Sola Rosa

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Sola Rosa Short Info

From his humble beginnings experimenting with a 4-track recorder at the tender age of 19, Sola Rosa frontman Andrew Spraggon has gone on to cultivate over 15 years of rich, well-crafted melodic beats. Weaving and infusing a rotating mix of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, latin, neo-soul and funk, before topping it with an icing of assorted and diverse vocalists, Sola Rosa have released six critically acclaimed long players to date. The most recent being 2014’s Magnetics, a soulful dreamscape of sound and new direction for Sola Rosa and the winner of ‘Best Soul & R&B’ award in the heralded iTunes ‘Best of 2014’. Magnetics showcases an eclectic assortment of fresh vocalists from across the globe: Kevin Mark Trail (UK), Sharlene Hector (UK), Jordan Rakei (AUS), Georgia Anne Muldrow (US), Tawiah (UK), Noah Slee (AUS) and Oliver Daysoul (UK).

Keyboard player, percussionist, and beat maestro, Andrew Spraggon has recruited a revolving door of Sola Rosa collaborative incarnations and a band of talented session players that included members of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Opensouls and Ladi6, and most recently British artist and The Streets co-vocalist Kevin Mark Trail .

Over the years Sola Rosa have climbed lofty musical heights in their native New Zealand, including a #1 position on the iTunes and Independent Music album charts with their 2009 Gold status record ‘Get It Together’. Other awards for the band include Best Independent Release in the 2000 bNet Music Awards for the ‘Entrance To Skyway’ (EP) and Best Electronica Album in 2001 for ‘Solarized’. As well as nominations at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2006, Best Producer and Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2009 and Best Electronic Album in 2012.

Internationally, the band have been championed by the likes of Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 6 (UK) and Jeremy Sole, KCRW (USA). Their lead single from ‘Get It Together - Del Ray’ was picked up by several compilations, including DJ Ease’s edition of Stereo Deluxe’s ‘Coming Home’ series, and Putumayo’s Latin Beats compilation. The album’s full release in Europe and the USA, along with a successful debut tour of both, received attention from radio stations such as KCRW (L.A.) and Funkhaus Europa (EU) across both continents, and was picked out as Marco Werman’s album of the year for 2011. Several of the album’s tracks were licensed for use on episodes of Criminal Minds, The Protector, Gossip Girl and Mob Wives. As Magnetics continues to receive critical acclaim locally, Sola Rosa now look across the seas towards an extensive tour of the UK and Europe to consolidate on their growing popularity in these territories.

From his humble beginnings experimenting with a 4-track recorder at the tender age of 19, Sola Rosa frontman Andrew Spraggon has gone on to cultivate over 15 years of rich, well-crafted melodic beats. Weaving and infusing a rotating mix of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, latin, neo-soul and funk, before topping it with an icing of assorted and diverse vocalists, Sola Rosa have released six critically acclaimed long players to date. The most recent being 2014’s Magnetics, a soulful dreamscape of sound and new direction for Sola Rosa and the winner of ‘Best Soul & R&B’ award in the heralded iTunes ‘Best of 2014’. Magnetics showcases an eclectic assor...

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Past Gigs Sola Rosa

  • 09 | 2015 Wicked Jazz Sounds (Sugar Factory) - Amsterdam Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 09 | 2015 Canvas - Amsterdam Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 09 | 2015 Hot Damn, The Talk - Norwich Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 09 | 2015 Synergy Centre - Brighton Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 09 | 2015 The Attic - Bristol Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 08 | 2015 Cosmopolitan Carnival - Leicestershire Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 08 | 2015 Shambala Festival - Northhamptonshire Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 08 | 2015 Hifi Club - Leeds Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 08 | 2015 Greenman Festival - Wales Magnetics - EU Tour
  • 08 | 2015 Hoxton Bar -London Magnetics - EU Tour

Discography Sola Rosa

  • 2014 Magnetics Album | Way Up / Agogo
  • 2012 Low and Behold. High and Beyond Album | Way Up / Agogo
  • 2009 Get It Together Album | Way Up / MPM
  • 2005 Moves On Album | Warners
  • 2003 Haunted Out-takes Album | FMR
  • 2001 Solarized Album | FMR

Media

  • Sound Turn Around Feat. Iva Lamkum
  • Sound Del Ray
  • Sound Spinning Top Ft. L.A. Mitchell
  • Sound Both Of Us Ft. Kevin Mark T...

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Origin

  • Auckland NZ

Founded

  • 1999

Members

  • Andrew Spraggon Producer / Keys / Percussion
  • Kevin Mark Trail Vocals
  • Matt Short Bass / Keys
  • Dixon Nacey Guitar
  • Cherie Mathieson Vocals
  • Chris Grant Drums

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