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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand | SELF

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand | SELF
Band World Soul


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Aio EP (AIO001) Produced at York St Studio, NZ

Track Listing:

1. Kia Mataara
2. The Music
3. You Give Me
4. Bassment Groove
5. Wai I Rere
6. Journey



Aio are a New Zealand based, four-piece band that blend elements of Jazz, RnB, Roots Reggae, and Rock, with lyrics written in both English and Te Reo Maori, to create some of the most soulful, moving music ever to come out of New Zealand.


Aja Wairere Ropata - lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Te Kawa Herangi - lead guitar and backup vocals
Peter Riley - bass guitar and backup vocals
Zane Sorenson-Graham - drums and backup vocals

The group formed in mid 2010 at Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Wellington, where 3 out of the 4 members were studying for music degrees. Initially the group relied heavily on improvising their live set as they found themselves being booked frequently even before having any proper original material. Much of their repertoire has developed from these ad-libbed live performances and the group have spent the past year honing this material, which has lead to the recording of their debut, self-titled EP at reknowned York Street Studios, in Auckland.

It has been an action packed journey so far with the band playing to growing audiences, throughout New Zealand and Australia. 2012 will see the group travelling back to Australia for several key dates, as well as embarking on a National tour of their home land. Check the event calendar for upcoming shows near yo