GRAEME JAMES • Friday 19th January

In 2010, in a moment of fortuitous impulse buying, multi-instrumentalist Graeme James bought a loop pedal which would finally allow him to combine and layer the various instruments he had picked up along the way. After a few weeks of practice he started playing small cafe shows in Palmerston North.

In desperate need of some cash to repair his car while on a New Year holiday in 2012, Graeme hit the streets of Gisborne for his first ever loop pedal busking session and the response from the public was so generous he was back on the road in two days.

A major breakthrough came later that summer in Queenstown, as he would play nightly, busking concerts to crowds of 200-300 people by the lakefront. This started to gather what would become a large, loyal and global fan base. On the recommendation of a fellow street performer Graeme decided to record an album of these quirky covers.

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