If you have been listening to The Sound this year at all, you would have noticed that Tracey Donaldson is no longer hosting our Sound Workday from 10am-2pm.
Well, we have news! Tracey has now taken on a new role at The AM Show and Heather Keats has now taken over the Sound Workday since the start of 2019.
How long have you been at The Sound and what did you do during your time here?
I've been with The Sound since it's birth... 1st January 2012! I was the 10 - 2 presenter until June 2014, before heading back to university to study science. I then returned in Jan 2018, and have slotted right back in with my work family. Just like I never left!
Tell us about some of your most memorable concerts either in NZ or internationally.
I have been so lucky to see so many bands and artists live in concert. My most memorable overseas gig would be seeing Bryan Ferry live at Coachella in 2014. That was incredible!
Back home though, it would be the first time I saw Bruce Springsteen live at Mt Smart Stadium in 2014. Bruce was great, but the E Street Band were incredible! And the chemistry and artistry with Bruce just blew me away. So did David Byrne on his Utopia tour. That was amazing. And U2. And Roger Waters. And Fleetwood Mac! I can't pick just one. That question is too hard.
What's your favourite classic rock album of all time and why?
I can't pick just one favourite classic rock album. That's like asking a parent to pick their favourite child! You have one... but you don't publicly share it! But the album that I love the most that is a play on a couple of classic albums, is the 'Love' Beatles album, the remixed soundtrack for the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show. It is amazing! George Martin assembled a whole heap of unheard Beatles clips and produced the album. The way the songs were stripped back and then mashed up for the soundtrack created a whole new listening experience. It's a superb album!
What are the top 3 songs you'd introduce to your kid?
My daughter has a pretty amazing music database in her brain. She's grown up in a house where silence doesn't exist, and music is played consistently. We don't watch TV, and all members of our household have extremely diverse music tastes... so there is always education going on 😉.
When she was much younger, she didn't get a say, and had no choice but to subscribe to the music I wanted to play... and the three songs I made sure she had full music appreciation for were: Layla - Eric Clapton. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix. Come Together - The Beatles. Those three songs I adore, and so she had no choice but to adore them too.