Singer-songwriter and guitarist Nadia Reid is celebrated for her intimate musical soundscapes and unique voice, and has been described by The Guardian as “an understated, wise guide through uncertain territory”. Her beautifully-warm vocals coolly wrap round feelings of turbulence.
“Preservation is about the point I started to love myself again. It is about strength and observation. It’s about when I could see the future again. When the world was good again. When music was realised as my longest standing comfort.”
Auckland-born, Dunedin-raised, she has won global success. 2017 saw her tour through Australasia, Europe, and the US including festivals like Green Man and End Of The Road, as well as media appearances on the likes of BBC’s Later… with Jools Holland. Her Spotify streams reached 17.38 million plays, and in New Zealand she was a finalist for the Silver Scroll Awards and the Taite Music Prize.
Her band is Sam Taylor (guitar), Richie Pickard (bass) and Chris O’Connor (drums). She plans to have her third album out soon.
“When I hear a young artist making an album as soulful and rich and self-possessed, I feel so thrilled for all the music they will make over the years to come” – The Guardian
“Just listen and lose yourself in it, for it is often glorious” – themusic.co.au
“Reid’s voice cuts a determined path across the dark and sometimes stormy sea below” – the Listener