Betchadupa was a New Zealand pop/rock group, formed in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1997. The band featured Liam Finn, Chris Garland, Joe Bramley, and Matt Eccles.

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Betchadupa's Liam Finn at South by Southwest in 2008.
Background information
OriginAuckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand
GenresPop, rock
Years active1997–2006
LabelsFlying Nun, Liberation
MembersLiam Finn
Matt Eccles
Chris Garland
Joe Bramley

Betchadupa (originally called Lazy Boy - the name change followed threatened legal action from the chair company of the same name) had its origins when Liam and Matt met whilst their families were on holidays in New Zealand. Their first song, written when both boys were 11, was called 'Gee This Sounds Good, I Can't Believe We Wrote It'. Their unique name was lifted from the text of a Polish-American's T-shirt that declared "You Betchadupa I'm Polish", dupa being the casual Polish word for arse.

The band based themselves in London, UK, after spending much of 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. The band have been on hiatus while Liam has undertaken a solo career. It is uncertain if the band will ever reform.

Betchadupa has had extensive experience playing with such bands as Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Jane's Addiction and ended the year 2001 on a high playing alongside Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder at the Neil Finn and Friends concert 7 Worlds Collide in Auckland, and being named Top New Act at the prestigious NZ Music Awards as well as becoming the toast of the South By Southwest Music Convention in Austin, Texas, in January 2003.

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Year Title Details Peak chart
2002 The Alphabetchadupa 2
2004 Aiming For Your Head 32


Year Title Details Peak chart
2000 Betchadupa 43
2001 The 3D EP 30


Year Single Peak chart
NZ Singles
2000 "Empty Head" Betchadupa EP
"Spill the Light"
2001 "Man on my Left" The 3D EP
"Sleepy News" 26 The Alphabetchadupa
2002 "Supa Day" 29
"Drop D"
"Life will be the Same"
2003 "Move Over" 14 Aiming For Your Head
2004 "Aiming For Your Head"
2004 "Who's Coming Through the Window"


Year Nominee / work Award Result
2001 Betchadupa Best New Act - New Zealand Music Awards Won[1]
2002 The Alphabetchadupa Best Pop/Rock Release - BNet NZ Music Awards Won[2]


  1. ^ "2001 Winners". NZMA. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  2. ^ "2002 B.Net awards - Betchadupa". Frenz Forum. Retrieved 3 February 2013.

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