Godfrey de Grut


Over the past two decades Godfrey de Grut has become a go-to session musician for many of Aotearoa’s biggest acts. He doesn’t just turn up with the skills required, he brings his creativity as a songwriter.

De Grut’s music career started in his formative years as a jazz player. He went on to co-write the APRA Silver Scroll-winning song ‘Misty Frequencies’ with Che Fu and took part in a studio session with Kanye West. He has recorded pop with Brooke Fraser, hip hop with Nesian Mystik, and rock with Elemeno P.

Godfrey de Grut
Godfrey de Grut and Elemeno P's Dave Gibson performing in Mangawhai, 2017.
Photo credit: Flash Gordon Photography
The New Loungehead - Cloth ft. Sulata (2021)
Godfrey de Grut performing with the Bob Marley All Stars in Kerikeri, 2017.
Godfrey de Grut.
Photo credit: Radio NZ
Che Fu - Misty Frequencies music video (2002)
Godfrey de Grut, Ara Adams Tamatea and Paul Russell part of Bob Marley All Stars in 2017.
The New Loungehead - Casual Carnage (1997)
Menopanteboy - Any Kinda Weather (2002)
Godfrey de Grut supports the Rodger Fox Big Band fundraising effort (2021)
The New Loungehead - Godfrey de Grut, Nick Gaffaney, Dan Sperber, Chip Matthews
Photo credit: Ian McRae
Godfrey de Grut RNZ interview (2016)
Matthias Sudholter, Chip Matthews, Dan Sperber, Isaac Levi Tucker, Godfrey de Grut
Photo credit: Duncan Cole
Opensouls - Hold You Close (2009)
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Tama Waipara, Aaron Nevezie and Godfrey de Grut in New York City
Cam Allen, Godfrey de Grut and Lewis McCallum
Godfrey de Grut and Simon Holloway, 2000
The New Loungehead - Renco live (1999)
Godfrey de Grut and Chip Matthews at the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Awards
Photo credit: Amanda Ratcliffe
Godfrey de Grut at the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.
Photo credit: Amanda Ratcliffe
Nurture - Did You Do It All For Love? (2001) Strings arranged by Godfrey de Grut.
Pause - 'Only' and 'Static' music videos (1998) Piano by Godfrey de Grut.
Godfrey de Grut with Opensouls
Godfrey de Grut
Photo credit: Kane Massey Collection
Godfrey de Grut playing with Elemeno P in the mid-2000s
Godfrey de Grut and Cherie Mathieson
Godfrey de Grut
Photo credit: Amanda Ratcliffe
Godfrey de Grut with the Bob Marley All Stars in Kerikeri, 2017.
Godfrey de Grut conducts the APRA Silver Scroll Awards opening (2015)
Godfrey de Grut, Justyn Pilbrow and Dan Sperber on an Elemeno P tour
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