From his humble beginnings experimenting with a 4-track recorder at the tender age of 19, Sola Rosa frontman Andrew Spraggon has gone on to cultivate over 15 years of rich, well-crafted melodic beats. Weaving and infusing a rotating mix of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, latin, neo-soul and funk, before topping it with an icing of assorted and diverse vocalists, Sola Rosa have released six critically acclaimed long players to date. The most recent being 2014’s Magnetics, a soulful dreamscape of sound featuring an eclectic assortment of fresh vocalists from across the globe and the winner of ‘Best Soul & R&B’ award in the heralded iTunes ‘Best of 2014’.
As Magnetics continues to receive critical acclaim in New Zealand, Sola Rosa now look across the seas towards an extensive Sound System tour of the UK and Europe this August to consolidate their growing popularity in these territories, helped by support from the likes of Huey Morgan (Radio 6), Jeremy Sole (KCRW, USA), DJ Ease (Nightmares on Wax) and Funkhaus Europa.
The Sound System show features The Streets co-vocalist Kevin Mark Trail.