Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Tim Chia, Caleb Chia, Adam Ogle and Emily Roughton, these musicians are well known in the New Zealand trad scene. They grew up playing music together socially and over the years have absorbed tutoring provided by international guests associated with the NZ Gaidhealtachd, Celticanz, the Auckland Folk Festival and Ceol Aneas. They are multi-award winning musicians (including the odd colouring in competition) and continue to perform in various bands around NZ.
Both fiddle players are previous winners of the Waipu Scottish Fiddle competition, Tim being the fiddle champion in 2016 and Emily in 2012 and 2013, and have performed with the Aotea Youth Symphony, Auckland and Districts Pipe Band and City of Auckland Pipe Band (Tim), Northland Sinfonia, Whangarei Theatre Company and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Fiddlelore (Emily). Tim has also competed in the Grade One International Piping Championships in Glasgow.
Adam has toured extensively with the Indian Ink Theatre Company throughout Australia, India and Canada and was the in-house musician for the Basement Theatre in Auckland City. He recently undertook the lead role in Peach Productions’ Auckland based performance of Once the musical. Caleb is an in-demand guitarist and has performed with (amongst others) the Chias, Shimna's List, Project Albatross, OrigiNZ and at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. He also attended the South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Irish Music. All members of the band have performed in festivals such as Prana, Wellyfest, the Auckland Arts Festival and in various TV programmes and recordings.
They have now joined forces to explore a fresh and vibrant side of the music they have always loved. They love to get the party started!