Rising rap stars, Church and AP, are performing in Dargaville as part of their recently announced nationwide tour. The group has rapidly increased in popularity in the last year, topping the charts with airtime on radio, and are excited to be on the road during January.
The two performers, Elijah Manu (Church) and Albert Purcell (AP), 18 and 19 years old, came together as a duo through taking part in community hall music programmes in Auckland where their distinctive sound and songs have impressed fans and received recognition from industry heavyweights.
They began with writing songs together and were not intending to create such a large project.
“We were just making songs together, and we saw other people were releasing joint projects and we just figured, we can do that. We’d only really planned to do this one thing, but then we started doing live shows, people started associating us more as a duo, the chemistry worked, and everything just fell into place,” said Church.
Now they’re inviting their Kiwi fans to be part of their journey to say thanks to those who have been there from the beginning. “It’s all about giving back and going back, before kicking on and up.”
The group is performing at the Lighthouse Function Centre, Dargaville, on Saturday, January 19.
Tickets are available from undertheradar.co.nz or at the door.