TrinityRoots are founding members Warren Maxwell (Fat Freddy's Drop, Little Bushman), Rio Hunuki-Hemopo (Breaks Co-op, Fat Freddy's Drop) and recent addition and honourary 'little sister' Jean Pompey on drums. Of their latest addition Maxwell states that “… Jean has brought a fantastic dynamic to the band, especially being a woman. It's given us a new, different kind of perspective.”
Of their forthcoming smaller-scale Easter shows, Rio is effusive: “The Sawmill have supported TrinityRoots since the early days and we can't wait to come back and play there again!”, and it is difficult to imagine a more appropriate venue to catch this newly reinvigorated band
About Trinity Roots: TrinityRoots comprised of three of New Zealand’s most acclaimed artists – Warren Maxwell (lead vocals/guitars/keys), Rio Hunuki-Hemopo (bass/vocals) and Riki Gooch (drums/vocals)– who together embodied the New Zealand groove that was ground breaking in Aotearoa’s roots scene.
During their 7 years together, TrinityRoots created a large and loyal fan base through hypnotic live performances which included evocative rhythms and harmonies steeped in a lineage of soul, reggae and roots that transcend the boundaries defined by genre.
Indigenous, organic and utterly unique,
their music was captured on their self-titled EP (2000) and two albums - True (2002) and Home, Land and Sea (2004).