Little's success a thrill

19:18, Jan 28 2014
Lorde at Grammys
PROUD MOMENT: Producer Joel Little hugs Lorde after they accepted the award for Song of the Year.

Nelson brother and sister duo Georgia and Caleb Nott - aka Broods - say their Grammy Award-winning producer Joel Little deserves every accolade he has won, and they're excited about their future with him.

Teen sensation Lorde won Song of the Year with Joel Little at the Grammy awards on Monday in Los Angeles, and she won Best Pop Solo Performance.

Little has also had a hand in the success of Blenheim's Clara van Wel, the winner of New Zealand's Got Talent in 2012, producing some of her work.

Caleb and Georgia Nott
ANTICIPATING MORE SUCCESS: Caleb and Georgia Nott are ecstatic for their Grammy-Award winning producer Joel Little.

"Amazing dude. Absolutely amazing. So easy to work with and such an all-around good dude," Caleb Nott, 21, told George FM yesterday.

"He deserves it," Georgia Nott, 19, said. "It's so amazing for him and for Ella. They both deserve it so much and we're going to have to get him a present, I think."

Their mother, Paulette Nott, said yesterday that the siblings were thrilled to be working with the producer. "They really enjoy working with him, and they think the world of him. He's a great guy. He's very good at listening to their ideas and what they come up with."


Clara van Wel
SONGBIRD: Kiwi singer/songwriter Clara van Wel.

Little first encountered the Notts as a judge in the 2011 Rockquest, when their band The Peasants took the title. Their manager, Ashley Page, introduced them to Little and the high-profile producer had helped them experiment with their sound.

Little helped introduce Broods to the United States, and international music magazines Billboard and NME promoted them as rising stars to watch in 2014.

Their digital-only single Bridges received international airplay and rave reviews after it was released online in December.

Georgia Nott said the single had gone a lot better than they thought it would. "It's just nuts."

Broods are now a long way from the Richmond Mall Has Nelson Got Talent? competition they won in 2010. They recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles with an international recording contract, after signing with Universal Music Group's Polydor Records (for the United Kingdom and Europe) and Capitol Records (for the rest of the world). Their EP featuring Bridges is out tomorrow.

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