Up and coming NZ music star Jarni Blair is excited to release his first song and single of 2020, ‘Higher Than The Sky’, a song that brings the funk, soul and disco to Jarni’s song-writing.
A new sound, a new face, a new decade!
It’s about the explosive love and electricity he felt for a woman who approached him at a yoga party in the Autumn of 2017, and how the relationship blossomed and flourished as it progressed.
A perfect song for Valentine’s Day!
The song was co-written with Dan Sharp, a fellow singer-songwriter-musician in May of 2018 in Taupo, with Jarni tidying it up upon his return to Auckland.
The song continued to take shape till he recorded it in November 2019, with Mitch French of Black Dog Productions.
Originally hailing from Dunedin, it was his father’s record collection that sparked something inside of him to become a musician and songwriter, learning to sing and play the guitar at age ten.
Drawing influence from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Yardbirds, The Who and many more from that era, Jarni’s passion for music extends across pop, rock and blues genres. Modern influences include John Mayer, Tom Misch, James Bay and Ed Sheeran.
Jarni will be celebrating the release of ‘Higher Than The Sky’ with two shows in Auckland and Wellington with his full band consisting of Mitch French, Grant Morgan, and Andrew Kerr.
Anthology Lounge - 29th Feb - Auckland
(Support from Andy Gartrell and Sonar.Suite)
Meow - 5th March - Wellington
(Support from Andy Gartrell and Sam Cullen)
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