Janice Ramage


After moving from Invercargill to Tauranga in the 1970s, Janice Ramage joined the local country music club simply to meet people. During the next decade she took singing up seriously, won a bucketful of awards and released records on the Kontact and RCA Victor labels.

In 1976, Ramage won the New Zealand Gold Guitar Award in Gore and was crowned the New Zealand Country Music Association’s entertainer of the year in 1981, the same year her debut single was released.

NZ Gold Guitar winner for 1976, Janice Ramage.
Photo credit: Janice Roughan collection
Professional Country Music Association certificate, 1984. 
Photo credit: Janice Roughan collection
A Janice Ramage publicity photo.
Photo credit: Janice Roughan collection
News of Janice Ramage’s Golden Clef win in 1977. 
Photo credit: Janice Roughan collection
Janice Ramage - Back to Back (musical director Ritchie Pickett, Kontact, 1981)
Janice Ramage with the Best Female and Best Overall trophies from the New Year Awards In Country Music held in Napier, 1981.
Photo credit: Janice Roughan collection
Janice Ramage - Wayward Wind (musical director Ritchie Pickett, Kontact, 1981)
Janice Ramage - Back to Back Country (RCA, 1984)
Janice Ramage in action in the 1980s.
Photo credit: Janice Roughan collection
Janice Ramage - But I Do (producer Gray Bartlett, RCA, 1983); originally a hit for Clarence "Frogman" Henry. 
Janice Ramage – the back cover of her album Back to Back Country (RCA, 1984)
Janice Ramage with the NZCMA Entertainer Of The Year trophy, 1981.
Photo credit: Janice Roughan collection
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