Southside of Bombay

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Southside of Bombay
OriginNew Zealand
Years active1992–present
Members
  • Kevin Hotu (aka Hodges)
  • Joseph Fa'amaoni
  • Brent Thompson
  • Anne Pritchard
  • David Fiu
  • Hareruia Aperahama
  • Kua Ranea Aperahama
  • Maaka McGregor
  • Warren Maxwell
  • Kali Barton

Southside of Bombay were a Māori band. They are best known for their single 'What's the Time, Mr Wolf?' which was originally released in 1992. The song was re-released following its appearance in the 1994 film and on the soundtrack of Once Were Warriors,[1] after which it became second best selling New Zealand single that year.[2]

The band took their name from the Bombay Hills in northern New Zealand. The hills are traditionally the boundary between Auckland city and the rest of the country, and to be from "south of the Bombays" colloquially means not to be from Auckland.

Members[edit]

  • Kevin Hotu (aka Hodges)
  • Joseph Fa'amaoni (aka Ewens)
  • Brent Thompson
  • Anne Pritchard
  • David Fiu
  • Hareruia Aperahama
  • Kua Ranea Aperahama
  • Damon Grant
  • Maaka McGregor
  • Elliotte Fuimaono
  • Warren Maxwell
  • Kali Barton
  • Christine Morris

Discography[edit]

Albums

Year Album
1992 All Across the World

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
New Zealand
[3]
1992 All Across the World 39
1994 What's the Time, Mr Wolf? 3
1995 Kia Mau (featuring Mina Ripia)[1]

Compilation appearances[4]

Year Album Song Record company
1994 Once Were Warriors Soundtrack What's the Time, Mr Wolf? Milan Records
1995 Kiwi Rock, Vol. 2 What's the Time, Mr Wolf? EMI Music
1996 In the Neighbourhood What's the Time, Mr Wolf? WEA
2001 Pagan Gold What's The Time Mr Wolf? Pagan Records

Awards[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[2][5]

  • 1993 'Best Māori Recording' for "All Across the World"
  • 1996 'Best Polynesian Recording' for "Umbadada"
  • 1996 'Mana Māori Award' for "Kia Mau"
  • 1996 'Mana Reo Award' for "Kia Mau"
  • 1999 'Mana Maori Award' for "Live In Aotearoa"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pagan Singles, 1986 -2000". simongrigg.info. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Southside of Bombay". muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Southside of Bombay". charts.nz. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Southside of Bombay". Discogs. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Wai profile". womad.org. Retrieved 22 May 2010.