Covid Colab - a NZ Lockdown Music Collaboration

June 30th 2020
Covid Colab is a fundraising compilation album featuring 33 of New Zealand's finest musicians who worked on it together (but apart) during levels 4 and 3 of New Zealand's Covid-19 lockdown.

It was funded by Wellington Museum and put together by Wellington Museum's Programme Developer, Benjamin James during his own working lockdwon.

To get each track started, an initial handful of Poneke-based musicians were selected by James and given a simple set of guildlines. In the spirit of a good old-fashioned pass-the-parcel coleb, each musician added their bit and forwarded it to the next musician to develop further.

The end result is a gender-balanced 7-track LP featuring musicians from many of our favourite bands, including: Trinity Roots, The Phoenix Foundation, Bachelorette, The Nudge, Electric Wire Hustle, Orchestra of Spheres, French for Rabits, Stef Animal, Dawn Diver, Estere, Nikita Tu-Bryant, Spartacus R, The Pyramid Scheme - and oh so many more.

It was mixed and mastered at The Surgery by the legendary 'Doctor' Lee Prebble.

All fund generated from album sales will be given back to the venues and record stores that have supported musicians over the years - testament to the inspirational good spirit of New Zealand's music community.

Payments for physical copies of the Covid Colab LP - when purchased directly from your local Wellington record store or venue - will go directly to that business.

Digital download coupons can also be purchased at participating stores and venues.

Sp get out there and support our local music scene by buying this epic little nuggest of New Zealand music history - or hit to have a listen and buy yourself (or a friend) a digital download.

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