Bic Runga Profile

Amanda Mills
26 May 2013

Bic Runga is one of New Zealand’s most lauded artists, a singer-songwriter with a natural flair for words and melody, and a voice that defies age or current musical fashions.

With her four studio albums of singer-songwriter pop, Runga has straddled the line between auteur and commercially successful pop star well. She is part of New Zealand’s music establishment, one of our highest-selling artists, and her incarnation as part of the alt-pop/indie Opossom has added a new string to her bow.

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Bic Runga, Tim Finn and Dave Dobbyn rehearsing for the 2010 Winery Tour
The front of house view of Bic Runga with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, 2003
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Something Good
Drive
Bic Runga - Get Some Sleep (2002)
Tim Finn, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, Winery Tour 2010
Bic Runga with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, 2003
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Bic talks to the press at the 1999 RIANZ Awards after winning the award for International Achievement
Bic Runga celebrates the 20th anniversary of her debut album Drive - with Wallace Chapman for RNZ Sunday Mornings, 17 September 2017
Bic Runga, Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Publicity shot for the 2000 Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour
Hello Hello (the Music Sessions)
Winning Arrow
Bic Runga, pre-solo career in Christchurch duo Love Soup (with Kelly Horgan) - You
Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga and Tim Finn on the Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Bic Runga and Tim Finn, Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga and Tim Fin on tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Bic Runga and conductor Marc Taddei, with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, 2003
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Bic Runga, Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
If You Really Do
Bic Live at Bush Hall, London 2006
Photo credit: Photo by Ross Halfin
Homegroewn Profiles: Bic Runga (2005)
Tim Finn, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn, on their nationwide Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Bic Runga - Tiny Little Piece Of My Heart (2012)
Bursting Through
The Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
From the APRA archives - Bic Runga with the award for Most Performed Work in 1997 (Sway), standing with Bill Sevesi.
Bic Runga performing 'Drive' live @ RNZ, September 2017 - sound by Andre Upston
Bic Runga with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, 2003r
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Sway
Hello Hello
Bic Runga with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, 2003
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Bic Live at Bush Hall, London 2006
Photo credit: Photo by Ross Halfin
Listening For The Weather
Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn, Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Bic standing for photos after the 1999 NZ Music Awards where she took out International Achievement
Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Tim Finn - Summer Winery Tour 2010
Bic Runga
Median Strip, June 2002
Eddie Rayner and Bic Runga at the 1999 NZ Music Awards
Bic and Boh Runga at the 2000 New Zealand Music Awards. Bic has the International Achievement award and Boh has Best Female vocalist.
Sheet music from the 2003 concert at Christchurch Town Hall with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Suddenly Strange
Bic Runga with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, 2003
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Bic Runga with the New Zealand music award for International Achievement, 1999
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