Jordan Reyne

Jordan Reyne is an acclaimed, yet still relatively low-profile musician with a long history in New Zealand pop and rock, specifically in a dark (and somewhat gothic) direction. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Reyne gigged as a solo musician (after debuting with first group Shikasta in Paraparaumu) in Kapiti and Palmerston North, before settling in Wellington. There she formed Bloodflower – a group that would eventually secure support for the touring White Zombie.

Working as a contributing vocalist for bands such as Breaks Co-Op and the Strawpeople, in the late 1990s, Reyne started releasing her own solo albums, and was recognised by the likes of the APRA song-writing foundation, and gothic music specialists both nationally and in europe, especially with the rising profile of her group Dr Kevorkian and the Suicide Machine.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Birds Of Prey [1997 Deep Grooves]

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Trinity Roots

Wellington based Reggae / Soul / Funk / Jazz outfit spawned out of the cities early 2000s jam sessions. They’ve since become a very concise, song-orientated unit (leaving their member-sharing outfit Fat Freddys Drop to the more free-form approach) and put together a couple of great radio-hit singles and a fine debut album.

Their debut release actually managed to go platinum, quite an achievement for an independently released debut, which was highlighted with the release of their 2004 follow-up Home, Land and Sea, which garnished much more media attention (by now the band was one of the country’s more established live acts). The group disbanded in 2005, but then reunited in September 2010, embarking on a New Zealand tour. Long time drummer Riki Gooch (also front-man of Little Bushman) left in July 2011, replaced by Jean Pompey, joining Warren Maxwell (Vocals and Guitar) and Rio Hemopo (Bass – also of Breaks Co-Op). Drummer Darren Matthiessen performed on their debut EP Trinity, during another period when Gooch was on hiatus.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Trinity EP [2000 Trinity Roots TR01]
  • True [2002 Trinity Roots TR02]
  • Home, Land And Sea [2004 Trinity Roots TR03]

  • Music is Choice (Live Album) [2010 Trinity Roots TR04]

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