Elemeno P Profile

Stephen Heard
20 Nov 2016

Elemeno P appeared seemingly from out of nowhere, a four-piece with straight-arrow, energetic, power-pop anthems. Equipped with a fun-loving attitude and the charm of frontman Dave Gibson, the band soon became household favourites across the nation, releasing a trifecta of top tier albums in the space of six years.

Despite rumours they were manufactured in a record label boardroom, Elemeno P was founded by friends Justyn Pilbrow and Dave Gibson. The pair met hitchhiking back from a party in their teens and subsequently crossed paths in various bands in the Auckland jazz and punk scenes.

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One Left Standing (2006)
Elemeno P
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P - Burn (2005)
Scotty Pearson and Dave Gibson on the red carpet at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards
Elemeno P press photo, L to R: Lani Purkis, Dave Gibson, Scotty Pearson (absent: Justyn Pilbrow)
Elemeno P
Elemeno P - Every Day's A Saturday (2003)
Elemeno P (left to right): Justyn Pilbrow, Dave Gibson, Scotty Pearson and Lani Purkis
Elemeno P - Justyn Pilbrow, Scotty Pearson, Dave Gibson, Lani Purkis
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Dave Gibson and Justyn Pilbrow during the filming of the video for Fast Times In Tahoe
Elemeno P's Dave Gibson and Justyn Pilbrow during the filming of the video for their song Nirvana
Elemeno P
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P - S.O.S. (2007)
Elemeno P bassist Lani Purkis prior to a show in Taranaki
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P - Urban Getaway (2003)
Take The High Road (2008)
Dave Gibson
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P at Edgefest Auckland
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P at Edgefest Auckland
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P at Edgefest Auckland
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P at Homebake festival
Elemeno P - Better Days (2008)
Elemeno P performing at the Civic Theatre in Christchurch, 11 July, 2008
Photo credit: Picture by Juan-Carlos Fernandez
Lani Purkis
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
Elemeno P - Nirvana (2003)
Elemeno P
Elemeno P - Claim To Fame (2005)
Elemeno P on the cover of Gekkan magazine
Louder Louder (2008)
Elemeno P (L to R): Scotty Pearson, Dave Gibson, Lani Purkis, Justyn Pilbrow
Elemeno P - Baby Come On (2008)
Elemeno P - 11:57 (2005)
You Are (2006)
Elemeno P - Sounds in the Sun - Auckland - 2010
Elemeno P Love & Disrespect
Elemeno P
Elemeno P - Verona (2003)
Fast Times In Tahoe (2003)
Members:

Dave Gibson - vocals

Justyn Pilbrow - guitar, vocals

Scotty Pearson - drums, vocals

Lani Purkis - bass, vocals

Godfrey de Grut - keyboards

Paul Gerring - bass

Dave Goodison - guitar

Labels:

Universal