“Kemp’s voice, as warm and malleable as volcanic mud. He is a bold, expressive singer with wide influences. Kemp applies a poet’s rigour to his songwriting. The songs are compressed epics, where each word and note has earned its place. Kemp’s music seems to belong to no country at all, but rather to a place of the imagination or spirit”
The Listener

“Not only has he lived there and absorbed much of the traditional art and culture, but he has taken inspiration from his Maori roots and - by osmosis - created something spectacular. ‘Papatu Road’ sounds unlike anything coming out of New Zealand at present. If trees could speak, this album describes exactly what they would sound like”
NZ Musician

Listen Frangipani, Papatu Road (2007)

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