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Musician Terry still on the rollercoaster

Mar 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

SHOWMAN: Singer/songwriter Terry Shore introducing his Saturday show at Wellington Access Radio

SHOWMAN: Singer/songwriter Terry Shore introducing his Saturday show at Wellington Access Radio

LOCAL singer/songwriter, Terry Shore still gets recognised as the “rollercoaster man”, six years after appearing on TV’s New Zealand Idol.

Shore, 35, from Strathmore appeared on the show in 2004, and performed the catchy song Life is a Roller Coaster, made popular by Ronan Keating

 “I enjoyed the vibe after the show, but get fed up with people coming up to me even now and singing ‘na, na, na, na, na'” says Shore.

 From that show, Shore enjoyed the fame of appearing in Womans Weekly and performing in front of around 34,000 people at the 2005 Edge Fest series of concerts in Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, and Auckland.

 These days Shore is happy producing his successful songwriters show on Wellington Access Radio, where he gives local unknown artists an opportunity to perform their songs on air, and is producing his own album.

 “I love the fact that they get their voice to express their original music,” he says.

 Bands and artists who have previously appeared on the show and gone on to greater things include Mahinarangi Maika, the Thomas Oliver Band, and Mercury Crowe.

 The show has won him the New Zealand Radio Award for Ethnic and Best Access Programme in 2007, and he was nominated for the same award in 2008.

 Budding songwriters can listen every Saturday at 2.30pm on 783AM for  30 minutes.

ShoreMAIN2Shore, who works at Hire Master, still finds time to get involved with the music scene in Wellington, performing at club gigs, and at the San Francisco Bathhouse.

 He says his influences are Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, and Pauly Fuemana.

 “I relate to him (Fuemana) because I grew up with Pacific Islanders” says Shore.

 His recently completed solo album, called Poly Rhythm, was recorded in a home studio and at Wellington Access Radio and is due for release about the middle of this year.

 Although he is relatively well known in Wellington, he hopes to become more famous again, but this time doing his own original material.

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