Record labels Ode Records, Patu Colbert
|Genres reggae, Roots Reggae|
|Origin Kerikeri, New Zealand (2004)|
Members Patu Colbert, Darren Katene, Shaun Colbert
Albums Jah Rydem, Covers Album, Relax
Similar House of Shem, Tomorrow People, Che Fu, Aotearoa Reggae All Stars, Ardijah
The band began in 2004 as a three-piece act formed by Patu Colbert and his sons Shaun and Jimmy. Five other members joined the band over the next five years as the original members felt they needed more musicians to produce the sound they wanted. The band's lead singer is Darren Katene.
The name 1814 was taken from the year that missionary Samuel Marsden held the first sermon on the shores of Horeke in the Bay of Islands. The band have played alongside several Kiwi favourites including Ardijah, Katchafire, Cornerstone Roots, Unity Pacific, Che Fu, and Moana and the Tribe and many more
Their first album, Jah Rydem, was released in 2008. It was produced by Wiremu Karaitiana and recorded at the Muscle Music Studios in the north of New Zealand. With positive reviews. In 2011 The Covers Album was released in New Zealand by producer Hayden Taylor. Of Yorkstreet Recording Studios and mastered by Chris Winchcombe. It features a fresh 1814 spin on legendary artists from Johnny Cash, Ring of fire to UB40, Picture on the wall.
With natural changes to the Band Second album "Relax" was released the following year. A new feel and direction for the summer reggae sounds like "Sunshine,"written by saxophonist Chris Pierce and "Unite" cowritten and sung by Neihana Mackey Harrison and new addition female vocalist Kalani Marsters. The Relax album was produced and mastered by band founder Patu Colbert and producer Hayden Taylor at Yorkstreet Recording Studios in Auckland.
Jah RastafariJah Rydem · 2008
Let My People GoJah Rydem · 2008
Whakahonohono MaiJah Rydem · 2008