A breath of fresh air for the NZ music scene; Somebody Do Something delivers an eclectic palette of pop-funk-dance to make you groove, spanning nations and generations.


Somebody Do Something is a project that feels made for the big stage. There is a sense of chemistry and unison throughout”

RDU 98.5

Formed in mid-2020,Somebody Do Something is a 6-piece originals band from Ōtautahi, Christchurch

Band members

Marlee Fay              -   Vocals    

Callum Margetts         -   Guitar

Grace Stainthorpe       -   Violin + Vocals

Ash Perry               -   Drums

Wilson Reveley          -   Saxophone

Austyn Mills            -   Bass 



Somebody Do Something debuted on the radio waves with their self-titled EP in June 2021. Four original tasty tracks selected to showcase the band’s experimentation with genres as they have honed in on their sound.  The EP displays the band’s pop-funk-dance palette, with some influence of reggae, rock and jazz in this diverse collection. The lead single 'Make Believe' was released in May shortly before the EP, which was launched with a Christchurch/Dunedin tour in June. The full EP was recorded and produced independently by Jacob Patchett.  

In December of 2021 the band successfully crowdfunded 110% of their $8000 goal through their BOOSTED NZ campaign to go towards recording and producing their debut album, music video and a touring costs. 

Three singles have been released from their debut album, AS ROME BURNS: 'Liquify' (February 2022), 'Rise' (September 2022) and 'In the Ring' (November 2022). Their 10-track album of original tunes is set to be released on April 14th 2023.

September 2023 saw the release of Archives, a compact EP of three songs that were live-tracked at iconic kiwi music establishment, The Mussel Inn, situated in stunning Golden Bay. 

Somebody Do Something has been featured on Christchurch and Dunedin student radio network, New York based Spotlight on the City podcast, Radioscope: New Kiwi Alternatives playlist, Celebrating Wahine playlist, RDU Live-to-Air and recurring top ten features with their singles on RDU 98.5FM weekly Te Ahi Top 10. In the 3.5 years since their formation, SDS have completed multiple nation-wide tours throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand and have played at iconic venues such as The Mussel Inn, The Globe Theatre, Paisley Stage, Valhalla, The Crown, and Wunderbar. 

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, band frontwoman Marlee Fay has followed music from Los Angeles to Italy, Japan, Australia and now Aotearoa. Music has also taken our other band members worldwide, from the UK to South America. The artistic background of the individual band members ranges from pop, to jazz, metal, rock and classical. They bring their diverse array of musical experience into the soundworld of Somebody Do Something.

This is the closest we will get to 21st Century sophisti-pop...this compact EP is an impressive debut from Somebody Do Something and shows plenty of glimpses of the sound they have been perfecting on stage...this EP represents an admirable take-off point for an exciting collective of musicians...an absolute banger of a song” - Sam Smith

NZ Musician

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