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A tribute to the members of the music community we lost in 2020

Story Published Wednesday 2 December 2020

On top of what has already been a hard year for all of us, we have also saddened by the loss of many of our incredible APRA members.

With the Silver Scrolls broadcast online this year, musical director Julia Deans took the opportunity to form a supergroup of Wahine Toa with Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Tali Sheppard and Lauren Barus to perform a rendition 'Calling On' by Weta in memoriam to members of the music community who passed away this year.

Aaron Tokona

Weta, Ahoribuzz, Cairo Knife Fight, Fly My Pretties

28 October 1975 - 20 June 2020

Andrew Brough

The Blue Meanies, The Orange, Straitjacket Fits, Bike

7 May 1963 - 4 February 2020

Arthur Baysting

Songwriter for The Crocodiles, Midge Marsden, Che Fu and APRA Board Member

17 April 1947 - 3 December 2019

Deane Sutherland

Sattelite Spies

26 August 1961 - 27 March 2020

Gabrielle Mullins

Owner of music venue The Powerstation

15 July 1959 - 27 September 2020

Kemp Tuirirangi

BLERTA

4 June 1949 - 19 June 2020

Max Merritt

Max Merritt and The Meteors

30 April 1941 - 24 September 2020

Phil Broadhurst

Composer and Jazz Pianist

26 June 1949 - 24 April 2020

Reuben Winter

Totems, milk, Caroles, Cindy

20 May 1994 - 17 September 2020

Rick Bryant

Rick Bryant and The Jive Bombers, Mammal, BLERTA

24 March 1948 - 5 December 2019

Ross McNab

Producer and owner of Sweetway Studios

7 April 1957 - 17 July 2020

With the Silver Scrolls broadcast online this year, musical director Julia Deans took the opportunity to form a supergroup of Wahine Toa with Anika Moa, Hollie Smith, Tali Sheppard and Lauren Barus to perform a rendition 'Calling On' by Weta in memoriam to members of the music community who passed away this year.