The Black Seeds Profile

Martyn Pepperell
Published: 14 May 2013
Updated: 12 Feb 2020

Formed in 1998, The Black Seeds are a globally successful reggae, funk, dub and rock crossover band from Wellington.

The band line-up comprises Barnaby Weir (vocals, guitar), Daniel Weetman (vocals, percussion), Tim Jaray (bass), Jarney Murphy (drums), Mike Fabulous (guitar, percussion) and Nigel Patterson (keyboards), supported by a rotating roster of session musicians. Past members of The Black Seeds have included Bret McKenzie, Shannon Williams, Rich Christie and Andrew Christiansen.

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Making Music - The Black Seeds (arts documentary)
Keep On Pushing
Cracks In Our Crown
Nigel Patterson
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
So True
Jarney Murphy
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Pippy Pip
The Answer
The Black Seeds
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Real Groove, August 2006
Mike Fabulous talks The Black Seeds on NZOWN
Sometimes Enough
Rusted Story (Live at the NZ Music Awards 2012)
Dust And Dirt (live at Lowlands 2012)
Barnaby Weir talks about the beginnings of The Black Seeds
Hey Son
Love Me Now
Labels:

Loop Recordings


Capitol Records


Best Seven


Easy Star Records


Remote Control Records


Proville Records

Members:

Barnaby Weir - vocals, guitar

Mike Fabulous - guitar, vocals

Jarney Murphy - drums

Nigel Patterson - keyboards

Daniel Weetman - vocals, mpc, percussion

Tim Jaray - bass