ReZist is a 7-man “Heavy-Roots” band based in the Manawatu region. We are all proud alumni of UCOL’s Diploma in Contemporary Music program, where we all met and formed the band ReZist during the first semester of our second year of study in early 2014. All members have experience playing on stages in numerous local/college bands with various styles of music, Heavy Metal and Reggae being our primary genres, which gives our music a flavour similar to (but not identical to) bands such as SOLJAH, KORA and Sonz Of Zion, who are a few of our biggest influences. 

Our band consists of the following members:
Levi Lewis - Lead Vocals
Jordan Carr - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Trent Fairhurst - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Ihaka Woon - Bass
Kahurangi Hapi-Tukapua - Drums, Backing Vocals
Taepa Martin - Keys, Rap
Otene Rakatau - Keys

So far we have been privileged enough to play at venues such as the Globe Theatre and the Regent on Broadway in Palmerston North, the Denbigh Hotel in Feilding and King St. Live in Masterton, alongside bands like Positive Kii and L40. Our sound is what we call “Rap, Rock, Reggae” or “Heavy-Roots”. As the name suggests, it is a steady mix of the feel and rhythm of Reggae held up by the solid back-bone of Heavy Metal, with a slight Hip-Hop twist here and there to keep it fresh. We are extremely passionate about our music, both on the stage & in the studio, and we are currently working on producing an E.P. Our Facebook page may be found at the link noted below, containing crowd footage of various performances and relevant information about our upcoming events. 

Management Contact

Trent Fairhurst - 0272321189





morning whanau keep the votes coming as today were 2nd in the daily chart. it only takes 20 seconds and we need your help :) ITS FRIDAY :) thanks for your support
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Too much you guys, day 6 and still on top!

We have also been winning the daily chart except for yesterday, which means we are getting more votes than everyone else each day. Help us continue to push forward and win this!
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Day 2 peeps! We worked our way up to #1 yesterday and are still there. But we need you guys if we want to keep it that way :)

Get voting & sharing fams :)
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Awesome fams, we're #1! keep it up, it doesn't end there. Remember to vote daily, and share share share!

You can download for free, just become a fan.

Lets keep it up, and thank you to everyone who has helped out so far!
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HERE IT IS! At last, our first track is ready for you. Head over to The Audience to vote for us and collect your free download of "Lockdown". You can vote for us every day this month, which will give us the chance to receive funding to create a music video. Slight muck up earlier but heres the real deal! We are competing against other artists as well, so get on it and vote DAILY whanau. Join us on our Journey

Lets do this fams!
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ReZist, no longer silent. First track coming your way Monday the 1st of September! Like and Share fams
We're on our way.