30 October 2014, TSB Events Arena

Gamelan Taniwha Jaya covered the winning song at the 2014 Silver Scroll awards, arranged by Gareth Farr, with Johnny Marks on vocals.



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Silver Scrolls Still

Gamelan Taniwha Jaya with Johnny Marks at the Silver Scrolls 2014

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Radio NZ National (1 November 2014)

Emma Smith attends a rehearsal of Gamelan Taniwha Jaya and throat singer Johnny Marks of the Silver Scroll-winning song Walk (Into Your Arms) by Tami Nielson.

…the Silver Scroll went to Tami Neilson, for her blues belter ‘Walk Back to Your Arms’, which also received my favourite cover interpretation on the night, in being performed by a gamelan orchestra with Gareth Farr and the All Seeing Hand’s Johnny Marks, who did part of his vocal as a convincing throat-singer. It really was quite wow.

Russell Brown

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The big winner on the night, Tami Neilson, had her song Walk (Back to Your Arms) performed by Johnny Marks (of All Seeing Hand) and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya. Tami’s original performance is, of course, exquisite - but in arranger Gareth Farr’s expert hands, aided by Johnny’s throat singing and the eerily beautiful sound of the gamelans, something entirely new and spine-tingling occurred.

Briar Lawry

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