TEEKS

Teeks

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Niche Productions

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One of the world’s most compelling voices of modern soul, Māori singer TEEKS is the stunning new voice you need to hear to believe.

About TEEKS

From the moment you experience the soulful croon of Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi – professionally known as TEEKS – you’ll be hooked on his vibrant, sensuous voice. The 26-year-old Māori singer-songwriter has already become a phenomenon in his homeland going to #1 with his debut album this year, and now he’s here to wow audiences in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

A native of Northland, Aotearoa, New Zealand, TEEKS grew up surrounded by music and performance. He was raised on everything from traditional waiata and kapa haka to Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and Sam Cooke, and was selected for the prestigious Pao Pao Pao development initiative for emerging and establishing Māori artists. His first release, the old-school soul influenced EP The Grapefruit Skies, was described as ‘one of the most original pieces of work a male New Zealand artist working within the genre of soul has produced’, generated the hit single If Only, earned him a ‘Best Māori Artist’ NZ Music Award and established TEEKS as one of Aotearoa’s next great talents.

Giving audiences the chance to experience songs from his debut album up close and in person before release, TEEKS hit the road late last year to perform six select shows. The tour sold out in an unprecedented seven days. His debut album, Something to Feel, was then released in March of this year to great acclaim, going straight to #1. Don’t miss your chance to see this soul superstar-in-waiting.

Praise for TEEKS

‘TEEKS is New Zealand’s soulful singer to know.’ Vogue

‘From his opening number, soul singer TEEKS had the packed audience sitting up and paying attention.’ Stuff.co.nz

‘Every song, old and new, felt beautifully familiar, embracing and enthralling listeners. His voice soared … [a] vocal superpower.’ NZ Herald

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