My Bonie Bell video

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Kia ora!

Robert Scott has done a video for his My Bonie Bell title track. The Boosted campaign to fund the Robbie Burns comp, My Bonie Bell, is now at 28%. Thanks to the donors so far: Stefan Frey, Annette Lingg, Michael Wilde and two anonymi. Keep spreading the word.

Kā mihi nui, Arno

Lineup for Zelle Fest fixed

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The lineup for Zelle Fest on 12 August has been fixed. Pretty mindboggling, eh?


My Bonie Bell Boosted campaign now online

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Kia ora Zelle whanau! My Boosted campaign to fund Dunedin/Edinburgh Robbie Burns comp LP My Bonie Bell is now online. Spread the word.


Ka mihi nui, Arno


Chrysanthemum Storm ready to pre-order

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Kia ora! Make sure you don’t miss out. Pre-order your copy of Bill Direen & the BildersChrysanthemum Storm now, for €15.50. The release is limited to 320 copies.

Bilders Chrysanthemum Storm COVER - Front Cover 72ppi

Boost My Bonie Bell

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Kia ora Zelle whanau,

I am presently focusing on another hopefully brilliant idea to generate money for said project. I’m preparing a one-month Boosted crowdfunding campaign I intend to be online by 16 July. My goal for said campaign will be NZ$1,000.


As you are probably aware, Boosted campaigns do not entail “rewards” in the classical crowdfunding sense. The money I should like you to contribute will be treated as a donation that will help fund My Bonie Bell and thus raise awareness of the Dunedin local talent involved, nationally and internationally. But I promise that I will be eternally grateful and the album resulting from our combined effort will be a blast! My Bonie Bell will be available on high quality vinyl made in Germany and as a download.

Don’t miss Zellefest, an afternoon and evening of Zelle live music at The Crown Hotel, Dunedin, on Sat 12 August, 4pm.


Kā mihi nui,


Original C Storm Bilders to reunite for record release concert

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Celebrate the release of the augmented vinyl version of the Bilders‘ 2008 album Chrysanthemum Storm with the original Chrysanthemum Storm band at Auckland’s UFO. One show only!

Bill Direen Vinyl LAunch UFO Aug 5th A4