DIANNE SWANN | APRA Member since 2004

Dianne’s rich and varied career has taken her from the band Everything That Flies in the 80’s, to being one fifth of NZ’s original female super group When the Cat’s Away, to forming a band called The Julie Dolphin in London whose single ‘Birthday’ was NME’s Single of the Week, to recording and touring with Radiohead. Dianne’s song ‘Something Good’ from her solo album was nominated for a Silver Scroll in 1990 and spent nine weeks in the NZ Top 30. An accomplished composer of music for Film and TV, her current band The Bads (which she formed with her partner, Brett Adams) has toured New Zealand extensively, been nominated for Best Album and Best Song at the NZ Country Music Awards, supported Lucinda Williams and Joan Armatrading, opened WOMAD 2014 with Tim Finn, and collaborated with legendary Australian songwriter Don Walker. They recently returned from Nashville where they played with Marty Stuart’s Fabulous Superlatives.


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