Dr. Reknaw is a seven piece psychedelic supergroup with roots in funk, soul, hip-hop and dub.
Beginning with two sisters as an acoustic duo, producing beautiful close knit harmonies, Dr. Reknaw has grown into an empowering groove-machine, sharing messages of connectedness to te whenua and to our fellow humans.
Julia Cooper (Lead vocalist) and Bass maestro Sophie Cooper, are the front-women that Kiwi dub music has always wanted! With the addition of their long time friend the prolific saxophone virtuoso Eilish Wilson; this beautiful group feels like it was always meant to be!
Adding to the close nit family nature of the band, Dr. Reknaw boasts the talented Hutt City Brass legends and brothers with a deep rooted musical chemistry: Jeremy and Hayden Richardson manning the drums and trumpet.
The band has worked with a number of high caliber cats since its inception, and currently Leo Coghini and Ben Stewart are on the keys. On guitar, Jules Blewman and Zane Hawkins complete the ensemble.
The band have formed a huge catalog of original tunes and flavoursome rhythms, including the well known single ‘Advocate’ and are soon to release ‘Kereru’.
Based in Wellington, the Doctors can be found administering their musical medicine in bars, parks and festivals all around Aotearoa.
Live video: https://youtu.be/9eMZ8TiUy9M