ddub

ddub

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dDub are one of New Zealand's best loved live acts. The high-energy Auckland-based 6-piece draw their musical influences from the heart of rock, roots, reggae, and dub, resulting in a fusion of flavours distinctly dDub in sound and style.

Biography

dDub are one of Aotearoa’s best loved live acts. The high-energy Auckland-based 6-piece draw their musical influences from the heart of rock, roots, reggae, and dub, resulting in a fusion of flavours distinctly dDub in sound and style.

Their unique sound never fails to capture an audience’s attention and they have become firm crowd favourites at many nationwide outdoor festivals, including Splore, Queenstown Winter Festival, Soundsplash and Rhythm & Vines. The band’s relentless touring and passion for their craft has seen them grow and expand their existing loyal fan base even further these past 12 months.

The debut long player from dDub, Awake at Dawn, is the culmination of years of hard work and the realisation of a long-held dream. “This album is a milestone in the dDub journey” says band guitarist and lead vocalist Derek Browne. “To finally have the songs recorded [and] set in time for people to actually take away with them is fantastic.”


“…A long awaited recording for their substantial fan base, it loses none of the magical essence of a dDub live show. Pumping out a raw roots Pacifica aural experience with bold brass and unapologetic passion.”
Real Groove Magazine March 06 – * * * * 4 Stars - Sharyn Croft -

With several nationwide tours under their belt, dDub’s live performance repertoire is impressive. In the past 12 months, dDub has performed to thousands of New Zealanders, including an 8000 strong crowd at Queenstown’s 2005 Winter Festival where they were brought back on stage for three pumping encores!

Other live shows include: Rhythm & Vines Gisborne (2005), Ohakune Mardi Gras (2002 / 2005), Soundsplash Festival (2003 / 2006), Wellington’s Cuba St Carnival (2002), Splore (2004 / 2006), Grey Lynn festival (2003), AK05 (2005) The Auckland City Performing Arts Festival (2005) and many others.

dDub performed extensively over 2006 summer season, sharing stages with other high profile acts including Fat Freddy’s Drop, Salmonella Dub, Cornerstone Roots, The Black Seeds, Katchafire and Kora.

“Polished and complete, the album brings together a range of influences, including reggae, dub, ska, roots, and even a touch of flamenco, all performed with assured musicianship. dDub shows on this album it unequivocally holds its own, with some standout tracks sure to stamp its name firmly on the NZ dub circuit.”
Otago Daily Times 25 02 06 – * * * * * 5 Stars - Sophie Hazelhurst -

Recent festivals dDub have performed at in New Zealand.

2006 Aug - Coromandel Scallop Festival 6,000
2006 New Year - Rhythm and Vines 10,000
2006 Feb - Soundsplash Raglan 4,000
2006 Feb - Devonport Food and Wine Festival 3,500
2006 Feb - Splore Eco Festival 5,000
2006 Mar - Littleweed Festival KatiKati 2,500
2005 July - Queenstown Mardi Gra (3rd time) 7,000

Discography

Give up Your Love EP 2004
Awake at Dawn LP 2006

Set List

Typically play one set between 1hr and 1hr45min of all original music.