After a strongly musical upbringing, the Ioasa brothers Anthony, Jason and Paul formed Grace together in 1993. On the strength of debut single 'Skin to Skin' they signed to label Deepgrooves, and released 1995 album Black Sand Shore. It was followed by a national tour, and later made it into Nick Bollinger’s book 100 Essential New Zealand Albums. The band split in 1998 before completing a second album. Paul died in a car accident in 2003; Anthony continued to work as a producer through the 2000s. He also wrote the majority of the debut album by TrueBliss, one of the fastest-selling New Zealand albums to date.