Genre: Alternative, Indie
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Betchadupa is a New Zealand pop/rock group. Formed in 1997, in Auckland, the band features Liam Finn, son of Neil Finn, of Crowded House and Split Enz and Matt Eccles, son of Brent Eccles (previously a member of The Angels and Citizen Band).
Betchadupa (originally called Lazy Boy - the name change followed threatened legal action from the chair company of the same name) had its origins when Liam and Matt met whilst their families were on holidays in New Zealand. Their first song, written when both boys were 11, was called 'Gee This Sounds Good, I Can't Believe We Wrote It'.
The band based themselves in London, UK after spending much of 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. The band have been on hiatus while Liam has undergone a solo career. It is unsure that the band will ever reform.
Betchadupa has had extensive experience playing with such bands as Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Jane's Addiction and ended the year 2001 on a high playing alongside Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder at the Neil Finn and Friends concert in Auckland, and being named Top New Act at the prestigious NZ Music Awards as well as becoming the toast of the South By Southwest Music Convention in Austin, Texas in January 2003.