Radio favourites The Feelers formed in Christchurch in 1993 with James Reid on vocals and guitar, Matt Thomas on bass and Hamish Gee on drums. Later Zed guitarist Andy Lynch joined the band. One of New Zealand's most successful pop-rock groups, The Feelers toured extensively, both locally and offshore; released five successful albums; had several Top 40 hits; and won numerous NZ Music Awards. Reid released Saint, his first solo album, in late 2013.