Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018

Herb's singer Thomas Nepia passes away

We're very sad to hear of the passing of legendary Herb's percussionist and singer Thomas Nepia this week. He was an integral figure in the band, who were inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame in 2012.

His fellow bandmate Lionel Hemoata Nelson described him as one of the key people holding the band together. "We'd do big gigs, awards and he would be the most solid and safe guy, I respect him for that".

He has also been an inspiration to many musicians of the next generation, pioneering a particular vocal style, and encouraging conscious songwriting.

Nepia will be greatly missed as part of the music community, and our thoughts go to his whanau.

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