I've been waiting to share this project with you for 6 years
now. Seems crazy that so much time has passed. But time is nothing
in comparison to losing someone you love - I'd wait another 6 more
if it meant bringing Sam back. But he lives in our hearts now ...
plus he'd kick my ass if I didn't finish what we started.
Little Arrows is an album that Sam Prebble, Dylan Storey and I
created. I wrote the songs but the music was all ours - we spent a
year and a half honing and shaping the songs and our show - we used
to play as a 3 piece me on the keys, guitar and drums, Dylan on
electric guitar and Sam on violin and mandolin and all of us on the
When we were ready we held a performance at my house for our
friends Mike Hall and Mike Franklin-Browne who would play bass and
drums on our album. Simon Gooding was there too and he took on the
task of producing and engineering our sound. With the help of Simon
& Jeremy McPike at York St we took our live show to the
Life got pretty tough for me - over the years I had every
intention of finishing the album but a whole lot of stuff got in
the way. I'd add things where I could but it was painfully slow and
I didn't have the ability or resources to complete it - this
beautiful thing we had created was stuck in the muck and myre of
In October 2014 - a month and a half after we recorded Hopeful
& Hopeless at the wine cellar - Sam suicided. It took a lot to
reengage with our music again - especially Little Arrows - I felt
like if only …
But this year - this year I am releasing two projects - the EP
we made at The Wine Cellar, 'Hopeful & Hopeless' and our
amazing record, 'Little Arrows'. We spent several months last year
and this year working on completing the album with Simon at the
helm mixing and mastering our work. It's been really huge.
I want you to know I'm doing it because I want to honour my
brother, I want to honour myself and Dylan and Sam and the toil we
went through to make this music, I want to remember the joy of
playing our music together … but even more than that I want so much
to share our project with you. And if you're open to it we're ready
- Sam, Dylan and I are ready to show you what we made.
This is Sam's work, you hear his voice in the music, I think
it's the best thing we made together and I'm soo very proud and
honored to ask you to join us on this journey.
I've created this Boosted project as an opportunity for us to
share Little Arrows with all of our community, with the people on
the road that we met and love, the family and fans of Sam's and
ours, and for people who've never heard us - this ones for you
We'll use the money from this campaign solely to share Little
Arrows with you. All donations will go towards printing Little
Arrows on vinyl and cd - this will be Sam's first vinyl and I know
he'd be so overjoyed at the thought. And the rest will be used to
support the tour of the album in September.
We look forward to sharing with you.
Keeping you safe is paramount to us. If you're feeling like
you need help right now please reach out and keep fighting for
yourself. We believe in you.
Need Help Right Now? Here's some folk who can help you out -
keep reaching out and don't stop.
- Lifeline Aotearoa's telephone counselling service provides 24
hours a day, 7 days a week counselling and support. Call 0800 543
- Suicide Crisis Helpline Provides a 24/7 confidential and
free telephone counselling and support service 0508 TAUTOKO
(0508 828 865)
- Youthline 0800 376 633
- Kidsline A counselling service for all kids up to 18 years of
age. 0800 KIDSLINE 0800 543 754
- What's Up 0800 942 8787 (noon to midnight 7 days, for young
people aged 5 to 18)
- Depression Helpline 0800 111 757
- Samaritans 0800 826 666 (lower North Island and Upper South
Island) provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support
through their telephone helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Healthline 0800 611 116
If you're seriously concerned about a person's immediate
safety, or for yourself, call 111 and ask for an ambulance or take
you/the person to the Emergency Department at the nearest