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SPACIFIX

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE
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"Album review"

Spacifix
Much Love
(WorldFresh)

Spacifix is New Zealand's latest and potentially greatest super group. The nine-piece band from West Auckland formed three years ago taking out the 2003 Smoke Free Pasifica Beats competition and have since gone on to big things. They supported UB40 in Tonga, played at the Roxy on Sunset in LA and even had their own doco-styled TV show Henderson to Hollywood on TV2. Yes, Spacifix are somewhat of a local music phenomenon bursting at the seams with talent and energy and Much Love captures it all. Their first shakin single 'Sunshine Day' is a re-jigged 1970s cover that will make you move, as will the contemporary 'Gotta Get Like This' which drips with Black Eyed Peas-style upbeat-ness. Then there's 'Running Away' which is irie Marley and the Herbs to a tee and funk-flecked 'All You can Do', which exhibits lead singer Tau's distinctive Prince-esque vocals beautifully. Spacifix have something special going on, not least their ability to transcend time and genre.
Phil Bostwick - Rip It Up - New Zealand


Discography

Debut Album - Much Love
Single "Sunshine Day"
Single "Gotta Get Like This"
Single "Make Things Right"
Single "Old Skool"
Single "Old Skool Remix featuring AMG
EP "Spacifix"

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Spacifix are an eclectic, energetic and entertaining seven piece band originally from New Zealand, whose music is a fusion of reggae, funk, pop and rock that has taken the local and international music scene by storm.

The band have most recently based themselves in Brisbane to further extend their Australian audience after a successful series of shows last year in Manchester, Amsterdam and London, followed closely by Sydney and Brisbane.

This year they were selected by OzMusic as one of Australia's top ten Live Performance Acts and have wowed audiences across Australia with regular appearances in Melbourne and Sydney. They have quickly established a local following in Brisbane by playing a number of popular music venues and open jam nights including; The Music Kafe, Bar 388, UBER and the Hi Fi Bar to name but a few.

So far in 2010, Spacifix have supported Hawaiian artist, Fiji, on his Australian tour in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. In May they supported International Rap Star, Chingy, at his Brisbane performance at Mystique and played to a Sold Out venue!

In 2009 some highlight performances for the band were Caloundra Music Festival (22-25 Oct) and Island Vibe Festival (Oct 30-Nov 1) and their mini tour in Vanuatu.

Spacifix started their careers five years ago as a group of enthusiastic high school students, ranging in age from 13 to 18, when they entered the Smoke Free Pacifika Beats national band competition and won. Since then, the band has been performing their blend of funk, pop, reggae, and rock all over New Zealand.

Spacifix spent several years writing songs and building a fan base in Auckland before releasing their debut album Much Love in 2006. This lead to a successful year for the band, who were commissioned by World Vision to write and record the 2006 40-Hour Famine soundtrack, Spread da Word. They also won a prestigious Telly Award in Los Angeles, which honours video and film productions from around the world, with their music video of their hit single Sunshine Day. Since then the band have also received two Pacific Music Awards and one Tui (New Zealand Music Industry Award).

The bands early success and trip to Los Angeles were filmed for a nine-episode series aired on New Zealand Television called Henderson to Hollywood. The show won the Air New Zealand 2007 Screen Award for best reality series.

With international acclaim and performances with artists like UB40 and Shaggy under their belt, the band is looking to have more of a presence in both the New Zealand and Australian markets. The group also plan to return to Europe next year, where their mix of music, dance and theatre caught many audience members by surprise.

Their ability to cater for a range of audiences and music genres combined with their colourful and entertaining stage show makes Spacifix a truly unique and exciting emerging artist.

The band will continue performing in venues across Australia, with regular appearances in a number of Brisbane venues. They are also working on a new demo CD that is a blend of funk and reggae that is expected to be released late 2010. The new CD reflects their musical taste as a collective but will maintain their unique 'Spacifix' twist of genres that will continue to offer the fusion of music that gives the band their distinctive sound.