Famous New Zealander Musicians

Find out more about the greatest New Zealander Musicians, including Lorde, Russell Crowe, Keith Urban, Jemaine Clement and Hayley Westenra.

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 1 
Lorde
(Known for Her Unconventional Musical Styles and Introspective Songwriting)

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Birthdate: November 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

Lorde is a New Zealand singer-songwriter best known for contributing to the soundtrack of the popular American sci-fi adventure film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Her song Yellow Flicker Beat was released as the lead single from the film's successful soundtrack. In 2013 and 2014, she was featured in Time magazine's most influential teenagers list.

 2 
Benee
(Singer-songwriter)

Benee
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Birthdate: January 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Benee is a New Zealand singer-songwriter who achieved international recognition after the release of her 2019 single Supalonely, which went viral on TikTok. In 2019 and 2020, she won almost all the major awards at the New Zealand Music Awards, becoming a national celebrity at the age of 20.

 3 
Neil Finn
(Musician)

Neil Finn
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Birthdate: May 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Crowded House member Neil Finn is all set to perform in a radio series for his lockdown-hit fans on his Mixlr broadcast Fangradio. The New Zealand singer is also associated with Fleetwood Mac and was previously part of Split Enz. He also formed the project Pajama Club with his wife.

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 4 
Bret McKenzie
(Comedian)

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Birthdate: June 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Bret McKenzie is a New Zealand actor, comedian, musician, and producer. Along with Jemaine Clement, he is one-half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. He is a former member of the musical group The Black Seeds. As an actor, he appeared in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. 

 5 
Brooke Fraser
(Singer and songwriter best known for her hit single)

Brooke Fraser
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Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 6 
Tim Finn
(Singer who has achieved success as a member of the rock group Split Enz and as a solo artist)

Tim Finn
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Birthdate: June 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Tim Finn is a New Zealand musician and singer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Split Enz, which achieved popularity during the 1970s and 1980s. Over the course of his illustrious career, Tim Finn has won several prestigious awards, such as the RIANZ Awards, Countdown Australian Music Awards, and Helpmann Award.

 7 
Fran Walsh
(Screenwriter, film producer who has won three Academy Awards for the final film of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

Fran Walsh
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Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
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 8 
Joel Little
(Record producer, Songwriter)

Joel Little
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Birthdate: February 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland

 9 
Hayley Westenra
(Classical crossover artist best known as member of Irish folk group Celtic Woman)

Hayley Westenra
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Birthdate: April 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 10 
Willy Moon
(Musician)

Willy Moon
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Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 11 
Alannah Currie
(Singer, Songwriter)

Alannah Currie
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Birthdate: September 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland

 12 
Jawsh 685
(Record producer)

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Birthdate: November 5, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 13 
Gin Wigmore
(Singer, Jazz musician, Songwriter)

Gin Wigmore
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Birthdate: June 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland

 14 
Bic Runga
(Singer-songwriter has also found success internationally in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom with her song)

Bic Runga
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Birthdate: January 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 15 
Graeme Revell
(Composer)

Graeme Revell
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Birthdate: October 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 16 
Ladyhawke
(singer, songwriter)

Ladyhawke
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Birthdate: July 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Masterton

 17 
Jenny Morris
(singer, songwriter)

Jenny Morris
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Birthdate: September 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokoroa

 18 
Dave Dobbyn
(Singer, Songwriter)

Dave Dobbyn
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Birthdate: January 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland

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Margaret Urlich
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Birthdate: January 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 20 
Phil Fuemana
(New Zealand musician. Affectionately known as "the Godfather of South Auckland")

Phil Fuemana
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Birthdate: January 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: February 28, 2005

 21 
Liam Finn
(Musician, Songwriter)

Liam Finn
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Birthdate: September 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 22 
Anika Moa
(Singer & Television Presenter)

Anika Moa
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Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 23 
Tami Neilson
(Singer)

Tami Neilson
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Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Canada

 24 
Hollie Smith
(Singer Songwriter)

Hollie Smith
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Birthdate: November 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 25 
Jordan Luck
(Musician)

Jordan Luck
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Birthdate: October 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vanderhoof, Canada

 26 
Jiaxin Cheng
(Musician)

Jiaxin Cheng
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Birthdate: October 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

 27 
Kings
(Rapper)

Kings
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: North Shore, New Zealand

 28 
Che Fu
(Considered a pioneer of Hip hop and Pasifika music in New Zealand)

Che Fu
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Birthdate: December 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 29 
Lili Kraus
(Former Pianist known for her mastery of Beethoven and Mozart)

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Birthdate: April 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 6, 1986

 30 
Boh Runga
(Singer, Songwriter)

Boh Runga
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 31 
Annie Crummer
(Singer Songwriter)

Annie Crummer
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Cook Islands

 32 
Douglas Lilburn
(Composer)

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Birthdate: November 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Whanganui, New Zealand
Died: June 6, 2001

 33 
Georg Tintner
(Conductor and Composer)

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Birthdate: May 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 2, 1999

 34 
John Psathas
(Classical composer who has work in the repertoire of such high-profile musicians)

John Psathas
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 35 
Mahara McKay
(Former Swiss model, DJ and music producer)

Mahara McKay
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Birthdate: March 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand