Hiatus Kaiyote at The Opera House

Popular jazz funk band Hiatus Kaiyote, hailing from Melbourne, is hitting Wellington next February for a special show at The Opera House

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11 Feb 2022


Opera House, 111-113 Manners Street

Popular jazz-funk band Hiatus Kaiyote, hailing from Melbourne, is hitting Wellington in February 2022 for a special show at The Opera House.

Consistently delivering talent and class, the band is made up of Naomi ‘Nai Palm’ Saalfield with guitar and vocals, Paul Bender on bass, Simon Mavin on keys, and Perrin Moss on drums.

The crew began recording together in Melbourne and performed at local venues, becoming known in the city. Following the release of their first LP Tawk Tomahawk in 2012, the band became increasingly recognised by critics and fellow musicians, including the likes of Erykah Badu, Questlove and Prince.

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Hiatus Kaiyote cemented their position in the world of music when they received their first R&B Grammy nomination for single Nakamarra. This was followed by a second nomination for Breathing Underwater, featured on their 2015 album Choose Your Weapon.

Today Hiatus Kaiyote has up to one million monthly listeners and nearly 30 million streams worldwide on Nakamarra alone, with fans around the globe.

At the upcoming Wellington show, the band will share tracks from their robust body of work, including from the yet to be released Mood Valiant, an album that was created with Brazilian arranger Arthur Verocai and sits comfortably in the intersection of jazz, fun and R&B.

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