Aro is husband and wife duo Charles and Emily Looker. They met while both studying a Bachelor of Music at the University of Auckland, where they discovered they share a passion for the power of language and music to tell stories and remind us of our cultural identity. In 2019 they were a Silver Scrolls finalist and last year a finalist for the APRA Best Children's Song Award.
Their new single Baby Beat was inspired by their yet to be born baby's heartbeat. Their first scan was during the Auckland Level 3 lockdown, so Emily had to go on her own and came home with a recording of their baby's heartbeat. It was this that inspired the song – all about anticipating meeting their baby (who came early and is already here!)
Band Name: Aro
Band members: Charles and Emily Looker
Home town: Tāmaki Makaurau
Musical inspiration: Nature, Te Ao Māori, Pēpi Looker (heh), Humans, Creation - and sooo many artists/musicians that we admire - too many to name!