Raw Collective

See Raw Collective at the Moon EPIC Newtown Festival After Party

In 2014, nine Wellington-based musicians came together with the sole intention of playing one gig together, only to discover that they not only absolutely smashed it, but produced some crowd-favourites that got people jiving. This is Raw Collective: a funk, jazz, and hip-hop sound, born with a livewire that drove them to record and release their debut 6-track EP only 3 months after they’d all first met.


Members of the Band:

Raw Deezy, the emcee and producer. Raw Collective’s hip-hop sound is cemented in this production, and emceeing.

On songwriting, guitar, and vocals, we’ve got Pauly Lowe, who has a strong songwriting background in blues and reggae.

Blain Fitzpatrick’s on the bass guitar; he’s the funk rock bass master of Wellington, (laughs) adding to our eclectic sound.

Kirk Mulholland performs DJ cuts and samples on the launch pad.

Drummer Jack Cromie’s background as a jazz and hip hop drummer brings the solid beat.

Moira Jones on the vocals, bringing a voice which is a main component in our sound.

The Horn Section brings that jazz sound and are all awesome performers; we’ve got Ben Hunt on trumpet/arrangement, Eilish Wilson on the alto saxophone, Blair Clarke on the tenor saxophone, and Julian Kirgan on the trombone.