‘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
Fraser Ross is an eccentric Christchurch-based musician who has travelled the world playing and supporting bands including Phoenix Foundation, French for Rabbits, The Nudge and Nadia Reid.
His first two EPs, And Birds Do Sing (2009) and To Places (2012) established him as a serious talent and a brilliant, loud-shirted presence within the New Zealand underground.
Subsequent live shows and his first two LPs, Mongrels (2015) and Life is Magic, Where is My Rabbit? (2018) have seen him progress as both a song-writer and performer. Dubbed a 'Kiwi Billy Connolly' for his lively banter, he blurs the comical & melancholic with aplomb.
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.
He is currently recording his new album, 'Thunderhead,' between the Massey School of Music, and Surgery Studios, both in Wellington.