Elemeno P Profile

Stephen Heard
20 Nov 2016

Elemeno P appeared seemingly from out of nowhere, a four-piece with straight-arrow, energetic, power-pop anthems. Equipped with a fun-loving attitude and the charm of frontman Dave Gibson, the band soon became household favourites across the nation, releasing a trifecta of top tier albums in the space of six years.

Despite rumours they were manufactured in a record label boardroom, Elemeno P was founded by friends Justyn Pilbrow and Dave Gibson. The pair met hitchhiking back from a party in their teens and subsequently crossed paths in various bands in the Auckland jazz and punk scenes.

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Elemeno P Love & Disrespect
Elemeno P - Burn (2005)
Dave Gibson
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
One Left Standing (2006)
Elemeno P - 11:57 (2005)
Elemeno P - Urban Getaway (2003)
You Are (2006)
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Elemeno P at Edgefest Auckland
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P - Justyn Pilbrow, Scotty Pearson, Dave Gibson, Lani Purkis
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P's Dave Gibson and Justyn Pilbrow during the filming of the video for their song Nirvana
Take The High Road (2008)
Dave Gibson and Justyn Pilbrow during the filming of the video for Fast Times In Tahoe
Elemeno P performing at the Civic Theatre in Christchurch, 11 July, 2008
Photo credit: Picture by Juan-Carlos Fernandez
Elemeno P
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P - S.O.S. (2007)
Elemeno P - Nirvana (2003)
Elemeno P (L to R): Scotty Pearson, Dave Gibson, Lani Purkis, Justyn Pilbrow
Elemeno P on the cover of Gekkan magazine
Elemeno P bassist Lani Purkis prior to a show in Taranaki
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Fast Times In Tahoe (2003)
Elemeno P
Louder Louder (2008)
Elemeno P - Verona (2003)
Scotty Pearson and Dave Gibson on the red carpet at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards
Elemeno P at Homebake festival
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Lani Purkis
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P - Claim To Fame (2005)
Elemeno P - Every Day's A Saturday (2003)
Elemeno P
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P - Baby Come On (2008)
Elemeno P - Sounds in the Sun - Auckland - 2010
Elemeno P press photo, L to R: Lani Purkis, Dave Gibson, Scotty Pearson (absent: Justyn Pilbrow)
Elemeno P - Better Days (2008)
Elemeno P at Edgefest Auckland
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P at Edgefest Auckland
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P (left to right): Justyn Pilbrow, Dave Gibson, Scotty Pearson and Lani Purkis
Members:

Dave Gibson - vocals

Justyn Pilbrow - guitar, vocals

Scotty Pearson - drums, vocals

Lani Purkis - bass, vocals

Godfrey de Grut - keyboards

Paul Gerring - bass

Dave Goodison - guitar

Labels:

Universal