sábado, 21 de junio de 2014


Salmonella Dub is a Dub/Drum n Bass/Reggae/Roots band from Kaikoura, New Zealand. The band was formed in 1992 by Andrew Penman, David Deakins and Mark Tyler. The band has toured extensively throughout New Zealand, Australia, and Europe, including the UK and Ireland.


The original Salmonella Dub line-up formed in 1992 in Christchurch, NZ. They played their first gig in January 1993 at theWestport racecourse. The 'Dubbies' have rightfully been called the pioneers and originators of a unique Pacific style of dub/drum ‘n’ bass/reggae/hip hop and groove-based rock, along with other influential 90s bands like Hallelujah Picassos,Nemesis Dub Systems, Unitone HiFi, and to some degree, Supergroove. Acts such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, Shapeshifter, Cornerstone Roots, Kora, and Trinity Roots as well as the new wave of Australian acts like Budspells, Rastawookie, King Tide, Red Eyes, and the likes, can all thank Salmonella Dub for breaking new ground, in an Australasian alternative music scene which was dominated through most of the 1990s by straight guitar rock, and electronic dance music.

The group worked for some time with MC Tiki Taane, who began mixing their live sets in 1996, and later joined the band onstage to rap, sing, and play guitar. After developing a profile with the band, Taane embarked on a solo career in 2007. Other guest or collaborative artists have included Paddy Free (of Pitch Black) who produced the most recent album release Freak Controller and performed with the band; and guests Whirimako Black, Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns and MC Mana. The band has also collaborated with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Hamish McKietch.

Recent touring entourage includes: Peter Wood, Antsmif, Jason Young (audio), Steve Jarden (lighting); guest performers Paul Buchanan (the Mighty Asterix).

In February 2008, Salmonella Dub and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra collaborated for the Feel The Seasons Change tour of New Zealand with shows performed in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Nelson. The Feel The Seasons Change project combined Salmonella Dub’s contemporary music and production values with elements of the Maori language, the ancient arts of taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments) and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's classical music tradition."United by background images of our geography and history, the omnipresent birdsong of Richard Nunns on traditional Maori instruments, and the outstanding vocals of jazz-blues singer Whirimako Black, the collaboration was certainly intriguing if for its sheer scale. Between songs, conductor Hamish McKeich was careful not to trip over his players, squeezed on to two-thirds of the stage; Salmonella Dub looked oddly well-behaved and vulnerable standing next to them."

At the New Zealand Radio Awards in 2009 Radio New Zealand became the first non commercial radio to win the Supreme Award including Best Technical Production, Studio or Outside Broadcast Recording with Feel the Seasons Change – Live with the NZSO.

The band will release the single Same Home Town in 2013 in honour of their 20th birthday. The single is dedicated to theDux de Lux, the early Christchurch venue for the band.

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