First post of 2016

There has been so much happening that I have failed miserably in my efforts to keep this blog up to date. But as time allows I will do my best to fill in important events that have been missed. 2015 was such an incredible, unbelieveable, outrageous year for Te Vaka but I believe 2016 will be insane. As I write this, Opetaia is in the studio with Mark Mancina working all hours to create some amazing music for the upcoming Disney animated, musical, feature film - 'Moana'. Every couple of months we are back in the US bringing songs that Opetaia has written to be worked on by the team. It is an amazing process. Tommorrow the music team are off to Miami to record Dwayne "the rock" Johnson, who plays the part of Maui in the Moana movie. As the release date is fast approaching - 23rd November 2016, pressure levels are rising very rapidly. Making an animated movie is such an incredibly labour intensive process. This film has been in the making for 3 years already and we have been on board for over 2 years - it is all quite unbelievable. This movie is going to blow everybody's mind. I just can't wait for November, or can I? Apparently if we think we are busy now the schedule will be punishing - performances, premieres, media engagements all over the world. Our O visas don't run out until the end of 2017 so I guess that means we are on the job for another year after the movie comes out - exciting times!!!