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|Origin||Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Genres||Rock, Soul, Electronica|
|Members||Eli Paewai (drums)
Chris Mac (bass, synths)
Ji Fraser (lead guitar)
Marlon Gerbes (synths, samples)
Matiu Walters (vocals, guitar)
Six60 is an award winning five piece New Zealand rock band that formed in 2008. Their self-titled debut album was released on 10 October 2011 on their own label Massive Entertainment. The album debuted at No.1 in the New Zealand charts and was certified Gold within its first three days of release. Their first two singles "Rise Up 2.0" and "Don't Forget Your Roots" reached number one and number two respectively on the RIANZ singles chart and were both certified double and triple platinum.
Their music is a blend of soul, rock and electonica.
Six60 began life as Dunedin University students playing music together in their flat, which later developed into playing concerts for friends, flat-warmings, parties and eventually local bars. They are known for becoming popular underground due to word of mouth.
Their local following developed from Dunedin to other student hubs around the country such as Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch and Wellington.
Six60's original EP (released 2009) contained a track called 'Someone to be around.' This track was left off their debut album but remains one the most popular songs to date.
Six60 have a 4x platinum Number One debut album with triple platinum selling single "Don't Forget Your Roots", two double platinum selling singles "Only To Be" and "Rise Up", one platinum selling single "Forever", and one gold selling single "Lost".
They have toured New Zealand for three successful years, including performances at summer festivals such as La De Da, Rhythm and Vines, Splore, Homegrown and Big Day Out.
They have also preformed at a number of festivals around the world since the release of their debut album including Glastonbury Music Festival (UK), South By Southwest (Austin, TEX), CMW (Canada), Summerfest (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), CMJ Festival (NYC), Wavefront Music Festival (Chicago, Illinois), The Great Escape (UK), and Homebake (Australia).
As well as successfully touring both the UK, Europe, USA and Australia all off their debut album.
|Six60||1||1||RIANZ: 3× Platinum|
|Rise Up 2.0||
|2010||"Rise Up 2.0"||1||1||Six60||RIANZ: 2×Platinum|
|2011||"Don't Forget Your Roots"||2||1||RIANZ: 3×Platinum|
|"Only to Be"||5||1||RIANZ: 2×Platinum|
|"In the Clear"
(feat. Paul Mac)
(Not feat. ver.)
(Not feat. ver.)
Other charted songs
Awards and nominations
|Awards||Year||Type||Song or album||Notes|
|New Zealand Music Awards||2011||Single of the Year||"Rise Up 2.0"||Nominated|
|Breakthrough Artist of the Year||"Rise Up 2.0"||Nominated|
|Peoples' Choice Award||Nominated|
|New Zealand Music Awards||2012||Single of the Year||"Don't Forget Your Roots"||Won|
|Peoples' Choice Award||Won|
|Highest selling New Zealand Single||"Don't Forget Your Roots"||Won|
|Highest selling New Zealand Album||"Six60"||Won|
|Radio Airplay Record of the Year||"Don't Forget Your Roots"||Won|
|Album of the Year||"Six60"||Nominated|
|Best Electronica Album||"Six60"||Nominated|
- "Six60 in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. charts.org.nz. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
- "The New Zealand Top 40 Album Chart - The Official New Zealand Music Chart". nztop40.co.nz. Archived from the original on 2011-12-01.
- "Top 20 New Zealand Album Chart - The Official New Zealand Music Chart". nztop40.co.nz.
- "New Zealand Top 40 Single Chart - The Official New Zealand Music Chart". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 2011-12-29. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
- "Top 20 New Zealand Single Chart - The Official New Zealand Music Chart". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
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