Home of Auckland New Zealand musician RALPHE, available for gigs playing covers or originals.
Auckland studio for hire, songwriter, music producer, audio engineer. www.ralphe.co.nz
Ralph Warren Engle is a solo musician based in Auckland NZ.
With a great range of international guest musicians and co-songwriters that feature on his material the work remains fresh and exciting whilst keeping the thread of consistency that RALPHE brings to the songwriting.
During the "This Flight Tonight" era circa (2012 to 2018) overall TFT crowd-funded €14,000+ towards recordings, with most people supporting from The Netherlands, Germany & New Zealand.
RALPHE now continuous as predominantly a solo artist.
Things began however at a solo gig around 2012 when he signed an Artist Development deal with New Zealand music label Stone Winner Records. They started developing demos and a full band named "This Flight Tonight" was recruited to play the new songs.
The debut EP Friendly Fire was produced in New Zealand by Miscreant Studios and producer team The Soundroom, then mastered by Kenny MacDonald who has worked with artists from Sting, INXS to Texas.
"This Flight Tonight" conjures up images of the emotional departures and arrivals at airports. It's those moments of change and new beginnings. It's that spur of the moment decision to take this flight tonight, to escape and set for adventure.
In 2014, RALPHE signed a global distribution deal to Starlight Records & Distribution and that year the new EP Daylight was launched. Guest international & UK musicians were involved in the new recordings, (including Lorenzo Sillitto known from "The Temper Trap".) Mastering was by grammy award winning engineer Erick Labson (Universal LA).
2016, RALPHE completed the duration of record & band contracts and decided to return solo, unsigned and completely independent, but still retaining the project name This Flight Tonight until end of 2018, when the name TFT was dropped altogether.
Previous performance highlights include Auckland Council's Takapuna Beach Music in Parks 2016, Waikato Rocks presents Raglan Music & Dance Festival 2016, Homelanz Festival 2013 in London’s Boston Manor Park, Vector Arena & Sky City with X-Factor Top 100 Bootcamp Artists 2015 (Top 25 in the "over 25 year old category"), Auckland Festival at Ellerslie Racecourse 2010, Global Battle of the Bands 1st in Auckland & 3rd in NZ 2010, plus Global Battle of the Bands 3rd in NZ 2011.
Performances include numerous venues in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington & Christchurch in New Zealand, Sydney & Melbourne Australia, and the UK. As well as appearances on Balcony TV Sydney, Balcony TV Auckland, Juice TV Auckland, bFM Radio, UP FM (where RALPHE was host to a specialized New Zealand original music show), and performances on various radio stations in New Zealand, Netherlands and more.
'Dynamic', pertaining to the volume range of musical sound. RALPHE goes from soft dynamics to loud with emotive contrast. This genre has been coined by RALPHE as