1814


During their busiest years, 1814 were one of the hardest-working touring reggae groups in Aotearoa. Their growing fanbase sent their first three official albums into the Top 20, despite very little attention from local media and commercial radio.

The remarkable story of the band could fill a documentary, and probably will. However, there’s only one way to start this story and that is with the Colbert family, who started 1814 all those years ago.

1814 headlining at Te Puia in Rotorua, 2022. 
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
1814: Third World tour in Whangarei.
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
1814 - Jah Rastafari
Jimmy Colbert of 1814, in 2022.
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
1814 in 2012 (from left): Shaun Colbert, Ernie Semu, Patu Colbert, Darren Katene (crouching), Chris Pierce, Jimmy Colbert, Erana Jones (seated), Rukuwai Tipene-Allan (standing), Neihana Mackey-Harrison. 
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
1814: Shaun Colbert in 2011.
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
1814: Waitangi concert in Auckland.
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
1814 - La De Da (live at La De Da, 2012)
Erana Jones of 1814, in 2022. 
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
Harmony Tepania of 1814, WOMAD in 2011
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
1814 - Tell It To the Mountain (2014)
1814: new vocalist David Wall in 2022.
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
Shaun Colbert filling in on drums in 2022. 
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
1814 in 2010: Maihi Pinker, Erana Jones, Patu Colbert, Darren Katene, Harmony Tepania (seated), Jimmy Colbert, Shaun Colbert.
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
Erana Jones of 1814, in 2011.
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
1814 - Morning Star
1814: Jimmy Colbert, 2011
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1814 performing at Ragamuffin festival, 2011.
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
1814 - Insomnia
Patu Colbert, 2022.
Photo credit: Gareth Shute
1814 - Relax (2013)
1814: Chris Pierce in 2011.
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
1814: Patu Colbert in 2011.
Photo credit: 1814 Collection
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Members:

Darren Katene - vocals

David Wall - vocals

Patu Colbert - guitar

Jimmy Colbert - bass

Shaun Colbert - guitar

Erana Colbert - keyboards

Katherine Te Haara-Atama - vocals

Maihi Pinker - vocals

Korey Atama - guitar

Reuben Heger - saxophone

Des Brown - keyboards

Harmony Tepania - vocals

Chris Pierce - saxophone

Neihana Mackey-Harrison - vocals

Danielle Selwyn - vocals

Tihema Cooper - guitar

Zane Graham - drums

Kalani Marsters - vocals

Andrew Phillips - keyboards

Ara Adams-Tamatea - bass

Eugene Temara - vocals

Jessica McMillan - vocals

Thabani Gapara - saxophone

Christian Mausia - trumpet

Daniel Sugrue - percussion

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