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The Phoenix Foundation

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The Phoenix Foundation


Years Active: 1997 to present

Genre: Indie rock

Country: New zealand


Samuel Flynn Scott (Vocals/Guitar)
Luke Buda (Vocals/Guitar/Keys)
Conrad Wedde (Guitar/Keys)
Warner Emery (Bass)
Will Ricketts (Percussion)
Richie Singleton (Drums)

Artist Bio:

Founded by Conrad Wedde, Samuel Flynn Scott, and Luke Buda in 1997 while students at Wellington High School, they were joined by Tim Hansen (bass), Richie Singleton (drums) and Will Ricketts (percussion) in 2001. The band gets their name from a fictional organization on the popular television show "MacGyver."[citation needed] After playing for several years they released the China Cove EP. Their first full length album Horsepower was released by Capital Recordings in mid 2003 to critical acclaim, and was moderately successful. Horsepower included such singles as "This Charming Van" and "Let Me Die A Woman" which received extensive airplay on alternative radio stations such as 95bFM and RDU-FM. The Phoenix Foundation's second album Pegasus was released in early 2005 and again gathered further plaudits. The album was met with some commercial success, eventually obtaining Gold status in New Zealand. Warner Emery replaced Tim on bass before the recording of Pegasus.[citation needed] It had sold 1100 units by July 2006.[citation needed] It was released by Remote Control Records in Australia in October 2006. In 2005, the Phoenix Foundation toured with the Finn Brothers and put on their own theatre tour which included shows at the Wellington Opera House and Auckland's grand St James Theatre. In......[Read More]