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Nice to be acknowledged

We've had a pretty good start to the year - 5 nominations for the Amataga album so far and it's only April. It's always a bit hard when you release an album and then immediately go on tour as many…

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Quick trip to NZ for Pasifika

The new album is happening! Of course Opetaia has to fit the writing in around the music that Disney wants for “Moana” but I think that good old saying “ If you want a job done, ask a busy man”…

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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…

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Go the Gators

Fantastic night in Gainesville, the audience loved the show even got a standing ovation. Before the show we got given our Gator pins and  a few tips about this university town so when the whole band broke into the Ika…

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2nd day in Florida

The Jetlag is extreme after traveling for 2 days with no sleep but everyone is coping. The first show is tomorrow night at the Gainesville University and we have just got back to the hotel after the required drinks and…

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On tour in 10 days

There are never enough hours in the day but leading up to a tour when you have just released a CD things can be extreme. Even with an extraordinarily tight schedule there are certain things that just have to be…

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Rehearsals have begun

So little time and so much to be done before the tour. The band arrived a few days ago and rehearsals are intense - songs from the new album to add to the show, re-creating and improving old favourites. Lots…

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AMATAGA has arrived

Over-joyed, relieved, happy - we picked up the new CD (Amataga) today and it is perfect! The booklet looks exactly like it is supposed to, no colour disasters, no mistakes of any kind and the music is all there and…

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4 years and finally a new album - AMATAGA

I was brought up with the saying "It never rains but it pours" and in this sense I mean in the best possible way. On the 25th of September we are releasing Te Vaka album no. 8 and then heading…

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Te Vaka joins next big Disney Movie - MOANA

The headlines are all over the internet now, but we have had to keep this exciting news a secret since the middle of 2013 - more than 2 years!! 

The trips to the US started in December 2013 when Opetaia…

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Exciting times ahead

The forces are aligning, the music is brewing and we are getting ready for a spectacular 2015.