19th May 2017
Prefab, Wellington, New Zealand.
Photography by Alexander Hallag.
Since moving to Wellington is 2016, Nation have been quickly making waves in the local music scene. Miharo Gregory plays the keys and delivers soulful vocals. Ngarewa Reid brings his love of metal to Nation’s intricate guitar lines, while Dhanesh Parmar brings the grooves with his beautifully written bass lines. The band’s foundations are held strong by the rhythmic versatility and skill of drummer Marcus Gurtner.
The band have continued to grow their fanbase with a successful South Island Tour in early 2017 (including double shows in Invercargill and Dunedin), a full house as part of Wellington’s Meridian Gardens Magic Summer City programme, support slots at sold out shows, as well as their own successful headline gigs. With more new music in the works, North Island shows set for this year, and an Australian tour in 2018, great things are on the horizon for Nation.
Were you there at The Prefab Hall for this superb show? Or have you seen Nation live somewhere else? Tell us about it in the comments below!
This review is a part of our NZ Music Month coverage, celebrating new and upcoming Kiwi artists. For more information on Nation you can visit their website, or follow them on Facebook. For more information on NZ Music Month you can visit their website.