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Oyawa

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The short Bio lowdown… Oyawa, the classic line up of two guitars, bass, drums and vocals, however none of the members seem to want to accept the traditional roles that go with that particular setup.

Nikki Ngatai, singer/guitarist, sings like she should be in the Vandellas whilst playing guitar like she should be in Polvo. The other guitarist Cliff Bateman saw the Who in utero but favors the harsh tones of certain touch and go bands. There are no rhythm and lead roles as they push and pull and clash against each other whilst the rhythm section churn away in the foreground. The drummer Miles Gillett was raised by a prog jazzer but fell in love with the simplicity of American Indie and hardcore while Brett Garrity on bass believes that repetition is not a dirty word and also provides counterpoint vocals to the melodic singing up front.
If all this seems a bit noisy…it is…but they also know when to shut up and what it takes to make a song both accessible and also interesting.

Band Members:
Nikki Ngatai
Miles Gillett
Brett Garrity
Cliff Bateman

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  • Auckland


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