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Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui

Matiu Te Huki


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Paekakariki Memorial Hall 2011

Matiu “The Hook” Te Huki is known for his amazing vocal skills and energy, his ability to powerfully connect with, hold and lift a crowd whilst either fronting a band, or as a solo artist. Matiu intuitively nurtures a deep connection with his audience creating the energy that opens portals of paradise.

Matiu has a back ground in traditional Maori performing arts, theatre and fronting great bands with his powerful yet smooth, unique voice. He has performed with the likes of ‘Fat Freddies Drop’, ‘Rhombus’, ‘Pitch Black’, ‘Tiki Taane’, ‘Anika Moa’ and many more of New Zealand’s top artists. Matiu was the founding member of the popular NZ roots band Homefire Burning and ‘My Golden Soul’, as well as being part of the hip-hop/roots collective Basscamp.

As a singer songwriter, the soul stirring messages in Matiu’s music are positive, inspiring and unifying. His music has a strong Maori flavour using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments. The music itself is soulful roots with grabbing grooves, deep dub with beautiful bass, funk and a bit of hip hop. His performing name “The Hook” relates to his ingeniously created melody hooks and crafted bass lines that stick with you long after the song finishes.

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Cover images/Text sourced from Bandcamp & Amplifier. Used with permission.

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