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It all starts in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2008. Matiu Walters, Eli Paewai, Ji Fraser, Marlon Gerbes, and Chris Mac turn their infamous flat at 660 Castle Street into a rehearsal room with attached live stage: they jam out in the bedroom, the living room becomes a club for friends and family – and just like that, the impromptu gigs are known all over the neighbourhood. Everyone wants the five smart guys at their party or local bar, because Six60’s unbelievable energy is talk of the town in the blink of an eye.
The five-piece released a self-titled album in 2011 which debuted at No.1 in the New Zealand charts, with their first two singles – Rise Up 2.0 and Don’t Forget Your Roots being certified double and triple platinum, respectively. The band released a follow-up album by the same name, Six60 (2), in 2015, with all of its songs appearing on the New Zealand Artists Singles Chart within the first week of release.
Six60's sound is an untamed blend of soul, rock, dubstep, and drum and bass. Their songs are just as much fun listening to via headphones, as they are soaked in sweat at one of their celebrated live shows.
Last updated: August, 2017