PAUA 'FOR THE PEOPLE' | EP TOUR | HAMILTON QLD
Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton QLD
23 November 2018 (20:00)
Taking you to that place via Reggae fusion, soulful RNB urges, incognito jazz spills, 808 ends, Paua is one of the most innovative bands on the scene while maintaining an uncluttered heavy roots-reggae groove and relatable, catchy lyrics.
Paua have released 2 albums and a string of singles that have made serious noise. Many releases have hit #1 on the iTunes reggae charts in Australia, New Zealand and abroad. Smash hit “Coming Home” from the 2011 self-titled debut album has become a household favorite and audiences recite the lyrics word-for-word. Paua’s releases have received mainstream and regional radio play in the South Pacific and globally and were honored to be finalists at the 2016 & 2012 Waiata Maori Music Awards.
Creating chemistry between music and their audience Paua have brought their highenergy, polished live show to audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand with extensive tours and numerous invitations to go abroad. Lead singer Jay says ‘we are extending our positive message to the world’.
Having shared the stage on proclaimed festivals such as the sold out ‘One Love NZ 2017’, ‘East Coast Vibes’, ‘Ngapuhi Fest’ & ‘One Love 2015 & 2016’ alongside reggae giants such as ‘Steel Pulse’, ‘Black Slate’, ‘Big Mountain’, ‘Julian Marley’, ‘The Green’, ‘Katchafire’, ‘Third World’, ‘Kolohe Kai’ & ‘Tarrus Riley’, Paua are forever enlightening the masses.
Residing in Brisbane, Australia, Paua includes Maori heritage hailing from Aotearoa (New Zealand) combined with a multicultural collective of musicians from Australia
and Philippines. Although band members grew up in vastly different musical backgrounds, they came together for the mutual love of reggae music.
As Jay articulates, “The way we see it is like this; our sound is organic, created from the heart and soul. If you make music from the heart, write words from the soul and give it your all every time you perform, then just maybe others will feel it too. Not talking business, just music.” Paua has soul, Paua has sway, and their sound has been nurtured to bring PAUA TO THE PEOPLE!