Six60 Profile

Martyn Pepperell
Published: 17 Feb 2014
Updated: 17 Mar 2020

Arriving on the scene in 2008, Dunedin five-piece Six60 quickly converted the bubbling popularity of reggae, dubstep and drum and bass into a soul and rock informed sound, primed for gargantuan levels of commercial success. Capitalising on the power of social media, by 2011 they were one of the most popular bands in the country.

The mid 2000s were a particularly fertile time for local bands operating within bassy genre-busting paradigms. Building on the hard slog Salmonella Dub put in – touring the country, releasing records and making headway overseas, a second wave of bands including Fat Freddy's Drop, The Black Seeds, Shapeshifter, Katchafire and Kora had grafted their way into being the most visible live acts in New Zealand.

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Six60: Matiu Walters, Ji Fraser, Eli Paewai, Chris Mac, Marlon Gerbes
Six60 in Sydney
Six60 in Brisbane
Don't Forget Your Roots
Six60: Till the Lights Go Out (trailer, NZ On Screen, 2020)
Labels:

Universal


Sony


Columbia Four Music


Massive Entertainment

Members:

Eli Paewai - drums

Chris Mac - bass, synthesiser

Ji Fraser - guitar

Marlon Gerbes - synthesiser, samples

Matiu Walters - vocals, guitar