Sola Rosa

aka Andrew Spraggon


Sola Rosa is the artist name of Andrew Spraggon, but the project has grown to be more collaborative over the years, with contributions from an array of talented musicians from Aotearoa and overseas. His first album, Solarized, won the Best Electronic category at the 2002 New Zealand Music Awards, kicking off a trio of gold-selling albums and an international following.

One striking element of Sola Rosa’s music is that it often slides effortlessly between genres, even within a single track. This partially reflects the mixed musical diet that Spraggon grew up on. There were his father’s yacht-rock albums from the 1970s and his brother’s interest in post-punk and hip hop, which inevitably led back to funk influences such as The Meters and Funkadelic.

Sola Rosa - Solarized (2001)
Sola Rosa band shot, Get It Together era, circa 2009.
Sola Rosa 2017 UK tour.
95bFM In Session: Sola Rosa - What If? (2013)
Sola Rosa, Haunted Outtakes period.
Photo credit: Richard Shaw
Andrew Spraggon / Sola Rosa.
Photo credit: Stephen Tilley
Andrew Spraggon/ Sola Rosa, Moves On era (mid 2000s).
Sola Rosa: Andrew Spraggon, Spikey Tee, Ben White, Cherie Mathieson, Matt Short.
Photo credit: Stephen Tilley
Sola Rosa - Promise (feat. Olivier Daysoul) - 2013
Sola Rosa: Kevin Mark Trail, Ben White, Cherie Mathieson, Matt Short, Andrew Spraggon.
Photo credit: Bas van Est
Sola Rosa - In Spaces (2018)
Sola Rosa - Magnetics (2014)
Sola Rosa - Starter For 4 EP (1999)
Sola Rosa band photo, Get It Together period (2009).
Sola Rosa - Turn Around featuring Iva Lamkum (2009).
Sola Rosa live at Titirangi Festival.
Photo credit: Dave Simpson
Sola Rosa onstage.
Sola Rosa: Andrew Spraggon, Spikey Tee, Ben White, Cherie Mathieson, Matt Short.
Photo credit: Stephen Tilley
Andrew Spraggon / Sola Rosa.
Photo credit: Stephen Tilley
Sola Rosa - Humanised (feat. Bajka) - 2009
Sola Rosa - 'For The Mighty Dollar' live at RNZ, October 2020
Sola Rosa - Chasing the Sun (2020)
Sola Rosa: Matt Short, Andrew Spraggon, Kevin Mark Trail, Cherie Mathieson, Ben White.
Photo credit: Bas van Est
Sola Rosa - Spinning Top (feat. L.A Mitchell) - 2012
Sola Rosa - Turn Around (feat. Iva Lamkum) - 2009
Sola Rosa Moves On (2005)
Sola Rosa - Redeemer (feat. Deva Mahal) - 2016
Shayne Carter and Sola Rosa's Andrew Spraggon, Dimmer.
Sola Rosa, Magnetics UK tour, 2015
Labels:

Way Up Recordings


Festival Mushroom Records


Melting Pot Music


Warner Music


Agogo Records


Kartel Music Group


BC Wax

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