Rank #2 NZ Lower Hutt, NZ Rock / Rock, Alt. Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Adult Cont...


  • Karl Wootton Guitar
  • Charlie Phillips Vocals
  • Lisa Tagaloa Bass
  • Richard Maxwell Jr Drums
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Sounds Like: Epica, Nightwish, Tina Turner, No Doubt, Skunk Anansie

Label: Musik and Film / Musik and Film Promotions, Musik Radio Promotions

Manager: Stephen Wrench

Bio: "An EXPLOSIVE cocktail of sultry, soul infused ROCK"

Based in Wellington New Zealand, MERRIN is a 4 piece powerhouse of thunderous guitar, gut-busting groove and heart wrenching vocals.

Follow Karl, Charlie, Lisa and Richie as they claw their way through the jungle of 'beginner's anonymity' to ... See Full Bio

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"Charlie's voice appears to have that sweet, smoky and powerful quality that stands out like vast mountains in the cold distance"
—  2J Rae: Mi2N.com
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  • 2013

    Jul 6

    Wellington, NZ | 8:00pm

    Wellington, NZ
    Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:00pm


    We are off to Australia to do battle at the 'Global Battle of the Bands competition: Australasian Final' Getting to Sydney is a pricy deal and after having a break after our tour we thought we would chuck on a bit of a party. We are co-inciding this party with the release of our second single. 'Gambling with the Devil' So come along and help us get to Australia to show them how we rock in NZ! in support we have the groove machine that is 'Merrin' we also have the sonic boom of 'Monroe' and instrumental maestros 'Triplet' Doors open @ 8pm. Entry is $10 on the door.

  • 2013

    May 31

    Lower Hutt, NZ | 8:00pm

    Lower Hutt, NZ
    Fri May 31, 2013 8:00pm
  • 2013

    May 25

    Wellington, NZ | 2:00pm

    Wellington, NZ
    Sat May 25, 2013 2:00pm


    Come and hang out for one, some, all - we'll even supply you with a pass out if you have to leave for a while. Should be no need though, you can eat good food, hang out on the balcony, hang out on the comfy couches, have a drink or two, listen to some stellar music, buy merchandise from your favourite band(s) and just soak up the amazing performances. Great day to be had by all. I think you can even get free city WiFi there.We do it for you, eh! We might have to organise prizes for the long lasters! Suggestions accepted ah, no um, prolly not all suggestions!

  • 2013

    May 4

    Paraparaumu, KAPIT, NZ | 3:30pm
    Paraparaumu, KAPIT, NZ
    Sat May 04, 2013 3:30pm


    As part of the Kapiti Music Festival

  • 2013

    Apr 6

    Wellington, NZ | 8:30pm

    Wellington, NZ
    Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:30pm


    Well looky what we got here! 3rd Rock Collective aka MERFIINROE aka MERRIN, FIIN and MONROE are celebrating a milestone ... a tour perhaps? You'll have to come on down to Bar Medusa to find out! Drinks will be flowing, bodies melting and sweat raining - all in the name of pure, unadulterated ROCK. HELL YEAH!! Here's to bumping heads in the moshpit - see you there :) This just in ... If you buy tickets at the door it'll cost you $10 but for a limited time, pre-sale tickets are available from Under The Radar for only $7. I repeat, $7! That's a CRAZY bargain right there so as soon as UTR make the link available, we'll post it up ♥

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  • Darren Lee Richardson (Artist) Darren Lee Richardson
    Solid... strong... great stuff. Best to you...
  • The Lost Will Follow (Artist) The Lost Will Follow
    Listening to fill the need right now. Awesome tune! Thank you for the support.
  • The Lost Will Follow (Artist) The Lost Will Follow
    You guys rule! Great web site. Awesome songs! you support as well. Great combo!
  • Vanilla Wafa (Artist) Vanilla Wafa
    Great hearing you on Rockers Dive...Awesome stuff...Yo frend, The Wafa
  • IceChrystalls (Artist) IceChrystalls
    Loved your music on Rockers Dive Radio. Loving it all the more here. Runaway is awesome :)
  • iScat (Artist) iScat
    Loving the funk/rock fusion of Can't drain me dry. Awesome vibe and powerful vocal :)
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