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General Fiyah & Three Houses Down

When:

Sat 8 Apr 2017, 8:00pm

Where: Kalah Bar, 11b Hall Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Three Houses Down, one of New Zealand's best-loved and most enduring reggae bands, have added a new family member to their line-up - and he's just 10 years old.

Nicholas Pome, who goes by the stage name General Fiyah, is the son of founding member Rob Pome, and features on their summer anthem Love and Affection, which was released on Thursday.

Formed in 2004 by brothers Rob, Sione and Charlie Pome, Three Houses Down hit the big time with their 2009 award-winning single Kanikapila and album Breakout.

Over the last decade, they have toured with and played alongside international acts such as UB40, Ali Campbell, Inner Circle, Wailers, Ziggy Marley and Shaggy and have made waves at Reggaelution, Reggaemuffin, Parihaka, Splore and Big Day Out, festivals.

"Three Houses Down was initially formed for one main reason, to keep the bond of the three brothers together," says Sione. "With this being said, our children grew up into the music. General Fiyah (Rob's son) is the oldest grandchild and our father would teach him how to sing and he spent most of his free time taking him to piano lessons."

The Otara-based band soon realised that Nicholas wasn't just a great singer, he was composing his own original material. Charlie started worked with him on lyrics and a tune, which turned into Love and Affection.

"I wrote this song because I had a crush on this girl at school but she had no interest in me," says Nicholas. "I soon discovered that all I needed in this day and age is the love of my family and I wanted to make clear, especially to those that have been there for me since day one - like grandpa - that I wanted to be there for them, just as they are there for me."

Stuff:
http://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/86392594/Kiwi-reggae-legends-add-10-year-old-to-line-up

Presented by: Irie Nation

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