Jules Issa Profile

Peter McLennan
19 May 2013

Reggae singer Jules Issa (Ngāti Porou and Kāi Tahu) began her career singing in a Porirua band called Sticks and Shanty. She moved to Auckland before the group made any recordings.

On arrival in the big smoke, she connected with The Twelve Tribes of Israel, and started playing in their band, alongside the Mighty Asterix and Tuffi Culture.

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Jules Issa, Maree Sheehan and Tigi Ness at the 1994 Apra Silver Scroll awards
Stills from the Found In You video shoot
The advert for the first double 10-inch Deepgrooves EP
Dangerous Game
Deepgrooves party at Auckland's De Brett's Hotel, 1992