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Lava / Bio

LAVA is a newly formed ensemble based in the Wellington area which comprises singing/songwriting family The O'Connors (Amanda and Sean with young teenage daughters Acacia and Rosie) plus composer/pianist Vanya Popov. All sing lead and harmony vocals, accompanying themselves with piano/keyboards, flute, violin, recorder, ukulele, guitar and percussion. They play a mix of original songs and instrumentals, contemporary pop/folk covers, traditional Irish and European Classical music, as well as a set of original waiata (Maori songs). This past July, shortly after meeting one another, Amanda, Sean and Vanya were featured on National Radio New Zealand , TVNZ's "Good Morning Show", and toured the North Island with their polished and rich sound. Acacia and Rosie, who were also featured on "Good Morning", now bring their songwriting, singing and instrumental skills to this exciting mix of talent!

General Info

Band Members
Amanda Ironside O'Connor, Sean O'Connor, Vanya Popov, Acacia O'Connor, Rosie O'Connor
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Folk / Folk Rock / Alternative

Contact Info

Wellington, NZ
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