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

Universal

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