With songs that ponder the meaning of life, love, and our fleeting existence in this beautiful world, Paper Cranes music is warm, yet melancholy.
Paper Cranes weave their stories into captivating and dynamic live performances, using a diverse range of instruments (shakuhachi, ukulele, mandolin, ocarina, harmonica, according), in songs that move between delicacy and outright abandon.
Husband-and-wife team Fraser and Naomi Browne are the driving force behind the group, and the music is influenced by Fraser's background in literature and Naomi's Japanese upbringing.
The band have gigged regularly around their home town Auckland - including performances at Japan Day and Music in Parks - have played a number of festivals including Festival One and Auckland Folk Festival, and have been on two nationwide tours.
The band released their debut EP Oh, Love! in September 2012, and their album The Road Home in March, 2015. The Road Home was warmly received and charted in New Zealand, and they're hard at work on a follow-up album