My name is Lee McKenzie. I am a 28 year old Musician & Performer.
I am also an instrument tutor working under The Lakes Performing Arts Company in Rotorua BOP.
Most actively I play guitar, drums & sing. I am a writer & self produce/record my own material.
I have completed a Diploma in Music Production and Performance with high grades, achieving the APRA award for songwriting.
The diploma saw me expand my technical skills, writing skills, knowledge base and performance confidence, as well as inspire my enthusiasm for studio audio engineering.
I offer solo performances with a high degree of musicianship and professionalism.
My ability to craft and stylize arrangements of covers produces fresh and engaging acts which I'm confident will leave an impression.
Performances of my own original compositions offer a fresh and sincere corner of creation within the vast and beautiful world of songwriting.
Please see "My Videos" tab for performances from the showcase concert I called "Aperture".
My meticulous & knowledgable approach make me a great option for recording & production needs.
Contact me for more details on my small scale, portable recording & production venture. This is ideal for solo, duo or trio artists wishing to document, preserve & develop their work.
My own creations are the product of a rich childhood imagination that’s developed over time to become musically channeled creativity. This coupled with an analytical and meticulous mind produces a unique and colorful sound that is a sub-conscious melting pot of my influences.
The "download music" link in the sidebar goes to my profile on Bandcamp, here you can find my latest releases.
On 30th November 2020 I released my latest home produced album "Lego & Sandpits".
This album is a collection of songs which have been written & recorded across different times, with varying resources/equipment.
I have attempted here to create a mix of authentic character & bedroom charm. Guitar orientated compositions & singer/songwriter underpinnings have produced a quirky & unique collection of music.
Descriptive write up's & lyrical material can be seen by clicking on each song :)
In November 2014 I launched my debut album "The Observer" which is also available via the "download music" link in the sidebar.
"Experimental songwriting & stripped back, yet colorful arrangements sensitively match with a slightly melancholic style & dreamy sense of space".
The album has been compared with Pink Floyd, & full descriptive write up's as well as lyrical material can be seen by clicking on each song.
The album flows & builds toward the title track at the end - Check out The Observer music video in the "My Videos" tab.
I don't fixate on particular artists or genres much but I am always inspired by any music/writing which strikes me as colourful, imaginative & expressive. I grew up listening to groups like Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, & I've always had a fondness for the late David Bowie.
More recently the British group Porcupine Tree has become a favourite & I hold the groups frontman Steven Wilson who now has his own solo career in especially high esteem.
For any enquires what so ever please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or use the built in forum within the website.