Trinity Roots (1998-2005) were a successful band from Wellington, New Zealand. Although they fit within New Zealand reggae they also embodied a stripped back, jazz and soul influenced rhythmic sound, which would often build up to highly emotional drum and guitar led crescendos.
The band released two highly acclaimed albums, True and Home Land and Sea. The title track from Home Land and Sea is a heartfelt anthem to Aotearoa and refers to the New Zealand Government's refusal to back down over the controversial Seabed and foreshore legislation.
Trinity Roots have played alongside international acts including Ben Harper, Lee Scratch Perry, The Mad Professor, as well as local bands such as Fat Freddys Drop, Salmonella Dub and Che Fu. Trinity Roots would often tour small towns on sellout tours. The band's song Little Things was featured prominently in an episode of the cartoon Bro Town.
The band played their final concert in February 2005 in a sellout concert to raise relief funds for the Boxing Day Tsunami at the Wellington Town Hall. The lead singer/guitarist Warren Maxwell and the other members Riki Gooch and Rio Henopo are all cu...