Three Houses Down was formed in 2004 by Robert Pome'e, Lisiate Langi, Sione Pome'e, Charlie Pome’e, Loiola Pome'e (the five founding members) and their friends and family after Rob left another band that was based - three houses up the road from their parents home. The band PA and equipment was purchased by Rob’s dad Talanoa after some encouragement from the boy's grandfather Tevita Aho Pome’e, who sadly passed away recently.
The band is built on a strong choral tradition. Rob, his father and his late grandfather have all been choirmasters. The band are based in Otara and have built up a large and loyal live following by playing gigs week in, week out. They are known for tight musicianship, a good work ethic and putting on a great show.
Three Houses Down specialise in reggae. They are highly talented and gifted in vocals, musical instruments, musical composition & so forth. When they entertain, they inspire others to use their gifts and talents to the best of their ability.
Three Houses Down are:
- Charlie Pome'e- Lead vocalist & guitarist
- John Pome'e - Vocalist & sound technician
- Rob Pome'e - Vocalist, keyboardist
- Matt Auva'a - Bass
- Albert - Drums
- Saia Manu, Ben & Liva Tapueluelu - Horn section
- Tonga Vaea - Lead keyboards
- Josh Iopu - Lead guitar