Big pond, big promise
Wellington singer/songwriter Brooke Fraser relocated to Sydney three years ago, hoping to create an Australian following to rival the one she enjoys back home. In NZ, Fraser’s first album – What to do with Daylight – debuted at number one and eventually achieved seven-times platinum status. Her sophomore effort, Albertine, went three-times platinum after debuting at number one on NZ charts in December last year. Albertine was released in Australia in this month and is the focal point for an ambitious national tour. “I went from being a big fish in a little pond, to being a small fish in a big pond,” said Fraser in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. “The idea (back home) is that it’s not easy for a New Zealander to make it here, which I think almost makes it easier, because there’s no great expectation.” Fraser will play seven dates in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, from April 26 to May 5.