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Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

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The finale of the Suffrage Series will delve into our national music industry. Hear about the struggles and successes of some prominent local female artists: Emma Cameron, Katie Thompson and Sacha Vee, as they share their experiences and perform live in an acoustic style setting.

Emma Cameron

http://www.wearedecades.com/

Emma is a keen advocate for a stronger female presence in the music industry in both the artist and industry roles. In 2016 she started a blog called 'Good for a Girl', detailing her experiences as a woman in the music industry to highlight the difficulty women still face and to help forge progress. This year Decades hit the road for a national tour with an all-women line up and Emma hopes to continue to use her platform to create more opportunities for young women wanting to get in to the music industry.

After many years of hard work as an independent artist, Emma has achieved great success with rock band Decades. The band have toured extensively and performed at major music festivals around New Zealand. The group released their debut album, The Truth and Other People on July 14th 2017. The album peaked at #17 in the official NZ Top 40, spawned five Top 20 rock radio hits, and has accumulated over 1.1 million streams on Spotify.

Katie Thompson

http://www.katiethompson.co.nz/

Self-managed New Zealand artist Katie Thompson first made a name for herself in 2009 when she became the first country artist in the world to raise $50,000 via crowdfunding platform Sellaband.

Since then she has gone on to be the opening act for Sir Elton John in 2011, won the MLT Songwriters Award 2016 with her song West Coast and most recently was flown to Vienna by Global Rockstar to write and record with five other artists from around the world.

Katie also runs Quirky Music, a music services agency specialising in artist development, social media management and crowdfunding for independent musicians. Katie has delivered successful campaigns for a number of Kiwi artists, her clients include Anika Moa, Anna van Riel, Parabola West, Jenny Mitchell and more.

Katie is extremely passionate about helping other artists create successful careers & loves to share the knowledge she has gained through her own music career.

Sacha Vee

https://www.sachavee.com/

New Zealand born neo-soul singer, Sacha Vee, scorches her stage, exuding slow burn power with every note. She has established quite the following across the globe with more than 40 million YouTube views, numerous appearances on television, multi-platinum records and support slots for the likes of Jhene Aiko, Boney M and Hollie Smith.

Sacha Vee's last album, Luminous (released November 2016) received multiple review accolades. The album charted at No.3 on the NZ Heatseeker Charts and has had three songs feature on the NZonAir music platform NewTracks. Her single ‘Trigger’ also placed in the top 10 RnB and Hiphop songs in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition 2018.

Earlier this year Sacha launched her own business Sole Academy, a music academy specialising in singing, songwriting and artist development. Sole stands for “a source of learning and empowerment.”


The Suffrage Series at the Arts Centre is a partnership between Christchurch City Council, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and the Arts Centre as part of Beca Heritage Week 2018 .


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