HLAH (Head Like a Hole) are an influential rock band, from Wellington, New Zealand. They started off playing small gigs at the Empire warehouse and soon started touring the university circuit. The band made a name for themselves with outrageous gigs, performing naked and caked with mud, or with complete face and body paint.
2006 was a huge year for The Bleeders. Their debut album, the anthemic power house that is Sweet As Sin, reached 2 in the charts, garnered them Best Breakthought Artist and Best Rock Album at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards and went on to sell Gold.
Hello Sailor was a New Zealand pop/rock band originally formed in 1975, though its history is long and complicated, with guitarist/vocalists Dave McArtney and Harry Lyon having first played together in the mid 60s. After several lineup changes, the band released its first album Hello Sailor in 1977.
Th' Dudes were a rock'n'roll band from Auckland, New Zealand, that existed in the late 70s.
Despite only a brief existence, the band enjoyed considerable success in their homeland, and were responsible for the hits "Bliss", "Right First Time" and "Be Mine Tonight".
Autozamm is a alternative rock band who hail from New Zealand. They are one of this country’s finest live acts having supported Powderfinger, Shihad, Silverchair and The Black Crowes recently. The band members are;
Darcy Clay (real name Daniel Bolton) was a New Zealand singer/songwriter, who was made famous in 1997 for his minor hit, Jesus I Was Evil, in which he recorded all instruments in his bedroom on a 4-Track recorder. He was signed to Antenna Records, and possibly was Antenna's first real star.
The Tutts are a 5 piece from Auckland, NZ who have had huge success with their debut single 'K' - so much so that they were selected to support The Strokes at their sold out NZ concert and played at the Big Day Out 07 alongside The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Tool etc.
Voom are a New Zealand band based in Auckland, based around the songwriting of Buzz Moller. The original lineup consisted of Moller, as well as Danny Manetto and Mac Macaskill. The band has been a staple of Auckland student radio for may years, and has had a number of student radio hits including "Beth" "Relax"and "be your boy"(voted bfm song of the year 2006).
Samoan artist King Kapisi aka Bill Urale was the first Polynesian hip-hop artist to receive the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award for Songwriter of the Year for his single Reverse Resistance in 1999.