Goodnight My Darling

  • When: 5th Mar 4:25pm
  • Where: Songwriters Stage
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A strong songwriter, storyteller, an avid explorer and human experience researcher Goodnight My Darling draws upon her adventures living and performing abroad in Melbourne, Japan and most recently Berlin.
Her artistic endeavours began from a young age, singing for Kapiti based bands, choirs and learning to play trumpet, taught by her grandfather who was a conductor and musician in the New Zealand National Band.

In 2018 Maxine was one of the first graduates from Massey University’s Bachelor of Commercial Music in Wellington, emerging as Goodnight My Darling. Here she developed further collaboration and production skills, solidifying a unique style of songwriting and performance that she continues to develop and share.

Her debut self-titled record was written during a seven month lockdown in Berlin, early 2021 and is set to be released December 2022. Inspirations for Goodnight My Darling include Angel Olsen, Nadia Reid and 90’s shoegaze. “There is a quiet confidence to the record, some big bold songs, unexpected twists & turns, it’s dark edgy & there are some really haunting moments” – Paula Yeoman – NikNak Media.

Goodnight My Darling is currently performing with her band of Wellington based musicians; from Ingrid & The Ministers – Ingrid Saker (Lead Guitar) & Kim Andrews (drums). Connor Taumoepeau (LOTU) (synths) & Mitch Kirk (bass).

"I loved everything about this band. They had a great rapport along with a special guest cello, and there was amazing high energy dancing and obviously a skilled artist behind the lyrics"

Lou Clement,