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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 K​arl 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” ~ K​atarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine

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What's going on?

2017 - 30th June Supporting MISHAP for their "Hey Allie" Music Video Release

2017 - 9th to the 21st of June our 1st Album eva!

2017 - 19th May Live at The Angus Inn 8.30pm start

2017 - 12th May Live at The Grand, Wellington.

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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.


Merrin are: 

"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)

We'll let you decide

February 1, 2018

Life of 2017

Wow looking back, we had a busy year. 

Day one of the New year, we kicked it into gear with the release of our single and music video for Mr Dominant.  It was game on and we set ourselves some big challenges for the year ahead.

The next few months s...

October 25, 2017

We are grateful to those who can take the time to review us.  This is our little way of creating awareness for their work.  Thank you everyone for your time.

Rogue Inc - Kris Peters
The music itself breezes from aggressive rock/metal to almost glam metal at times w...

September 27, 2017

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us this week.  We have been placed #8 on the NZ Album Official Charts, which effectively put us at #1 as the fastest rising artist to chart in the Heatseekers which also placed us at #41 on the Top 40 Global.  You rule...

August 20, 2017

I've recently realised that we are like that game ... ya know the one sesame street used to play?  One of these things is not like the others.  Yeah that game haha, yeah well, I seem to be singing that song hauntingly in my head a lot lately.  Like in the tone of Coral...

August 6, 2017

Hey all you wonderful people, some have been asking for sneaky peaks so I thought I would pop a few up where I can.  The first is War Within, I can't speak for all artists but I find it really hard as a lyricist, to stay afloat and I guess "in the light" sometimes when...

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