The Hot Grits

The Hot Grits
The Hot Grits


These are just preview samples. You need a valid account and be logged in to hear the full tracks.
  • country:New Zealand
  • style(s):Afrobeat, Soul
  • label:Monkey Records
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:Monkey Records

Line up

  • Alistair Deverick  (drums)
  • Barnie Duncan  (vocals, rhythm guitar)
  • Ben Anderson  (percussion)
  • Ben McNicoll  (baritone sax)
  • Elitia Clark  (vocals)
  • Jim A’Hara  (trombone)
  • Marlon Lobo  (bass)
  • Martin Sutcliffe  (lead guitar)
  • Nick Wood  (percussion)
  • Nisha Madhan  (keys)
  • Shaun O’Kane  (tenor sax)


What do you get if you mix a pound of Fela Kuti's Afrika 70, two cupfuls of The Meters, 250g of thinly sliced early James Brown and a level dessert spoon of psychedelic rock? - you get the heaving, convulsing powerhouse of soul music that is The Hot Grits.

For over five years, this 11 piece band has been electrifying club dancefloors and festival stages around New Zealand with an eclectic, take no prisoners approach to soul and afrobeat music. When THG hit their stride, no-one in the room is immune from the power and sheer soulfulness of their groove, and band and audience become one in a giant, convulsing testament to the power of good music.