Seth Haapu was born in Wanganui, New Zealand. Raised by his singer mother and multi-instrumentalist father, Seth grew up surrounded by instruments, groups of musicians practicing and the sounds of the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, James Taylor and Rickie Lee Jones. He formed his first group at the age of six with two siblings and the harmonizing trio performed locally at church and community events.
Always a prolific writer, Seth wrote his first song aged eight and set it to a Kenny G instrumental, which he then enhanced using two tape recorders to provide layered harmonies!
Over the next 13 years Seth continued to craft his writing skills as he trained in classical piano and taught himself guitar while performing regularly at school assemblies at Rotorua Boys High School.
Then, having just celebrated his 21st birthday, Seth began to write the songs that would ultimately make up his self-titled debut album set for release in the near future.
Seth spent 2 months at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios recording the 14 songs that make up the album. His album was self-produced, a decision Seth says was incredibly easy to make yet difficult to begin.
Working alongside musicians such as Godfrey De Grut (Che Fu), Nick Gaffaney (Golden Horse) and Chip Matthews (Open Souls), the resulting album delivered perfectly to the vision Seth set out to achieve.
|Owe You Nothing - Single||MP3s NZ $1.99||Buy|
|Bones - Single||MP3s NZ $3.95||Buy|
|Seth Haapu||CD NZ $28.95 MP3s NZ $19.95||Buy|