Broods’ big night: Four Tuis and a Fleetwood hanky


Story by New Zealand Herald.

Brother-and-sister duo Broods took home four Tuis at last night’s New Zealand Music Awards, one of which was handed to them by the legendary Mick Fleetwood.

Georgia and Caleb Nott beat a well-worn path to the stage, but getting presented with the album of the year gong by the Fleetwood Mac drummer is the one they’ll remember.

“He was so lovely. It was awesome,” Georgia Nott told Newstalk ZB today of meeting Fleetwood, who is on tour in New Zealand.

“We got to have a bit of a chat with him afterward. He was just the nicest guy ever and I was all over the place.

“I wasn’t really expecting him to be so caring and lovely. He wiped my tears with his hanky on stage. He was just awesome. He’s very tall.”

Georgia revealed she’d ditched her shoes at the awards, because she’d “had enough” of them.

She and her brother also collected Tuis for best group, best pop album for Evergreen, and the radio airplay record of the year for their single Mother and Father.

“It’s crazy. It’s times like these that you really realise, like, wow,” Georgia Nott said.

“We have actually done so much, not even this year, but in the last two years. It’s pretty surreal to have it in the shape of five or four awards. It’s pretty crazy.”

At last year’s awards Broods was named the breakthrough artist of the year.

All the recognition had left the duo “proud and humbled”.

“We’re going to try and keep this going.”

For now, Georgia Nott said she was looking forward to Christmas at home in Nelson and “hanging” with her parents and sisters.