She writes and produces her own songs, also plays her guitar for all of them. She's of Maori and Chinese birth and she's worked bloody hard for what she's got, instead of letting some blood sucking record company puppeteer her around, she's been herself and done what she wants, i.e. spread amazing music over the world through sheer perseverence, talent and individuality. The huge majority of today's popular young musicians should take a leaf out or three out of her book.
Bic Runga is known for touring with nothing but her acoustic guitar to keep her company.