TrinityRoots Profile

Martyn Pepperell
26 Nov 2013

TrinityRoots (formerly Trinity) are the band most identified with the rise of the divisively dubbed Aotearoa Roots music movement of the early 2000s.

Rooted in Bob Marley-era reggae, their vocal harmony and guitar heavy songs cribbed influences from the more socially introspective side of classic soul music, progressive jazz, and the deep psychedelia of 70s rock.

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TrinityRoots
Little Things for One Percent Collective
Rio Hunuki-Hemopo
Photo credit: Photo by Pat Shepherd
Warren Maxwell
Photo credit: Photo by Pat Shepherd
Warren Maxwell, Rio Hunuki-Hemopo, Ben Wood
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Little Things
Warren Maxwell
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Warren Maxwell at Blue Barn
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Pre-show warm up, Powerstation, 2nd September, 2011
Warren Maxwell, Rio Hunuki-Hemopo, Riki Gooch
TrinityRoots recording at Blue Barn
Photo credit: Photo by Pat Shepherd
Rio Hunuki-Hemopo
Photo credit: Photo by Pat Shepherd
Rio Hunuki-Hemopo at Blue Barn
Photo credit: Photo by Pat Shepherd
Ben Wood
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TrinityRoots recording at Blue Barn
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Home, Land and Sea, live at Wellington Town Hall, February 13, 2005
Arts programme The Living Room with guest hosts TrinityRoots
Warren Maxwell in the studio
Ben, Warren and Rio at Blue Barn
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Warren Maxwell at Blue Barn
Photo credit: Photo by Pat Shepherd
A promo for True
Making Music - Warren Maxwell
Labels:

Trinity Roots


Loop Recordings

Trivia:

Prior to TrinityRoots, Warren Maxwell was a member of Southside of Bombay.

Their song Little Things featured in an episode of Bro' Town.

DJ Mu of Fat Freddy's Drop provided a remix on their debut EP Little Things.

In 2006 Warren Maxwell received an Arts Foundation New Generation Award.

While they formed in Wellington, none of the original members are Wellingtonians. Warren Maxwell is from Whangarei, Riki Gooch is from Dunedin, and Rio Hunuki-Hemopo is from Taumarunui.

Riki Gooch and Rio Hunuki-Hemopo both attended the Red Bull Music Academy.

Members:

Warren Maxwell - guitar, keyboards, vocals

Rio Hunuki-Hemopo - bass, vocals

Riki Gooch - drums, vocals, sampler, turntables

Jean Pompey - drums, vocals

Darren Mathiassen - drums

Ben Wood - drums