Country of Origin: New Zealand
Formed in 2007, Raglan band Zion Hill is made up of co-founding members, bass player Damian Hepi-Te Huia; lead guitarist & guitar synth maestro Shailah Rudolph; alongside front man Gavin Dempsey & in 2009 introduced drummer Jesse Bates directly from Australia.
It would be unfair (some would even say brazen) to state that since their formation Zion Hill have eclipsed all previous counterparts. Like a conscious force of nature they have stepped over the competition with musical miles to spare, always pushing forward with their effortlessly powerful fusion of rock and reggae, leaving audiences wanting more across Aotearoa. It is only once you have stepped away from the hypnotic flame that is Zion Hill's exciting live sound, that one can reflect on the connection that was made. A connection not only between the musicians and their audience, but also between the musicians themselves. A deep-rooted and conscious vibe that has made Zion Hill one of the most exciting and forward-thinking bands in the country.