2017 PerformanceJune 3, 3.25 pm Anita Prime with Louie Shelton Band Venue #3 Whitianga Hotel
June 4, with Whiti Gospel Choir
3pm to 4.30pm
Crossroads Church (Cnr Joan Gaskell and Cook Drive)
Anita began learning piano from the age of 5 and went on to learn the flute, guitar and drums and began performing live at 13, before going on to work the New Zealand circuit and to perform as a featured artist in many community and charity events. There were guest appearances on TV3’s “Nightline”, TV1’s “Good Morning”, at WestPac Stadium Wellington, Waitangi Day Celebrations and Christmas in the Park Concerts.
Her career reached a high point at the 2011 LAMA Los Angeles Music Awards, where she won the Best Music Video Category for the video supporting her first international single “La La La” after being nominated for both this, and the Best International Artist categories. In September of 2011 Anita Prime’s third single “Complicated” achieved went straight to the #3 position as Breakout Artist on the US Billboard Charts in the Hot Dance/Club Play category. It remained on the chart for 11 weeks. Anita owns a chain of music tuition studios but lives right here in Whitianga, where she is rapidly becoming a valued part of the community and marking her mark on the local music scene.