rock ‘n’ roll theatre-gig - "We’ve Got So Much To Talk About". It explores the challenges and complexities of motherhood through a mashup of sound, song, movement and rebellion. It will play Ōtautahi from 20 - 22 October at the Lyttleton Arts Factory.
Published: 16/10/2023 9:00:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - The Spa List( 0:57:32)       
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Oh, yeah...it's happening. Col is on the road so Stu is taking over, pushing Expanding Horizons to the side and doing a brand new show - "THE SPA LIST". Stu's hot tracks from his ever-expanding, always promising playlist from his time spent soaking in the spa; and his hot takes on every one of them. It's ONE TIME, ONE SHOW ONLY.
Published: 9/10/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Amber Carly Williams 3peat( 0:56:24)       
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Who do we have this Saturday? Only Amber Carly Williams who is back for her three-yearly visit (2017, 2020 & now 2023)! Exciting to have her chat about her new single "Kids on the Internet", EP, upcoming gigs and much, much more!
Published: 30/09/2023 1:08:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Somebody Do Something( 0:57:12)       
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They're back! The amazing Somebody Do Something return to the Expanding Horizons studio to chat about the release of their EP "Archives", what their summer schedule is, and other happenings. Tracks from the EP - yip, we've got them.
Published: 23/09/2023 1:08:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Kalina NZ( 0:56:56)       
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We get on a more serious platform this week with Elena from the community organisation, Kalina LIVE in studio. We'll uncover where Kalina came from, what to do if you don't learn English, why immigration is hard to make friends, what makes living your home and is it possible to find the perfect place on earth for you - and where is it? Plus since we're doing a bit of small talk, we'll play some music about the weather!
Published: 16/09/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - What's In A Name?( 0:57:35)       
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What is in a name? It's a great question that we're exploring through music with tracks from Half Man: Half Biscuit, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Chocolate Watch Band, Electric Prunes, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, and more!
Published: 9/09/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Expanding Horizons( 0:57:10)       
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We have members of the band Model Home LIVE in studio to chat about all the usual - how they got together, recording, gigging, touring and naturally other stuff will crop up. And we'd be mad not to hear some tracks from their soon-to-be-released album "...And Nobody Made a Sound".
Published: 2/09/2023 10:58:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - When I Was Sexy( 0:57:24)       
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What do you mean , when?! We have Ralph Hall & a couple of other members of the band When I Was Sexy LIVE in studio. We'll chat about the genesis of the band, recording, gigging and hear tracks from their album "Sugar Coated Island".
Published: 26/08/2023 11:09:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Marina Bloom LIVE in studio!( 0:56:12)       
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We are privileged to have all the way from Auckland, musician Marina Bloom LIVE IN STUDIO! Marina has brought her show "Songs of Love" to Ōtautahi, playing TONIGHT at Knox Chuch Hall from 6:30. We'll chat about putting the gig together, her recently released album "Brloom" and of course, hear some of her tracks.
Published: 19/08/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Jerry Dammers( 0:57:26)       
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A special show today as we skank it up with music from the legendary Jerry Dammers. His music, his bands and his collaborations with other artists such as Amy Winehouse. Plenty of music, plenty of chat, plenty of laughs & insights into insights! What else would you expect from Expanding Horizons?
Published: 12/08/2023 10:24:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Booker Brooks( 0:57:29)       
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Today we have local musical ultra-creative Booker Brooks LIVE in the studio. We'll chat about their hard rock/metal roots, love for modern indie production techniques, and hear tracks that are eclectic and genre-fluid. Eclectic & fluid? Absolutely perfect for our show!
Published: 5/08/2023 10:42:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Gazing At The Stars( 0:56:2)       
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Just Stu & Col in the studio today so we're looking skyward with a small tribute to Sinéad O'Connor and lots of spacey tracks from David Bowie, The Prodigy, The Trilobites, The Only Ones, Velvet Underground, T-Rex, The Cure, Beastie Boys and even more! Join us; it's serious fun!
Published: 29/07/2023 11:54:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Glass Heart String Choir( 0:56:11)       
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Back on the show for the first time since February 2020, we have Katie & Ian of Glass Heart String Choir LIVE on the line from the States. We'll find out what these friends-in-arms who revel at the intersection of classical virtuosity, existential poetics, and art-film surrealism, have been up to since we last met. Chat, banter, and GHSC's weaving of their golden lyrical threads of haute-art into their achingly beautiful orchestral tapestry.
Published: 22/07/2023 12:50:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Nick Burson( 0:56:31)       
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We have Nick Burson LIVE in the studio to tell all on the new album "Hindsight" which is only one week from official release on the 22 July. Recording, gigging, releasing albums - we'll cover it all and hear some tracks too.
Published: 15/07/2023 11:02:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Sam Henderson( 0:58:2)       
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We have Sam from Jam Henderson LIVE in the studio to unpack the band's ever-evolving autumnal surf-rock styles. Recording, gigging, releasing singles - we'll cover it all and hear some tracks too.
Published: 8/07/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Jazmine Mary( 0:57:5)       
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We have musician Jazmine Mary, on the phone, chatting about their ability to create an unlikely space for despair and joy to cohabit and their penchant for finding hopefulness in an oft-cruel world. And if we get time we'll discuss their new album "Dog" and the music on it!
Published: 1/07/2023 4:49:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Quinn V. Mannix( 0:57:22)       
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We have Ōtautahi -based musician Quinn Mannix LIVE in studio (& maybe his co-writer Liam too!) to chat about his new song "The Harbourist", recording, gigging and anything else that crops up. plenty of music and banter all LIVE.
Published: 24/06/2023 10:56:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Sofia Machray - the return( 0:54:13)       
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We have the fantastic Indie dream-pop fantasizer Sofia Machray back LIVE on the line to chat about her latest single "Foundations" and her upcoming amazing tour which includes a gig at Wunderbar! Chat, banter and awesome music!
Published: 17/06/2023 11:32:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Mark Catley( 0:55:13)       
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We talk to Mark about his musical influences, and his work as an Urban Street artist.
Published: 10/06/2023 11:38:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Marina Bloom( 0:57:18)       
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We're STILL pushing hard into NZ Music Month with the wonderful, Tāmaki Makaurau based musician Marina Bloom. Back for her thrid time on the show we'll see what she's been up to, what's coming up, and when we can see her back on tour. And yeah, we'll hear some of her amazing tracks! Naturally!
Published: 3/06/2023 10:52:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Welcome to Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington!( 0:50:30)       
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We continue to hit NZ Music Month with music from some of Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington musicians. Some have featured on our show and others we'd love to have! Who will they be? Tune in to find out!
Published: 27/05/2023 12:11:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Lucy Gray( 0:55:47)       
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We're still pushing hard into NZ Music Month with alternative pop, pop, alternative rock & indie Ōtautahi based musician Lucy Gray. She is LIVE in studio to chat about her latest single "pretty", her debut EP, recording, gigging, studying, ambitions & everything else we ask! And yeah, we'll hear some of her amazing tracks! Naturally!
Published: 20/05/2023 11:24:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Sofia Machray( 0:56:18)       
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We keep pushing hard into NZ Music Month with the fantastic Indie dream-pop fantasizer Sofia Machray LIVE on the line to chat about her latest single "Petals In The Rain", gigging, recording, and in between we'll play a few tracks!
Published: 13/05/2023 11:25:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - 1 Drop Nation LIVE!( 0:55:58)       
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We push hard into NZ Music Month with Ōtautahi's own 1 Drop Nation LIVE in studio with their unique blend of Roots/Rock/Funk & Reggae. Recording, gigging, korero and plenty of their tracks! It's going to be a great listen so don't miss it!
Published: 6/05/2023 11:51:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Expanding Horizons( 0:56:40)       
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We play music from some of the local Ōtautahi/Christchurch musicians featured on our show - from recent guests to a few from long ago! Who will they be? Tune in to find out!
Published: 29/04/2023 11:48:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Carb On Carb( 0:55:33)       
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We chat on the phone to kiwi musicians, duo Carb On Carb. The new single, recording, gigging and we'll hear some tracks!
Published: 22/04/2023 10:22:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Numbers Too( 0:55:9)       
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We do a whole heap of numbers related tracks...again! The Jam, Spaceman 3, Midnight To Six and more!
Published: 15/04/2023 10:58:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - The Big Show!( 0:58:4)       
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We go large. We go massive with tracks from They Might Be Giants, Big Star & Jane's Addiction and more. Chat, music, banter.
Published: 8/04/2023 10:53:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - The Skabhangers( 0:56:54)       
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LIVE on the blower from Australia no less, we have George from the 60s-inspired ska band, the Skabangers to chat about the new album, "Skabhangers". We'll also hear about recording, gigging, the Melbourne scene and we'll skank out to their combination of original tunes, cheeky lyrics, burning instrumentals, mixed with a taste of improvisation.
Published: 1/04/2023 1:48:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Somebody do Something #2( 0:57:16)       
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Somebody do Something return to play some new tracks, chat, and laugh. Talking about the new album, and upcoming shows.
Published: 25/03/2023 8:31:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - No Broadcast( 0:59:48)       
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Actually, there is a broadcast! We have Josh from No Broadcast LIVE in studio to share the unique vision of sonic expression that is "No Broadcast". We'll chat about the upcoming album "The Common Thread", recording, gigging and we'll hear the freshly released single "Terrified".
Published: 18/03/2023 11:35:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - How's the Weather?( 0:54:53)       
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We play a lot of weather related tracks to mark the change of season.
Published: 11/03/2023 2:15:00 p.m.
Expanding Horizons - Jan Preston - the Boogie Woogie Woman( 0:55:37)       
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LIVE on the phone we have pianist extraordinaire Jan (The Boogie Woogie Woman) Preston to chat about her music, live performing, and we'll hear play accompanied by her rich resonant voice!
Published: 25/02/2023 11:35:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - The Curio Club( 0:55:38)       
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LIVE in studio we have the tastiest rock/pop duo or trio that is The Curio Club. We'll share some stories, banter it up, discuss their music, gigging, and of course, they'll play LIVE for us.
Published: 18/02/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Expanding Horizons - Proteins of Magic( 0:57:2)       
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On the phone LIVE from Auckland we have musician Proteins Of Magic AKA Kelly Sherrod to chat about their latest tracks, recording, and upcoming tour - including a gig in CHCH at the Space Academy on Feb 17th! Music, chat, and probing questions!
Published: 11/02/2023 10:48:00 a.m.