New Zealanders ‘Love Love Love’ David Baxter!

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The first ever BMA Commercial Music graduate to make it to the number one spot on the music chart, has definitely done it justice.

David Baxter, who is Avalanche City, has held the number one spot on the NZ Top 40 singles chart for two weeks consecutively, as of 23 March 2011, with the single Love Love Love.

This is also the feature song for the latest TV2 promotional advert, Tv2 together 2011.

Dave studied at Wintec from 2002 until 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor Media Arts (Commercial Music) on April 6th 2005.

The story of Avalanche City begins in a house; alone, for hours and hours each day for months, slowly learning how to sing by process of scales, recording, and self critique.

Six months after taking the first steps towards singing, Dave Baxter played his first solo show as Avalanche City. Six months after the first show, one year after beginning the process of teaching himself how to sing, the first tracks were laid for Avalanche City’s debut album Our New Life Above The Ground.

Armed with a sack full of vegetarian single serve curries Dave Baxter headed into the countryside and moved into a little community hall called the Kourawhero Hall, just north of Auckland.  There he spent the week alone recording and playing everything himself with only the cows and the milk trucks as company.

The album was available free to download for four months.  After 11,000 downloads and a brand new EP just released it became time to stop the download and sell the album with the EP Snow as a deluxe 2-disc package.

If you like what you’re reading and hearing on the radio, then check out Avalanche City’s facebook page, and keep up to date with their upcoming shows.

This Facebook post reveals their reaction to the love that New Zealander’s  are showing them.