The Flying Nun Team
Hariet Ellis (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga) - A&R and Label Manager:
Hariet is one of the earlier additions to the fresh-faced Flying Nun Records team. Hariet is a very active musician in many local indie bands (including Sulfate, Dick Move and Na Noise), is a current IMNZ board member, has managed iconic music venues such as The Kings Arms Tavern and Whammy Bar and interned as a publicist for The Label. These days, Hariet takes care of our artist relations, has a knack for spotting up and coming talent — and bringing that talent to the forefront of Flying Nun fans' ears, eyes and hearts.
Callum Campbell - Distribution and Website:
A long time Flying Nun fanboy, Callum chucked in his public sector job to move overseas with his band. Now back home, he juggles Flying Nun's distribution with teaching at Massey University's School of Music and building his own business, Discholars, which is designed to offer lessons in songwriting and music production.
Carla Camilleri - Label Assistant & NZMC Intern:
Carla is an avid listener and supporter of local music and an active musician herself (Recitals, Merk, Boycrush). She has been engaged in the music industry for 7 years, working at Marbecks Records throughout her opera studies at UoA. She relocated to Wellington before joining the Flying Nun Records team in early 2021, assisting with the opening of the record store in Newtown. Nowadays at the label, since moving back to Tāmaki Makaurau, she helps out with the day to day operations, raves about music new and old and occasionally pretends like she knows how to draw.
Vera Ellen Williams - Online and Shop Sales:
Vera grew up in Wellington heavily involved in the local music scene playing regularly with her bands Gaol Bait and Maple Syrup. A passionate songwriter, she moved to Los Angeles and co-founded bands Sweater and Girl Friday (Hardly Art Records) while interning at local record label, Cosmic Dreamer Music. Upon returning to New Zealand, Vera released her third full length album “It’s Your Birthday” via Flying Nun. Now a member of the team at our local Newtown store, she invites you to come say hi!
Lochie Noble - Online Content:
Always one to use his eyes and ears, Lochie has recently hopped aboard the Flying Nun wagon as the in-house online content creation bringing the ‘What Was That Thing?’ video series to life, as well as helping capture the magic of the Flying Nun 40th Anniversary shows. Lochie also plays in local Te Whanganui-a-Tara bands Transistor and The Spectre Collective, as well as working for both Radio Active and the iconic local venue San Francisco Bath House.
Rachel Andie - 鈴千瑠 - Flying Nun Shop:
Rachel is a recent transplant to Wellington from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been playing in the NZ music scene for the past few summers, going back and forth from Philly and Wellington since 2019; and has settled here permanently to continue her music career here in Aotearoa. She has played woodwinds with local outfits such as Soaked Oats, Wiri Donna, The Spectre Collective, Ha the Unclear, & Michael Llewellyn, and is now playing guitar and singing in her own band here in Wellington. She is now working at Flying Nun’s storefront location in Newtown on the weekends.
Ben Howe - Director and General Manager:
Ben has had over 30 years experience in the Music Industry, including thrumbing on the bass guitar in such bands as Superette and White Swan Black Swan. He also founded Arch Hill Recordings and co-founded Laneway Festival in New Zealand, Flying Out Music and The Others Way Festival.Ben is a Senior Lecturer at the Massey University School of Music in Wellington. He has overseen Flying Nun operations since 2012.
Roger Shepherd - Director and Founder:
Roger founded Flying Nun Records in 1981 and has been involved in the label for much of the past 40 years. In 2016 Roger published the book “In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records" (Harper Collins).
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