The group began with the journey of a young soulful songwriter travelling the land of Aotearoa.
His adventure fated him amidst the company of a fabled guitarist of wicked speed & mythical skill, a jazz-hot drummer who could warp time itself & a bass playing guru who lost himself in the groove long ago.
Drawing on their eclectic musical background, the outfit has dazzled crowds from Invercargill to Whangarei with their impressive morphing of musical styles. Nation commands the blend of these disciplines and unites the genres of Soul, Funk, Rock, Electronica, Hip-hop and even Djent. All delivered with an effortless twist of their own. Huge heavy synths, intricate guitar lines & wild solos, a groove smothered rhythm section, and soaring vocals seem to fall in and out of each others way in clockwork precision. Nation continue to hone in on their sound while they continue their quest for a true sound of their own.
Nation have toured the country several times, released 2 EP's, 4 individual singles and have also been the backing band for both Che Fu and Laughton Kora. 2019 looks to be another busy year for NATION.
Vocals, Keyboard / Miharo Gregory
Guitar / Ngarewa Reid
Bass / Dhanesh Parmar
Drums / Marcus Gurtner
Photograph by Dan Robinson of Soul Photography.