New Zealand singer/songwriter Coral Pitcher is proving herself to be an artist with undeniable talent and huge potential.
While her powerful soul voice has been compared to Adele, Amy Winehouse, Gin Wigmore and even Janis Joplin, Coral has a charismatic musical style all her own. Her music encompasses Pop Rock/Blues and her unique feel gives her a distinct and edgy sound.
Coral started singing at a very early age and decided to make music her career in 2008 after placing in the top 12 of Prime TV's New Zealand's got Talent. She started working as a professional singer when she was 14, along side her mother in the family band, then progressing to doing her own solo gigs on guitar. Working as a full time musician from the age of 17. Coral started writing her own songs at 14 and developed a strong song writing partnership with her mother, Emmeline. She went on to win many competitions, sign a management deal, record and release a Single and 2 Acoustic EP's.
In time Coral felt that she needed more musical freedom so decided to move on and become an independent Artist. Her mum gave up her job and started working full time with Coral, setting up their own music label, Signet Soundz.
In 2015 Coral released her first music video ‘Shooting You Up’ after winning a NZonAir music grant. This song achieved a semi final and top ten placing in two different international songwriting competitions and Coral performed it live onTVNZ's Good Morning Show. That same year Coral opened for Devilskin, headlined Summervines and had the honour of becoming a Mentoree of The Tron Music Trust. Working with top New Zealand music professionals.
In 2016 Coral appeared on Face TV with Shane Hales and won 'Best new Artist' at the Entertainer of the Year Awards. She released her second music video 'Second hand Serving' that same year and released another in June this year called La La Land.
Her youtube channel has now amassed over 120,,000 views
Coral has been working on her fully produced debut Album for the past 2 years and released it on the 26th of August with a spectacular Ancient Egypt Show at one of Hamilton's most popular concert venues Altitude Bar/Nightclub
With the success of this Show Coral has been asked to represent New Zealand in the Performing Arts World Championships in July 2018 to be held in
Hollywood USA !
THE WAIKATO STORY 16 May 2018 - Shontelle Campbell
Waikato Songstress Coral Pitcher, who is professional know as Coral, has always had a passion for music and knew from the get go she wanted to be a singer Story here
Waikato Times August 10th 2017 - Mike Mather -
"Hamilton musician Coral Pitcher launching her debut Album My Addictive DNA with an Egyptian themed gig at Altitude Night club and bar August 26th" Story here
Congratulations ! It is out honor to personally inform you that CORAL has won "Honorable Mention' with the song "Shooting you up" in the "Vocal Performance" category in the 2016 Unsigned Music Competition. With nearly 6000 entries from over 100 counties this remarkable achievement, and Unsigned Only judges would like to sincerely congratulate you"view results here
We think she's fantastic. It's great to see the rest of the country are also enjoying Coral's music ------Neil Toolan
"Coral is no stranger to the NZ music scene having gained attention through her live shows and voice that has been compared to the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse.------Jeanette Thomas see video here
"Coral is a highly motivated musician who is prepared to put in the hard yards to bring her vision to life." ------Trevor Faville - Trustee
"Coral really impressed me with her performance. It was clear the audience was captivated by her. At just 14 years old she sings with such poise and she really made the song her own. " ------Miriama Smith (Actress, columnist and Judge of New Zealand's got Talent)view video here
"Coral a year 10 student at Hamilton's Fraser High School, wowed the three judges on Prime TV's programme New Zealand's got Talent with a flawless rendition of the classic Wizard of Oz tune Somewhere over the Rainbow. She gained widespread applause from the audience and the judges - entertainment industry stalwarts Paul Ellis, Richard Driver and Miriama Smith - sent her through into the competitions second round." ------ Jeff Neems
Awards and Competitions
2005 Won Young Entertainer of the year Waikato's World
2007 Won Fraser High School Talent Show
2008 Semi Finalist New Zealand's got Talent Prime TV
2009 Third place in Regionals Finals of Smoke Free Rockquest
2010 Won Women's Musicianship Award Smoke Free Rockquest
2015 Won The Audience and a NZonAir Music Grant
2016 Honorable Mention Vocal performance Unsigned Only Music Competition
2016 Best New Artist Face TV Entertainer of the Year Awards