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New seasons for Janne Izett

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Winston Watusi
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The Tauranga launch for Janne Izett's debut album is next weekend. It's been a long journey...

You might have come across Janne in this paper. For a couple of years she wrote a music column under the name Janne “Guitargirl” Izett, shining a well-deserved spotlight on many Bay musicians. Now let's shine that spotlight on her.

Janne first started making music in the Bay like many people, at the Tauranga Acoustic Music Club, around a decade ago. It was there that she started writing songs. Her first recording was a song she wrote in 2011 after the Rena disaster. You can find Bleeding Oil on YouTube where she put it as a fundraiser.

Around that time she also featured as the opening act for Shona Laing at the Historic Village, which offered encouragement and urged her to keep writing songs.

Meanwhile, at the TAMC she met guitarist Paul Lethbridge and they joined forces, playing together for nearly a decade as Tanglewood at rest homes, restaurants, festivals and all over.........

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