‘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 a Christchurch-based folk musician who has travelled the world playing and supporting bands including Phoenix Foundation,
Nathan Haines, and Nadia Reid.
His 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. Numerous shows, time in Scotland, and two Albums, 'Mongrels' (2015) and 'Life is Magic, Where is My Rabbit?' (2018) later, he has built a dedicated following in both the UK, and New Zealand.
Dubbed a 'Kiwi Billy Connolly' for his cheeky banter, he mixes a light-hearted quip with a melancholic tune.
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 a new album, 'Thunderhead,' between the Massey School of Music, and Surgery Studios, both in Wellington.