Nelson Leader : November 27th 2014
STEAMPUNK FOCUS p5 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 INSIDE Fine wines Eric Armstrong has learnt a lot in 61 years. P3 Signing off Evey McAuliffe signs off from the Multicultural Council. P8 On the rise: Garin College music teacher Kyle Proffit with Garin College students Olivia Nott, left, and Anna Robinson. The students are trying to get on the X Factor. Photo: MARTIN DE RUYTER On the trail Rats and stoats are the target on Takaka Hill. P15 Girls on TV quest S By SALLY KIDSON chool’s out for musicians Anna Robinson and Livvy Nott, and the talented pair Bees the buzz Student Aimee Bourne’s art project was a hive of activity. P12 are starting their gap years with a bang. The duo fly to Auckland on Saturday, a day after Anna’s last exam in media studies, to take part in the X Factor New Zealand live auditions. Other musicians from the Nel- son region will join them, all hoping for national exposure and a lucky break. All up, 300 people from around the country will take part. The show starts early next year. ‘‘For us it is really exciting. We’ve done Rockquest but X Factor is different,’’ Anna says. Livvy says they hope they to show people what they can do and to ‘‘get noticed maybe’’. ‘‘It’s a bit harder to do it when you are just doing gigs around a small town.’’ Their college days are over but Anna and Olivia – who perform as ELAE – will take the encouragement and tutorage of Garin College teacher Kyle Proffit with them on to the stage. ‘‘We wouldn’t be here without him,’’ Livvy says. ‘‘He’s probably the best music teacher in New Zealand. He’s just amazing. He’s really connected with his students and takes the time of day,’’ Anna says. ‘‘He’s just really, really good and he really cares what his music students are doing.’’ Kyle had encouraged the girls to play together, and has helped them believe in themselves. ‘‘To have that extra person tell- ing you are are quite good, you can to this if you want to . . . ’’ Livvy says. ELAE is the latest of a line of great young talent to come out of Garin College, which straddles the border of Nelson and Richmond. This year’s Rockquest regional CONTINUED Page 3 Get ready for the holiday season... Cosmetic Botulinum & Dermal Fillers can help you look & feel great! Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society for Endovenous Laser Treatment, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy & Skin Cancer Checks and Surgery Effective treatment for Frown Lines Crows Feet Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) Smoker’s Lines Liquid Face Lift Lip Enhancement PROTECT, REJUVENATE & ENHANCE this summer CALL FOR YOUR FREE, NO OBLIGATION COSMEDICAL CONSULTATION Dr David Orsbourn MBChB, Dip Obs, FRNZCGP, FACAM Fellow New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine Certificate of Procedural Phlebology Member of Skin Cancer College of Australasia 7 Buxton Square, Nelson - 03 548 8216 - www.enhanceskin.co.nz winners Oh Blok were from Garin and the school has produced a number of other top acts. Most famous are Livvy’s older siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott who form the successful pop duo The Broods. The Broods were named breakthrough artist of the year prize at the recent New Zealand Music Awards, and the band has had a whirlwind rise in the industry after the release of their single Bridges last year. Livvy says it is inspirational to see what her siblings have achieved.
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