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ELOCOL magazine October edition writes

With nearly twenty artists on the LMM books, Shirley says she takes the time to get to know the musicians on another level and with the focus of LMM being a community based club around New Zealand, its already creating a positive effect.

“I love seeing people fulfill their dreams and I love making a difference in what I do. If you can touch someone through the words of a song, as opposed to you as a person, you don’t have to like that (genre) of music, but I can admire where it came from,

“It’s not just about the music, it’s about the people.” says Shirley





 These are examples of the stunning work a craftsman can produce for you. Priced at over $2,000 The LMM Network would like to give you all an opportunity to build or have built your own custom guitar. I posted this on Facebook the other day:

A word from our sponsor Shirley Howe aka LA Thompson. “LMM has been supportive of many community organisations in regards to disability and mental health. I personally sing for charity every year and love getting involved. On that note I am gifting a chance to build or have built a handcrafted guitar. To be eligible please join The LMM Network on the following link http://localmusicians.co.nz/…/lmm-network-registration-form/. Once we reach 50 new members the guitar is sponsored and one lucky guy or gal will be announced on radio and invited to choose a date to begin their very special journey. The guitar will be built by renowned guitar builder Johan van der Gaag. You will be invited to learn how to build some or the entire guitar yourself. Such a beautiful instrument to cherish. Please leave a comment with the name of who you believe deserves this gift and why! Once we reach our target you the public will decide which person has written the most interesting reason why they should receive this gift valued at over $2,000. So let’s get commenting . A bonus interview for our TV Pilot Show will be included and the topics of conversation during the interview will focus on physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Please visit my website for details or contact me direct on shirley@localmusicians.co.nz ❤️LAx” 

We are on the home stretch mixing and mastering Local Musicians Music Vol 5 compilation album with several stunning songs from our team including new comer Beth Danelle and Gavin Northcroft. You can also visit us on our youtube channel and Facebook pages. When you join The LMM Network you may find yourself being contacted by our team offering the gift of the opportunity to build your own guitar. Check out The LMM Network Registration form and apply today.

Breaking news! The LMM Network Show will be aired during New Zealand’s music month in May of 2019 and Europe in 2020. What an achievement from compilation albums to filming budget music videos, live shows and now our own TV show. Thank you to everyone who has sent in music for publishing or performed live at one of our gigs. Thanks also to Backbeat and the many venues that have allowed us the space to perform songs from our compilation albums. Volume 5 is due out in May 2019. Last year two bands signed publishing and publicity agreements. This year LMM has moved into publishing lyrics, songwriting collaboration and video production. Music production has shifted to mixing and mastering and many of our team have had various successes overseas on both radio and TV. Well done and let’s keep it rolling along with the move to embrace Australia from April 30th onwards.

Fantastic turnout on Thursday. Thanks to everyone that performed lets do it again next year :).

 A word from our sponsor and founder of Local Musicians Music and The LMM Network. Throughout 2019 I will be touring solo and with my drummer Mike Hartley. Please join me in welcoming Mike to our network he brings experience as a theatre performer, drummer and bassist with a talent for songwriting, guitar and vocals. Mike will be working exclusively with me playing drums for our acoustic duo and with the assistance of Chris Barclay on lead guitar we will make up my professional trio for mostly corporate work and weddings, festivals and events that require a band. Mike’s grandfather was a drummer for the New Zealand Symphony orchestra so has been taught by one of our best. Local Musicians Music was originally set up to produce and collate compilation albums for submission to radio and eventually publishing to TV and Movies etc. The combined 5 albums have some real gems amongst the submissions, the most professionally produced of which will make it to Volume 5 to be released in Australia, New Zealand and a few European countries to start with. I’m very excited about presenting not just my own album but our joint efforts over the past 5 years to a larger audience other than what the internet provides. There is still a face to face benefit to promoting music and after meeting experts around the world at the Global Summit held last year at Roundhead studios I was compelled to book my flights and tour with as much music packed away in my suitcase as much as my clothes and stuff will allow. So on that note I bid you all a fabulous 2019, see you at one of my gigs playing under my brand name LA Thompson and lets meet up on the 30th September in Tahawai for an open home and music event to celebrate the beginning of summer. Lax

 We are excited to announce The LMM Network Summer Concert Series to be held at 94A Martray Road, Tahawai, Katikati RD3 from 11 am until 5pm. Early-bird tickets priced at $30 are limited to 50 so be in quick, children only $10. A fun filled day for the family filled with the sounds of New Zealand and guest local and international artists. For details on how to secure your early-bird email shirley@localmusicians.co.nz.

  Celebrating her recent singles release for “Lovelight”, “Reach Out” and “It’s Raining” LA debuted her album and a mix of covers at local restaurant/bar The Porch located in Waihi Beach. If you want a table RSVP is vital as seats are limited and spill outside :).

 BnB 4 Bands is happy to introduce you to their new premises. Next to “Tahawai Bed and Breakfast” our new “Tahawai Cabin Retreat” will be built in readiness for Saturday 23rd November concert on the deck. If you want to get in early to enjoy a fantastic stay on opening day then check out the following link and book today. We are unavailable from the 27th December until 10th January (Photos will be available late October as the cabin is under construction. Fully furnished sleeping a maximum of 6 people, boogie boards and swimsuits highly recommend) TAHAWAI CABIN RETREAT 

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