SOLA ROSA ‘CHASING THE SUN’ ALBUM OUT NOW The next musical chapter of Andrew Spraggon, aka Sola Rosa, has arrived with the release of new long player, Chasing The Sun, out now. Five years in the making, and honed to perfection, the project was written and recorded between Auckland, London and Sydney and […]
Just in time to herald in the new season, Andrew Spraggon aka Sola Rosa turns up the heat with the party-starting new single, Something Good. Stream ‘Something Good’ Featuring the vocal stylings of Sydney singer-songwriter Thandi Phoenix, who has been touted as “one of Australia’s most promising up and comers” (The AU Review), this […]
The latest single Shine On from the upcoming album Chasing The Sun is a funk testament to positivity and strength. The new tune features rising Australian star Thandi Phoenix who we caught up with from her home in Sydney to talk music, how she connected with Sola Rosa and how she’s adjusting to the new normal… […]
We Love Aotearoa is a group of friends from around the world who found themselves based in Auckland as COVID-19 spread throughout the globe. Whilst being here they have been overwhelmed by the Manaakitanga and Aroha they have received from the people of Aotearoa and are throwing a FREE party to celebrate! The event runs from 11 AM–11 […]
Sola Rosa delivers a laid-back funk testament to positivity and strength on red hot single Shine On, from his upcoming album, Chasing The Sun. Stream ‘Shine On’ Shine On showcases the effortless talent of rising Australian artist, Thandi Phoenix who crafted the vocals and lyrics. Recorded in a Sydney studio session following a trans-Tasman […]
Long term Basement Jaxx collaborator and one of the UK’s top soul singers, Sharlene Hector delivers the backing vocals on the new Sola Rosa single For The Mighty Dollar, off the forthcoming album Chasing The Sun. We caught up with Sharlene from her London base for a quick Q&A of how she’s living post lockdown… Sharlene Hector, what […]
The soulful vocal tones of UK singer, songwriter, producer, and musical chameleon Kevin Mark Trail feature on the socially-conscious single For The Mighty Dollar – the second issue from the forthcoming Sola Rosa album Chasing The Sun. A long-time Sola Rosa collaborator, we caught up with Kevin from his London base to learn more about […]
Hot on the heels of the soulful June release, Searching for Love, Sola Rosa follows up with the socially-conscious single For The Mighty Dollar, a collaboration with UK singer, songwriter, producer and musical chameleon, Kevin Mark Trail.
Sola Rosa makes a highly anticipated return with the fresh new single ‘Searching For Love’ feat. Kiko Bun, the first of many in the lead up to the new album, Chasing The Sun, which drops on September 25.
Massive thanks to all the fans / listeners out there. It’s been a great year. See you in 2020 with a brand new album! 🙏🏼#2019ArtistWrapped
Can hardly believe it’s been 10 years since the release of Get It Together (2009). My first album to go gold. A massive thanks to all the fans. There’s talk of a vinyl repress with the original artwork, oh yeah!
Massive congrats going out to Jaime Robertson and Matthias Heiderich for taking out the win for best cover art at the 2018 VNZMA’s this week. 🏆👏
Yes, yes.. we’re coming back to London to play an exclusive one off show at Hoxton Square Bar on the 27th of September. This is one is not to be missed. We’ll be performing a whole bunch of classic Rosa tunes as well as premiering tracks off the new EP. Performing alongside head honcho Andrew Spraggon will […]
Istanbul’s producer duo Flytones lay down a slammin’ remix of Back To You ft. Noah Slee. 👉 radi.al/InSpaces
Brand new, good for you…. out today, check it! #1 on iTunes NZ. 👉 radi.al/InSpaces
Very happy to announce we have a new single out – Leave A Light On ft. Kevin Mark Trail (The Streets) and L.A. Mitchell. Pre-order now and get two additional tracks.👉 radi.al/InSpaces
We’re so excited to be heading back to WA for a couple of shows with the full 7 piece line-up. Check the links below for tickets. Saturday 14 April: Tickets from www.oztix.com.au Sunday 15 April: Tickets from www.megatix.com.au
Very happy to announce this tour! Please feel free to share with friends and fam. Ticket links available from solarosa.com
Oh yeah.. this will be wicked! Held in the beautiful Lake District. Cant wait!
Double J – Brand new sounds from Gorillaz, Ladi6, Raekwon, Goldlink and Sola Rosa
New single is out now, yeah!! Available now for download and streaming: http://radi.al/SolaRosaBackToYou
Here it is – the video premiere of our brand new single Back To You Ft. Noah Slee. Out now http://radi.al/SolaRosaBackToYou
We had the pleasure of performing in front of 16,000 people at George In The Park in the weekend. It was epic!
Out worldwide 24th March. Available now on pre-order: http://radi.al/SolaRosaBackToYou
Very happy to present the band new video for So Fly, directed by Tim van Dammen in living colour!
Pleased to announce the release of our new single So Fly Ft. Kevin Mark Trail. Mixed by Andy ‘Submariner’ Morton and mastered by Kelly Hibbert (Flying Lotus, Aloe Blacc, J Dilla, Dam Funk etc). Available now. Get Now ‘So Fly’ now: http://radi.al/SolaRosaSoFly Follow Sola Rosa on Spotify: http://radi.al/SolaRosaSpotify Follow Sola Rosa on Apple Music: http://radi.al/SolaRosaAppleMusic
Big up to the SoulBounce guys for the video premiere exclusive of So Fly Ft. Kevin Mark Trail. http://www.soulbounce.com/soul/2016/08/soulbounce-exclusive-sola-rosa-kevin-mark-trail-are-so-fly-together/ Get Now ‘So Fly’ now: http://radi.al/SolaRosaSoFly Follow Sola Rosa on Spotify: http://radi.al/SolaRosaSpotify Follow Sola Rosa on Apple Music: http://radi.al/SolaRosaAppleMusic
Woo-ha – Magnetics is up for ‘Best Electronica’ at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Wish us luck. http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/72988983/vodafone-nz-music-awards-finalists-officially-announced
We’re pleased to announce a 2nd Bristol show on the 18th of September at The Old Malt House. Check gig page for more details, or check Jam Jar’s Facebook page.
We’re pleased to announce a 2nd London show on the 11th of September at Passing Clouds. Massive line-up, massive night! Check the links for more details.
Check out Spragga’s (aka Andrew Spragon) Spotify playlist compiled for the upcoming EU tour in August / September. Theres a bunch of tracks the band will be playing live, as well as current fav’s that will be playing in the tour van. See you at the shows!
Very pleased to finally announce that we’re touring around the UK and Amsterdam in August / September. Line up will be Andrew Spraggon, Kevin Mark Trail and Jessie Cassin. Check the gigs tab for ticket info. See you at the shows!!
We finally have Magnetics on vinyl, as well as restocks of Low and Behold, High and Beyond and the last few remaining copies of Get It Together. Almost sold out of all 500 copies. All LP’s are 180 gram, with the exception of Get It Together which is 200 gram. Get yours while stocks last. […]
Brand new Sola Rosa album “Magnetics” is coming up through Agogo Records! 180gr. Vinyl incl. DL – card, CD & digital release on the 15th in May. Please feel free to have a listen here: Magnetics by Sola RosaMagnetics by Sola Rosa
Big thanks to all involved in putting together the Magnetics album. Its nice to be acknowledged in the iTunes Best Of 2014 Soul / R&B category.
Check out the flash new tees just in time for the Kiwi summer. Designed by renowned Portland artist Dan Stiles. Available in black or navy, men’s and woman’s. You can get yours while they’re available from our Bandcamp page + a FREE download of Magnetics. We also have them at our online store if you […]
Check out the new video for Both Of Us. The first music video made by our talented bass player Matt Short with a lot of love and help from people all over the globe. We love it. Hope you will too. Directed by Matt Short Taken from the album Magnetics Produced by Matt Short, Romain […]
Check out the new single ‘Both Of Us Ft. Kevin Mark Trail’, now available on pre-order through Bandcamp. Release date for the single is 26th August. Magnetics album, coming soon.
We’re having a BIG SOLA ROSA STORE WINTER SALE! Now through August, get t-shirts, kids & baby apparel, CD’s, vinyl and posters for up to 80% off. I can even sign ’em for you if you want? – Andrew http://ow.ly/za4kU Some of these items are also on sale via our Bandcamp page.
We’re pleased to announce that the Low and Behold remixes album was released released on the 27th of June through Way Up Recordings (NZ/Australia) and Agogo Records (rest of world). You will be able to download the album through all good digital download sites worldwide, including iTunes, Bandcamp, Beatport, Juno Download etc. Low & Behold, […]
Here’s our new beautifully constructed in all its fruitiness by the talented folk at Perceptual Engineering. We’re very happy with the results.
Here’s the latest single, available now through Way Up and Agogo Records. You can get on Bandcamp or iTunes (NZ/AU)
Check the new video for Never Too Far Ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow. We digs it!! Big thanks to these guys: Director: Pantelis Vasili Nikolaides Producer: Michael Thibeault Illustrator: Dan Stiles Animator: Pantelis Vasili Nikolaides
Wish us luck, we’re up for Best Electronica album at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards in November. http://www.nzmusicawards.co.nz/2013/10/22/vnzma-finalists-2013/
Georgia Anne Muldrow (born 1983) is an American singer, musician and producer. She is the first female artist signed to Stones Throw Records and is the wife of fellow label artist Dudley Perkins (aka “Declaime”). Her early work involved collaborations with the Platinum Pied Pipers, Sa-Ra, and J*DaVeY. We’ve admired her work from afar and […]
Yeaah.. its on! Check the gigs tab for more info and ticket details.
Hot off the press through Agogo Records. Get this baby while its available. Strictly limited edition. Buy online through our store in NZ or from Agogo Records.
Promise Ft. Olivier Daysoul 7″ vinyl w/ Tall Black Guy remix on the flip. These are very limited so get yours now. Available from good record stores and the following online stores: http://shop.agogo-records.com/album/promise-feat-olivier-daysoul http://music.solarosa.com/album/promise-ft-olivier-daysoul-single http://store.solarosa.com/vinyl-1/
This is one of a bunch of songs we recorded live as part of bFM’s ‘In Session’ at the incredible Roundhead Studios in Auckland recently. You’ll find more on bFM’s Youtube channel.
Check the website or Facebook for more details and links to purchase tickets. We’re also giving away tickets to shows but you have to be on the mailing list to win. You can join simply buy hitting the ADD ME button on our homepage. CHCH show with special guest Tali
We were overwhelmed and impressed with the response to the Don’t Leave Home remix comp, so we thought we’d put it out to you guys again for Low and Behold, High and Beyond. We’re putting up 3 tracks this time: Spinning Top ft. L.A Mitchell, Promise ft. Olivier Daysoul, and Lion’s Den (instrumental). The winning […]
Due to ongoing demand for our debut 2001 release Solarized, we decided to repackage it for the fans. This version includes new artwork, and 4 remixes from the recent remix competition of the classic single Dont Leave Home. In celebration we’re giving away a FREE download of the Mr. Boinkin Vs. Brett Orr remix on […]
We’re really happy to announce Glastonbury Festival as the first in a series of dates to be announced for our upcoming UK / Europe tour to promote our latest album Low and Behold, High and Beyond. More dates coming real soon. Tickets to Glastonbury are SOLD OUT, however there will be a resale of cancelled […]
Big congrats to the following winners of the Dont Leave Home remix competition winners: Cooking With Caustic Mr Boinkin Vs. Brett Orr Quest Res Check Soundcloud if you want to check out the remixes in your ear holes – yeah!! Your tracks will be included on the upcoming re-release of our 2001 debut Solarized [resfreshed]. […]
Today we’ve released Promise Ft Olivier Daysoul, the second single off the album Low and Behold, High and Beyond. The track was produced in true Sola Rosa collaboration style with Andrew Spraggon writing the music and working with Olivier via skype, phone and email, and Olivier recording the vocals in London. The track was mixed by Yaron Fuchs, […]
We are now running a remix competition for the instrumental track Dont Leave Home off our debut album Solarized released in 2001. Conditions: The entries close on 1st March 2013. Winners will be announced within the following week. The winning remixes will be released as bonus tracks with the rereleased album later this year. Instructions: […]
We remixed Dream Life off Kora’s brilliant new album Light Years recently. The boys have been so nice as to offer it up for free to fans. Check it here and hit the link to get the download.
We’re stoked to reach the #1spot on ‘iTunes Best Of 2012’ in the R& B / Soul category. In celebration of this we’re releasing the Deluxe Edition of the latest album Low and Behold, High and Beyond for our fans at home in New Zealand. Check it out.
On the 21st of December we release Low and Behold, High and Beyond the Deluxe Edition on iTunes New Zealand just in time for Xmas and the Kiwi summer. This edition contains new remixes and instrumentals. Heres a sneak preview and FREE DOWNLOAD of DJ Alias’ remix of Spinning Top Ft. L.A. Mitchell
We have new tees up at the store and old stock going for cheap. Get your Xmas pressies for the fam or for yourself and look flash as!
Looking forward to this one come summer time! www.shotoversunshinefestival.co.nz
Sola Rosa performing at Coromandel Gold 2012 with Shapeshifter, De La Soul, Cut Copy, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kora, Shihad, Black Sun Empire, Katchafire, AHoriBuzz & more to be announced 30 & 31 December 2012, Whitianga To sign up for pre-sales and for all other information go to www.coromandelgold.co.nz. Pre-sales begin on Tuesday 14 August.
Thanks everybody. We really appreciate the support of our fans who still don’t mind paying to download an album in this day and age. Much love! You can also pick up from Bandcamp
Directed by Oh Yeah Wow. Check it… Sola Rosa – Spinning Top (Vimeo) NZ On Air from Sola Rosa on Vimeo.
Tickets go on sale on TODAY from Under The Radar, www.undertheradar.co.nz. Dates & venues are: Friday August 10, 2012 The Studio Auckland Saturday August 11, 2012 Yot Club Raglan Friday August 17, 2012 Underground Cellar (Black Barn) Havelock North Saturday August 18, 2012 Hot Lava Ohakune Friday August 24, 2012 Mayfair Bar New Plymouth Saturday […]
We’re real happy with this little blinder of an ep. With new remixes by Jeremy Sole (USA), Dublex Inc (EU), Suff Daddy (EU) and DJ Alias (NZ). Check it out for yourself….
This is now available in NZ on iTunes, Amplifier and internationally on Bandcamp through Way Up Records.
Check out the upcoming digital release from Melting Pot Music with new remixes by Alias and Jeremy Sole. Due for release July 2012.
What a great way to start our 2012 north American tour. Click here for tickets.
Heres a little taster of things to come off the new album, Low and Behold, High and Beyond. Available on iTunes and Bandcamp 22nd June. Album out August 10th.
Check out this exclusive fan mix of Back To Back, one of the new tracks recorded for the forthcoming Sola Rosa album. Out soon. Watch this space. Back To Back [fan exclusive mix] by Sola RosaBack To Back [fan exclusive mix] by Sola Rosa
From the forthcoming Get It Together Remixes release. Out soon on Melting Pot Music.
And the touring continues. Can’t wait to hit the US and Mexico in November/December. Large it up!! Hope to see you there. Photo – Till Van Loosen
We’re very excited to finally be heading over to the UK and Europe in the coming months. Here’s a list of tour dates so far. More to come. Check the ‘gigs’ tab fro more info. Booking: Freestylers
Online Stores MPMStore (GER) HHV (GER) Loop23 (GER) Download Stores Bandcamp (World) iTunes (World) Amazon (GER) Amazon (US) Amazon (UK) Juno (UK) Fnac (FR) Tracklist digi single 1. Sola Rosa – Turn Around 04:01 2. Turn Around (Suff Daddy Remix) 02:34 3. Turn Around (TM Juke Remix) 03:34 4. Turn Around (DJ Vadim Remix) 04:44
Putumayo presents Latin Beat is out now. The great compilation features our very own Del Ray track amongst various others. We have copies to give away in next months newsletter to those subscribed to our mailing list. You gotta be in to win.
Release includes remixes by Suff Daddy, DJ Vadim and TM Juke. Check the direct link to take you to Juno Download.
Out August through MPM. Sola Rosa – Turn Around Feat. Iva Lamkum (Suff Daddy Remix) by MPMCGN
In celebration of the forthcoming worldwide release of the Get It Together album, Melting Pot Music are offering this FREE download via Soundcloud. Enjoy. SOLA ROSA – Get It Together by MPMCGN
Congrats to the prize pack winners from the May Newsletter giveaway. Check clip, shot in sunny LA to see if you are one of them. If so we’ll be in touch with you soon. If you didn’t win – never fear. We’ll be giving away more stuff soon.
Check this out. A beautiful vinyl release by Mr Boinkin and Mank Industries containing a stonking remix of Love Alone Ft. Spikey Tee. But that’s not all!! You can download the digital tracks for FREE. Though if your a wax head we suggest you support the Mank in purchasing the vinyl. Lets face it – […]
Out thru MPM. Get it here: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/turn-around-feat-iva-lamkum/id433456983
We are very pleased to announce our official signing to Melting Pot Music (Germany). We love both the label and their music so to be working with them is great news. Get It Together will be released in the coming months. Stay tuned for details.
Featuring: Sola Rosa, The Black Seeds, Katchafire, Rhombus and more. Out now through Green Queen Music
We’re very stoked to be playing alongside Grace Jones – just quietly. Not one to miss.
We’re excited to announce the release of our gold selling Get It Together album in Australia on Oct 6th through FUSE Music Group. Check the gigs tab for upcoming tour dates in November / December. Also – Get It Together and the entire back catalog of Sola Rosa albums and EP’s are now available through […]
Check out the new store. We got all sorts of merchandise available including: apparel, kids & baby apparel, posters, cd’s, vinyl and digital downloads. http://store.solarosa.com/
To celebrate the release of the new remix album, we’re giving away a free download of DJ Vadim’s Turn Around Ft. Iva Lamkum. This download is only available for the week of release so feel free to download in whatever format you prefer and tell your friends. Everyone loves free stuff. Enjoy. Click here to […]
With remixes by The Nextmen, DJ Vadim, Yes King, moO, J Star, Biggabush, TM Juke, Beatfanatic, Alister Johnson, Hermitude, Thomas Blondet, Richie Phoe… and more.
Andrew talks to George FM’s Nick D about the new deluxe edition vinyl release. Out now on BC Wax. http://music.solarosa.com/
We’re delighted to report that the deluxe edition of Get It Together is finally here! The package includes a mind-bendingly beautiful LP (pressed onto 200 gram translucent ice blue vinyl, naturally), killer silkscreen print of the cover (using a metallic gold ink to commemorate the record recently going gold here in New Zealand), and a […]
Get It Together has gone gold in NZ. We’d like to send out a big thank you to all involved in the making of the album, management, the crew and especially the fans. Much love to all those of you who have downloaded or purchased the album in stores, without you none of this would […]
We have some massive AO size street tour posters left over from the album tour in NZ. They’d look awesome on your wall. Get your piece of Rosa history today folks. We are happy to sign them too. 2 designs available. Only $15 (+ post) each or 2 for $25 (+ post). Size: 142cm x […]
We only have limited copies of these tees in stock so get in while you can. There are 2 designs available for both men and woman. Sizes are also limited so please contact us for info on sizes and styles, and of course to arrange for payment and delivery. $20 + post & packaging. firstname.lastname@example.org […]
Here’s our latest video blog. Filmed on tour in NZ and Australia August/September 2009. Shenanigans and cabin fever. SRTV Video Blog EP2 from Sola Rosa on Vimeo.
This is our brand new video. The 3rd single off Get It Together. Once again directed by Tim Van Dammen. Humanised Feat. Bajka – Sola Rosa from Sola Rosa on Vimeo.
This is the first ever Sola Rosa video blog. The idea is to bring to fans a sense of what we’re about, what we’re up to and where we’re heading. Hope you enjoy. SRTV Video Blog EP1 from Sola Rosa on Vimeo.
We are pleased to announce that we are currently working closely with a US label to press a limited edition 12″ vinyl pressing of select tracks off Get It Together. Artwork is being designed by the legendary Dan Stiles. This release should be available in 5-6 weeks. Best way to secure your copy is to […]
In following the success of the last NZ tour we are please to announce a second nationwide tour. See gigs page for more details.
Our highly acclaimed album 3rd album Moves On is now available on CD in the U.S. through CD Baby. They ship anywhere in the world. Check the link for details.
E.A.S.E of Nightmares On Wax has compiled a tasty little mix CD on German label Stereo Deluxe. Coming Home features tracks by Mr. Scruff, Roots Manuva. Erykah Badu, NOW, Marvin Gaye etc as well as our very own Del Ray. Out now online or in stores. Nightmares On Wax: Coming Home
Turn Around Ft. Iva Lamkum has been selected by judges in the top 20 for the Silver Scroll awards. If your an APRA member and want to show us some love, just click the link and vote to get us in the top 5. Silver Scrolls – vote here.
Before our NZ album tour we went into the Red Bull Studio to film and record a live session which was then broadcast over the b-Net radio network. Here is a link to the session. Enjoy. http://www.redbullstudio.co.nz/live-sessions/sola-rosa
We now have a specific ‘Get It Together’ album and tour website up and running where you can join the mailing list and get an exclusive free track. You’ll be able to look at tour photos, check the blog and listen to tracks off the new album. We will also send fans free stuff from […]
Check the new video here. Directed by Tim Van Dammen. This is the second single off the new album. There is also a limited edition 7 inch vinyl pressing of this tune, available in NZ and soon to be released in the UK and Australia.
‘Get It Together album’ tour New Zealand tour dates are now confirmed. We are all looking forward to this one. Full band and guest vocalists. Check the gigs page for more info and ticket information.
We have a couple of special shows to play in January. 30th Yot Club – Raglan (with T.Rice) The last Raglan show was off the hook , not to mention the busiest night the Yot Club had ever had so get in early as its door sales only. 31st Sale St – Auckland (with Alice […]
To celebrate the release of our first single “Del Ray” – we are giving it away as a FREE download in various formats (MP3, ACC, Ogg etc) Listen and download the track for free below. Del Ray by Sola Rosa If you get a chance, leave us a comment on our guestbook telling us what […]
Welcome to the brand spanking new Sola Rosa website. Its been a really busy few months lately but the new album is finally finished after 3 and a half years in the making. The first single ‘Del Ray’ went out this week to DJ’s and radio stations nationwide. Check it here Also we are currently […]