The Black Seeds

Formed in 1998, The Black Seeds are a globally successful reggae, funk, dub and rock crossover band from Wellington.

The band line-up comprises Barnaby Weir (vocals, guitar), Daniel Weetman (vocals, percussion), Tim Jaray (bass), Jarney Murphy (drums), Mike Fabulous (guitar, percussion) and Nigel Patterson (keyboards), supported by a rotating roster of session musicians. Past members of The Black Seeds have included Bret McKenzie, Shannon Williams, Rich Christie and Andrew Christiansen.

So True
Love Me Now
Real Groove, August 2006
Cracks In Our Crown
The Answer
Hey Son
The Black Seeds
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Pippy Pip
Sometimes Enough
Dust And Dirt (live at Lowlands 2012)
Making Music - The Black Seeds (arts documentary)
Keep On Pushing
Mike Fabulous talks The Black Seeds on NZOWN
Jarney Murphy
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Barnaby Weir talks about the beginnings of The Black Seeds
Nigel Patterson
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Rusted Story (Live at the NZ Music Awards 2012)

Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa

Capitol Records

Best Seven

Easy Star Records

Remote Control Records

Proville Records


Barnaby Weir - vocals, guitar

Mike Fabulous - guitar, vocals

Jarney Murphy - drums

Nigel Patterson - keyboards

Daniel Weetman - vocals, mpc, percussion

Tim Jaray - bass

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