Our Story

Soul Paua are a critically acclaimed Maori and Samoa group that produce original acoustic soul / folk(!).  We perform primarily as an acoustic trio but can perform as a full (electric) band on request.   

All songs are composed by brothers Jerry and Maurice Banse.  Soul Paua’s first album 'Pohewa' (‘The Dreamer') was nominated for best Maori album in NZ Music Awards and we have performed regularly domestically and internationally since then.  Individually we have written music for stage, TV and radio, and supported international touring artists such as George Benson.

Soul Paua is strongly influenced by Maori and Polynesian culture and history, which its combines with contemporary music and instruments.

Soul Paua are working on a new album of original music for release in late 2017.  Feel free to contact!