MLT Songwriting Award

Winner 2021 +

Congratulations to Chad Robinson, winner of the 2021 MLT Songwriting Award for his song 'Alexandra Road'.


Chad Robinson Winner 2021


Chad Robinson wins the MLT Songwriting Award with his song "Alexandra Road". 

Based in Queenstown, he's been writing songs for around 20 years. His songwriting is influenced in large part by many songwriters of old with a sprinkling of more recent country, folk and indie artist.

He's inspired by the area and surroundings where he lives and the interconnection between our lives, the landscape and the ups and downs we encounter throughout. 

Chad enjoy writing as an observer while connecting in places with personal life experiences.

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The 10 finalists for the 2021 MLT Songwriting Award were: (in no particular order)

''Imperfect Loverswritten by Mia Jay (Napier

''Look But Don't Touchwritten by Marian Burns (Auckland

''Trouble Finds A Girlwritten by Jenny Mitchell (Dunedin), Tami Neilson (Auckland), Tali Enjalas Jenkinson (Christchurch) and Chris Wethey (Christchurch)

'What It Doeswritten by Micheal Young (Aucklandand Dixie Dolejs (Auckland)

'Alexandra Roadwritten by Chad Robinson (Queenstown)

'Old Bones and New Stringswritten by Carylann Martin (Otaki) and Rod Davis (Karamea)

'Gonna Turn’ written by Nicky Moran (Hamilton)

‘If You Were a Birdwritten by Jenny Mitchell (Dunedin)

‘Downsizingwritten by Eric Read (Pelican Waters, Australia)

'Tired as a Possum' written by Ron Mitchell (Gore)