Flip Grater Plays Cathedral Square
10 December 2003
Free Lunchtime Concert, Friday December 12, Cathedral Square, 12.15pm to
Influenced by many music genre, Flip Grater is creating her own chanteuse
niche amidst the Christchurch music scene, including Cathedral Square this
Friday 12th from 12.15pm.
As a teenager Flip sang her ‘ young disillusioned chick’ songs
at open mic cafes and clubs from Nelson to Queenstown.
“I started playing guitar when I was about 11 when a friend of my
dad’s taught me a bunch of Beatles and old folk songs,’ she
says. ‘It was basically a way to accompany myself because I loved
singing. I’ve done a bit of busking around New Zealand and Sweden
but I didn’t really start writing and performing until about a year
Evocative of many popular female artists such as Fiona Apple and Kristin
Hersh, her versatile and varied voice can be desperate and intimate one
minute, and bitingly angry the next.
‘I most admire artists that use their voice or instrument to express
emotion or to say something that’s worth saying,’ Flip says. ‘ I
love the way Joni Mitchell sings, the way Hope Sandoval writes and the way
Nick Drakes played guitar.’
Flip Grater performs as part of the Free Friday Lunchtime Concert Series,
presented by Christchurch City Council Leisure.
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