Festival Performance ScheduleJune 4, 1.20 – Ray White
Nur Peach grew up surrounded by music and has been singing all her life. Born in New Zealand’s beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, and having lived there all her life, she has always been surrounded by the inspiring beauty of nature. As the daughter of a professional musician, there were always musical instruments around and performance opportunities since a very young age. At the age of five, Nur began to write her own songs.
By the time she was nine years old, Nur had already performed in many places in New Zealand and around the world, including Israel and busking on the streets of Paris, accompanied by her father Dylan Wade on guitar. It was at that age that Wade began to teach his daughter how to play guitar herself, and that same year when she began piano lessons. Now sixteen, Nur writes and accompanies herself on both guitar and piano.
In 2013, Nur won the Intermediate section in the Purple Cake Day “Kenya Song Challenge,” and in 2015, she was the Waikato regional winner for the APRA Lyric Award at the Smokefreerockquest. In 2016, Nur was the Waikato regional winner of the Play it Strange “Get Connected” song writing competition for her song “Feel the Sun,” which she recorded at Roundhead Studios. Her four-track acoustic EP, “Hello World,” released in 2015, is much played on many people’s stereos.
Nur writes and plays acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter music, as well as baroque and classical inspired instrumental piano music. She is drawn to music with sweet and skilful instrumentation, catchy vocal hooks and ear pleasing melodies and harmonies, which shows in her own music. Lyrically, Nur draws inspiration from nature, her own life experiences and world issues she feel strongly about. She believes that creativity will save the world, and that music is a language that can help make the world a better place.