Freefall Band

  Dominic Hazell (Guitarist + Singer)

Born way back in time, on the other side of the world, Dominic has spent the last 20 years traveling, performing and singing to hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals alike delivering night after night, be it solo, in duos, trios or bigger bands.
His soulful voice and knack for catching the true essence of each song he performs has won him fans the world over, aided by his very English charm.
With nearly 500,000 hits on his You Tube page and well over 2000 gigs in New Zealand in the last 12 years.
Dominic is a solid performer with an impressive repertoire, a sparkling sense of humor and a cheeky glint in his eye.
He is a passionate husband and father of two and has never thrown a TV out of a hotel windows, ever!


Pol Nicholson (Guitarist + Singer)

Pol is originally from Scotland but moved to Queenstown in 2010.

Pol has been musical since he could first speak finding the missing harmonies in the family car sing alongs eventually going on to Study Popular music performance in his teens. He then found himself travelling for a few years until he discovered his new home Queenstown.

Through the help of other local musicians who took him under their wing he managed to established himself as a regular performer and went on to finding work in projects as a musical director in local shows and musicals.
With numerous years performing, writing and recording in the industry Pol has a high understanding of what it takes to make every event big or small as special and memorable as it can be. He also writes and performs with his other band Silkworm and in various duos in and around Queenstown.

He lives the quiet life with his partner and dog and hopes to continue performing until he's 140.

In 2015 Pol also released a Solo album Twenty Three available on I-tunes.


Matty J Baker (Bass Guitar)
Coming from Australia, Matty J picked up a guitar at age 12, and in the first 6 months of teaching himself the instrument, he was playing guitar, bass and drums in 5 different bands - and then rapidly progressed to performing in pubs and clubs when he was only 14! During this time, he formed the Gold record-awarded band Thirsty Merc, signed a major label deal with Warner Music, and spent the next 10 years touring all over the country. Following on from the success of the band, he went into freelance live and studio session work, playing and recording for some of Australia's biggest artists and studios. In 2009, he was invited to perform in China, and has spent the last 10 years performing, musical directing, and managing bands all over the globe in top-level Clubs and Casinos in varied places such as several cities in China, Malaysia, Macau, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Bahrain, Dubai, and many more. Having worked for international 5-Star hotel clients such as ShangriLa, Hilton, Kempinski, Crowne, and doing 6 shows a week for the last decade, he is a seasoned professional with a cheeky sense of humour, great stage presence, loves rocking the crowd, and is proud to be a valued member of Freefall band - in the awesome place that is Queenstown!

Jason (Stumpy) Chisholm (Drums)

Jason was born in Gore and raised in Invercargill. He started playing the Viola at age 8, during his teenage years he played in the south island youth orchestra and the NZ secondary schools symphony orchestra. Having always enjoyed rock music he started learning bass at school and quickly joined a number of garage bands. In 1991 he moved to Dunedin to follow the dream of playing full time music. A band he was in at that time lost their drummer so he quickly taught himself how to drum and was gigging within 2 weeks. After 5 years in the pub scene there he moved to Queenstown in 96 and formed a 3 piece called Zero which released a CD and lasted until 2002. With a few years off due to a elbow injury Stumpy just dabbled for a while in a band with the remains of Zero. In 2012 Jason formed "Rock Felony"and started playing regularly with some other local musicians until Freefall approached in need of a new full time drummer.