Trinity Roots Back on Circuit

It's five years since Wellington band Trinity Roots split and turned their one waka into three. Whilst it might not have received the reaction of Take That Concert Tickets going on sale, the music press were impressed to hear the Trinity were getting back on the road.

Now Warren Maxwell (lead vocals/guitars/keyboards), Rio Hunuki-Hemopo (bass/vocals) and Riki Gooch (drums/vocals) are rejoining the bits and setting out to revive the spirit with a couple of live shows.

The trio met in 1998 when they came from the Far North (Maxwell is from Whangarei), the South (Gooch grew up in Dunedin) and the King Country (Hunuki-Hemopo is from Taumarunui) to study jazz in Wellington.

Being "the only bros" at school they were drawn to each other and soon Trinity Roots was born. And with it a unique blend of soul, blues, jazz, reggae and roots enriched with heartfelt lyrics, incorporating a love for the land and their Maori heritage.

With only two albums (and don't forget to buy them with our exclusive coupon codes!) the band set the stage for many other roots and reggae band in New Zealand and gave the protest against the controversial 2004 foreshore and seabed legislation a voice.