Amiria, Denver and Redford Grenell

Amiria, Denver and Redford Grenell are children of country music legend John Grenell and siblings to musician Oakley Grenell.

Amiria Grenell

Amiria Grenell is a highly regarded singer-songwriter of contemporary folk music and a recording artist. She has a Bachelor of Performing Arts from NASDA (2004). Amiria has recorded several albums including a solo album, Three Feathers, released in the springtime of 2011.

She has been performing since she was 14 at festivals, events, weddings and venues throughout New Zealand and is now a professional musician focussing on song writing, recording, children’s entertainment and live gigs.

She won Best Folk Album at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (Tuis) in 2011 for her album Three Feathers. Since then she has been performing at festivals all over the country including Kaikoura Roots Festival, WOMAD and the Christchurch Jazz Festival.


EP: Amiria Grenell, 2005
EP: Harriet and the Matches, 2005
Album: Amiria Grenell, 2006
Album: Harriet and the Matches, 2008
Album: Three Feathers, 2011

Redford Grenell

Redford Grenell was a founding member and drummer in Shapeshifter for ten years, until he left in 2009. He also played in Otautahi Allstars, and performed on tour with Julia Deans in 2010. He is now the drummer in his sister Amiria’s band and one of the original collaborators in The Adults a group that includes Anika Moa, Tiki Taane and Ladi6. He continues to make music from his base in Melbourne.


Otautahi Allstars 2002, Central Records
Writing and arrangement
Bring Change (as R. Grenell) NZ On Air 2006
Tapestry (as R. Grenell) Rhythmethod 2007
One BrandNu:X, 2008
Twin Galaxies (The Upbeats Remix) (as R. Grenell)

Denver Grenell

Denver has been a member of Psycho Puppets and Mountains of Murray. He plays bass and drums and guitar. He now writes his own compositions at home in Melbourne, but no longer performs.