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Songbroker Song of the Day: Maree Sheehan - Fatally Cool

Maree Sheehan, of Ngati Maniapoto-Waikato, Ngati Tuwharetoa,  helped pave the way for women in the New Zealand music industry in the 1990s by breaking the singer-songwriter mould and bringing homegrown dance-pop to the foreground.

The Christchurch born, Auckland-based artist was eight when she took up piano; by 14 she’d written her very first song.

“Mum and her sisters had a trio and they used to play little gigs. So there was lots of singing in my childhood. You know, the classic guitar-party scenario. I was brought up with all those old sing-a-long songs.”

By the early 1990s it was clear Sheehan had something special to offer and with the backing of a major label, she released a string of singles – among them the Top 20 hits 'Past to the Present' and 'Fatally Cool'.

Listen to 'Fatally Cool' here and to hear more of Maree Sheehan's music head to the Songbroker search engine.

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