Rock | New Zealand | MERRIN MERRIN Madness Rock Band Wellington Live Music Entertainment NZ
Emerging with a new line up and an explosive new sound, MERRIN incorporates the goodness of high energy rock with soul and passion. Feel it as it smacks you in the chest in the best kind of way. Loved by many, they have played support to iconic acts I Am Giant and American band Everclear, headlining their own tours around the country and performing to big crowds at various events throughout their home town of Wellington, New Zealand.
Charlie Phillips is one of this country's most mesmerising female rock vocalists. Her passion and drive is as inspiring and intoxicating as her soul-fuelled voice. With her alluring stage presence and powerful melodies, it is not surprising that her voice has drawn a lot of interest overseas.
With an edge defined by a distinctive guitar sound driven by Karl Wootton (Rhythm Guitar) and Angelo Pantelakis (Lead Guitar), they are joined by Richard Maxwell Jnr (Drums) and Logan Wood (Bass), the powerful rhythm section, to create life and pump substance into the heartbeat of this rock focussed band.
“Guano Apes, Nico, Living Colour, Deftones, and Rage Against the Machine - you could probably name these if you really need a sonic reference” ~ Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine
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What's going on?
So...who the heck are Merrin?!
It all started years ago as a little but significant fight for a dream to become reality. A dream that has placed Merrin in front of artists such as Everclear (US), I Am Giant (NZ) and managed to get Karl and Charlie to the US to connect with some great people like Drew Copeland (Sister Hazel) and Elliot Sloan (Blessid Union of Souls).
Kick started the tour at Nivara Bar in Hamilton and who showed up?
Paul Martin from Devilskin and his stunning wife Lisa! \m/(^-^)
2017 has already seen two successful releases this year, holding NZ official chart placements and an album on the horizon Merrin are definitely on the go!” ~ Karl Wootton (Founder)
They laugh as they agree. Merrin consist of 2 European, 2 Maori and a Greek all proud New Zealanders at heart. All ready to stand loud and proud wherever the dream takes them.
"KJ" Karl Wootton (Rhythm Guitarist/BV's)
Angelo Pantelakis (Lead Guitarist/BV's)
Charlie Phillips (Female Vocalist)
"Maxwell" Richard Maxwell Jnr (Drummer/BV's)
Logan Wood (Bass Guitarist/BV's)