Monday Music Docos

Monday Music Docos
Mondays, 8:30pm

Monday nights on TVNZ Showcase mean music with the Monday Music Docos, featuring in-depth interviews with some of music’s greatest legends. The Monday Music Docos begin at 8:30pm on Monday 4 February.

The Monday Music Docos begin with four episodes examining great Australian albums: Silverchair’s Diorama, I’m Stranded by The Saints, Born Sandy Devotional by The Triffids, and Crowded House’s Woodface.
The first episode looks at Silverchair’s Diorama. According to Rolling Stone magazine, this album was “one of the boldest musical statements ever made by an Australian rock band”. For lead singer and songwriter Daniel Johns, Diorama was an artistic odyssey, written and recorded amidst the emotional and health issues that had plagued Johns since his teenage years when Silverchair first shot to stardom in a nationwide demo competition.

In this candid and revealing documentary, Daniel Johns tells in his own words the journey of Silverchair and Diorama. Aided by fellow band members Ben Gillies and Chris Joannau, and interviewees Paul Mac, Matt Lovell, John Watson and Melissa Chenery among others, viewers discover the music of Diorama and the making of this deeply personal record that documents a journey through fame and depression, illness and creativity.

After the Australian albums, the Monday Music Docos move to a wider range of music legends, with documentaries about Barry White, The Beatles, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Dave Brubeck, Joni Mitchell and Marvin Gaye.