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From humble beginnings in a small city in New Zealand, a musical life began as a guitarist then at 13 a simple visit to a music shop to return a broken amplifier resulted in a drum kit returning home with him.

Sneaking into venues to watch bands setup and soundcheck lead to a chance meeting with a visiting band that took interest in him with an invitation to play a song on the drums with them. He was invited to watch the gig that night from the safety of side of stage due to being underage. During their set he was pulled on stage and placed behind the kit playing his first live gig. His first band were in the audience and so began a journey that took him to eventually full-time touring of New Zealand and Queensland.

Hobart became his home in 1981 and for nearly 2 decades was a member of several successful bands which included Reckless Hearts from 1993 to 1996.

Fast forward to 2020 and creating Ma9Na as his artist’s name he began writing, recording and releasing his own songs featuring local, national and international musicians to support his own multi instrument abilities.

Complete the details here to send a message to Ma9Na (ma-nine-nuh).


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