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Wellington-based band Supermodel is the most invigorating melodic rock act to emerge out of NZ.

The pop-rock quartet released their highly acclaimed debut album To The Mountains in August, led by charismatic lead singer/songwriter Mark Hanify.

Mark’s lead guitar work and powerful vocals flow effortlessly alongside his younger sister Rose Hanify’s angelic voice, complimented by their rock solid back-line: Michael White on bass and Tony Kemp on drums. Their lush backing vocals accompany Mark’s melodies, which shift from crooner to Freddie Mercury in a heartbeat.

Live, they are not to be missed. The four-piece create thick harmonies that move the soul, drawing devoted fans and large crowds to their shows. Having opened for the likes of Midnight Youth, Gin Wigmore, The Feelers, Frankie Stevens and Dane Rumble, Supermodel can entertain any crowd – from humble pubs in Whanganui to the cavernous TSB Arena in Wellington.

And they are not afraid to entertain crowds of up to 15,000+ at outdoor events. Supermodel packed out Toast Martinborough and scored slots for popular national festivals including Rhythm ‘n Vines and Homegrown this year.

Internationally, Supermodel are making waves. They packed out the historic 100 Club in London last year after a three-week stint at Modern World Studios in the Cotswolds. The album was recorded by respected Welsh producer Greg Haver (Opshop, Manic Street Preachers) and features hit singles Blondie, The Walk of Shame, Send Me Dreaming, and their next hit song Want To Move.

With influences including The Beatles, Queen, Muse and The Strokes, and an extensive album release and tour on the cards, Supermodel is heading for the top.

Last edited: 22.03.16

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