After losing himself in NAPIER along the New Zealand coast, songwriter George Dewhurst re-found the music inside him and returned home to create his latest project: Naipia, along with drummer Matt Leppenwell and bassist Harry Dewhurst.
By honing their sound in a machinery warehouse for the past half-year, Naipia emerged with a quiet confidence boasting an intimate pop-rock sound fused with folkish vocal melodies that at once feel both unique and familiar.
Vocalist George can be found at the front of the stage, shoe-less, in a power stance insisting you feel every word that leaves his mouth. At his side, Cousin Harry on bass, who has a natural talent at sitting in the pocket with simple, melodic grooves and Matt on drums who holds the band together with his tight-knit, and creative rhythm.
Together with personal lyrics tucked into beautiful melodies, and an ensemble that prides themselves on their tightness and groove, Naipia will leave you dancing, smiling and thirsty for more.
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