Aaradhna wakes up to platinum news

Last updated 10:09 28/01/2013
KRISSY DWYER/Fairfax NZ

R&B and pop singer Aaradhna talks to Stuff about her platinum album, what music means to her, and why there was a four-year gap since her last record.

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Singer Aaradhna says it is overwhelming that her single Wake Up just went platinum status. "Music is my way of communicating to others, and my way of expressing myself," the Auckland artist said.

Aaradhna credits her song writing to a bad case of insomnia. "I don't sleep to the regular times, and that's when my songs come," she said. The soul number was written after she had taken a break from the industry and was serving also as a wake up call to herself, to get back into the game.

Aaradhna will be joining Missy Higgings, OpShop and Che Fu for six winery shows starting in Tauranga on February 15.

MoreFM Summer Vineyard Tour

February 15 - Mills Reef Winery, Tauranga
February 16 - Sileni Estates Winery, Hawke's Bay
February 17 - Te Kairanga Vineyard, Martinborough
February 19 - Trifalgar Park, Nelson
February 22 - The Groynes, Christchurch
February 23 - Turanga Creek Winery, Auckland

Ticket giveaway: Want to see Aaradhna live? We're giving away a double pass. Send an email telling us to which of the shows you want to go to, along with your name, address, post code and phone number, to competitions@stuff.co.nz.

All entries must be received before 10am on Monday, February 4 to go in the draw. Please ensure the email subject line says Vineyard_Tour

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