Welcome to the "Open Up Your Heart" EP Release page

Release date - 24th June 2022

Thank you for listening and I hope you are enjoying.

Publicity enquires: Nancy Blackler

Email: nancy@blackoutmusic.co.nz 

Management and booking: Leah Cameron

Email: leahz@xtra.co.nz

Check out the live show dates and come and say hi!

Purchase and download the "Open Up Your Heart" 5 track EP here

Cheers bb

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New Zealand based ORiGiN artist Brian Baker has a new Ep collection of songs due for release Friday June 24th featuring the focus song “Open Up Your Heart”. This is a new arrangement Brian has done of a song he originally wrote back in 2018. Having established a new studio space on his permaculture farm base this selection of recordings show off what he is capable of doing almost single handedly. 

The EP also includes another earlier song Brian had co-created with former Split Enz musical maestro Eddie Rayner when they had the band The Makers. “New Kind Of Blue” gets a new arrangement here as well. The EP also includes a charged up arrangement of the Tori Amos song “Cornflake Girl”. 

“We were doing  live TV show as The Makers in Sydney back in the early 1990’s” says Brian.  “And the other musical guest on the show was Tori Amos doing a piano vocal performance of “Cornflake Girl”. We were blown away by her immense talent and this particular song. I’ve always wanted to do my own take on it and here it is”. 

The EP also includes a lovely instrumental tune Brian composed titled “Blue Water Meditation” displaying his guitar skills. 

A video for “Open Up Your Heart” will coincide with the EP release, once again displaying Brian Bakers considerable guitar skills. 

https://youtu.be/8fBBulhhDlg 

Brian is launching the EP with a gig at The Ledge in Whangarel near where he lives on the North Island of NZ. Brian is also appearing at the Bay Of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival on the 12th, 13th and 14th of August and presenting his show at The Leigh Sawmill on August 27th.