‘New Zealand’s best kept musical secret’
‘His music, which has traditional folk roots, has a wonderful way of breaking free from genre’
‘Like a Kiwi Billy Connolly’
—The View, Scotland
Eccentric-folk musician Fraser Ross returned to New Zealand in 2015 after three years of living and touring in Europe and the UK, mostly Scotland. On his return he toured his debut LP, Mongrels (Home Alone Music, 2015) throughout New Zealand, supporting such bands as Phoenix Foundation, French for Rabbits, The Nudge, and Nadia Reid.
His first two EPs, And Birds Do Sing (HAM, 2009) and To Places (HAM, 2012) established him as a serious talent and a brilliant, loud-shirted presence within the New Zealand underground.
Ross has played at numerous arts festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, LitCrawl Wellington, the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Wellington City Summer Sounds, and the Christchurch Nostalgia Festival.
In 2017/18, he has done four tours of New Zealand with his newly formed band, Fraser Ross & 04s. Their sound is part Afro-beat, part electric-folk, and part-time balladry.
He released his second LP (& first with the new band), ‘Life is Magic, Where is my Rabbit?’ on August 10th, 2018 through Home Alone Music.